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« Reply #525 on: March 04, 2019, 04:43:51 PM »
Obviously, there were some low brow chants hurled Tavares' way but holy cow the NYI fans were into that game. They were loud! I kind of found it hilarious that not only did they boo him but they detested him. It was so over the top it was comical. It was like it was more of a spectacle and not really about hating him?
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« Reply #526 on: March 04, 2019, 06:01:11 PM »
Obviously, there were some low brow chants hurled Tavares' way but holy cow the NYI fans were into that game. They were loud! I kind of found it hilarious that not only did they boo him but they detested him. It was so over the top it was comical. It was like it was more of a spectacle and not really about hating him?
Yeah it was a bit much. Will they be this upset if Anders Lee signs with another team this July 1st or are you only allowed to go batshit insane for true superstar players leaving?

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« Reply #526 on: March 04, 2019, 06:01:11 PM »

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« Reply #527 on: March 05, 2019, 04:49:14 AM »
Obviously, there were some low brow chants hurled Tavares' way but holy cow the NYI fans were into that game. They were loud! I kind of found it hilarious that not only did they boo him but they detested him. It was so over the top it was comical. It was like it was more of a spectacle and not really about hating him?
Yeah it was a bit much. Will they be this upset if Anders Lee signs with another team this July 1st or are you only allowed to go batshit insane for true superstar players leaving?


I felt horrible what happened that night against Tavares and utterly embarrassed by those catcalling idiots masquerading as ‘passionate’ fans.

Should have remembered what my late brother once told me.  He was no Islander fan as I was (and still am somewhat), but he pointed out that he had read that Islanders fans were labelled as among the most “obnoxious” in the league.  Not to be confused with the old Philly’s Broad Street Bullies fans of yesteryear nor with the bottle-smashing in stand fighting Bruins fans of another era.  Isles fans were in a class of their own.

Judging by what happened on this night and what was levelled at Tavares, I would have to agree.

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« Reply #528 on: March 21, 2019, 02:33:20 PM »
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« Reply #529 on: March 21, 2019, 02:42:25 PM »
Since 1990 only 5 players have hit 40 goals for the Leafs, Andreychuk, Clark, Sundin Matthews and now Tavares.  Sundin is the only one to do it twice.

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« Reply #530 on: March 21, 2019, 02:44:01 PM »
Since 1990 only 5 players have hit 40 goals for the Leafs, Andreychuk, Clark, Sundin Matthews and now Tavares.  Sundin is the only one to do it twice.

40 goals back then is worth a poop-ton more in this score-happy era we find ourselves in.
Nevertheless, Tavares is having himself an impressive season and it's buoying everyone around him (Marner, Hyman, Rielly).
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« Reply #531 on: March 21, 2019, 03:08:03 PM »
Since 1990 only 5 players have hit 40 goals for the Leafs, Andreychuk, Clark, Sundin Matthews and now Tavares.  Sundin is the only one to do it twice.

40 goals back then is worth a poop-ton more in this score-happy era we find ourselves in.
Nevertheless, Tavares is having himself an impressive season and it's buoying everyone around him (Marner, Hyman, Rielly).

I'm not sure if you are being sarcastic or not???

Clark's 46 Goals and Andrechuk's 53 goals in 93-94 came in a year where the average team scored 3.24 goals per game.

Sundin did it in years where the goals per game were 2.92 (96-97, 41G) and 2.62 (01-02, 41G). 

This year the average goals per game (per team) is 3.03

Adjusted:

Andrechuk:  48
Clark: 42
Sundin (96-97):  42
Sundin (01-02):  47
Matthews (16-17):  44
Tavares (18-19):  42 and counting

(NOTE:  Sundin has two more seasons where adjustment moves him above 40G)

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« Reply #532 on: March 21, 2019, 03:44:40 PM »
Not sarcastic, just plain wrong re: Clark and Andreychuk as I was only remembering Sundin's era.
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« Reply #533 on: March 21, 2019, 05:12:34 PM »
Not sarcastic, just plain wrong re: Clark and Andreychuk as I was only remembering Sundin's era.
What's wrong about it, scoring was higher in 92-94. The year Clark scored 46, there were 9 other players with 50+ goals. This year we might only have 1 guy score 50

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« Reply #534 on: March 21, 2019, 05:19:54 PM »
Not sarcastic, just plain wrong re: Clark and Andreychuk as I was only remembering Sundin's era.
What's wrong about it, scoring was higher in 92-94. The year Clark scored 46, there were 9 other players with 50+ goals. This year we might only have 1 guy score 50

He was trying to say scoring was worth MORE in 92-93 than it is now.  Which he admitted afterwards is false.  However, he is correct it was worth more during the two years Sundin hit 40.

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« Reply #535 on: March 21, 2019, 05:37:57 PM »
Got it. Speaking of Johnny T, he's 5 points away from a career high; I hope he sets it against the Islanders with a game winner.

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« Reply #536 on: March 26, 2019, 02:58:23 AM »
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« Reply #537 on: March 26, 2019, 09:42:39 AM »
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/tavares-continues-historic-leafs-debut-wide-open-affair-vs-panthers/

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What’s opened [Tavares’] new teammate’s eyes the most this season is how consistently he prepares no matter what is happening. Through winning streaks and losing stretches, whether he’s got a hot hand or is on the wrong end of puck luck, nothing changes.

“It’s easy to go into the rink early once a week or do treatment — roll out — when you feel like it. He does it every single day,” said Rielly. “It’s not that easy and it’s a long season, and he’s in there every single day doing the same thing. He’s got a routine he’d like to stick to.”
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« Reply #538 on: March 26, 2019, 10:00:10 AM »
https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/tavares-continues-historic-leafs-debut-wide-open-affair-vs-panthers/

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What’s opened [Tavares’] new teammate’s eyes the most this season is how consistently he prepares no matter what is happening. Through winning streaks and losing stretches, whether he’s got a hot hand or is on the wrong end of puck luck, nothing changes.

“It’s easy to go into the rink early once a week or do treatment — roll out — when you feel like it. He does it every single day,” said Rielly. “It’s not that easy and it’s a long season, and he’s in there every single day doing the same thing. He’s got a routine he’d like to stick to.”

From what I have learned this year John Tavares is a snake but also a robot.

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« Reply #539 on: March 26, 2019, 10:11:11 AM »
You can really see why Tavares was blown away by Dubas and Babcock's presentation last summer.

Dubas: Trust the Process(tm) of the aggregation of marginal gains.
Babcock: Do gud things (everyday) and gud things happen (eventually, sometimes).
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