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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2019, 09:51:46 PM »
Yep it is definitely Richard Panik time

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #121 on: March 16, 2019, 10:26:21 PM »
Is it getting close to time yet?

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #122 on: March 17, 2019, 12:53:58 AM »
Yep it is definitely Richard Panik time

Watching him play this evening. Why did we let him go? he would be perfect on this team right about now!

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #123 on: March 17, 2019, 09:17:55 AM »
Yep it is definitely Richard Panik time

Watching him play this evening. Why did we let him go? he would be perfect on this team right about now!

That hindsight thing is great.

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #124 on: March 17, 2019, 11:38:15 AM »
They need Lou back to enforce the clean shave policy, these beards are causing all our problems.
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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #125 on: March 17, 2019, 01:35:09 PM »
I dunno. This seems like another first round bounce for the Leafs the way things are shaping up. Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #126 on: March 17, 2019, 05:35:52 PM »
Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet

That's quite the stance to take. Way to dig your heels in

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #127 on: March 17, 2019, 05:53:22 PM »
I dunno. This seems like another first round bounce for the Leafs the way things are shaping up. Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet

Would that really be the end of the world? I don't mean that dismissively, it's just that the playoff matchup format is ridiculously dumb, four of top 6 forwards are still on entry level contracts, and we haven't built a top 4 defense structure yet. If they went out in 6 games, I'd be disappointed as a fan, but their window hasn't even opened yet. Wake me up in 2 more seasons when they're being bounced in round one, then I'll get all emotional.

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #128 on: March 17, 2019, 08:04:11 PM »
I dunno. This seems like another first round bounce for the Leafs the way things are shaping up. Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet

Would that really be the end of the world? I don't mean that dismissively, it's just that the playoff matchup format is ridiculously dumb, four of top 6 forwards are still on entry level contracts, and we haven't built a top 4 defense structure yet. If they went out in 6 games, I'd be disappointed as a fan, but their window hasn't even opened yet. Wake me up in 2 more seasons when they're being bounced in round one, then I'll get all emotional.

Itís only panic time if they are good enough to win anything.  Theyíre not, so no panic.  They will go out in round one again.  The off-season is big because they will need to move forwards for defense.

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #129 on: March 17, 2019, 10:35:24 PM »
They have a 50-50 chance of beating the bruins.

Iím enjoying the season.
Marner has jumped up to the next level and looks like a top-15 forward in the league.
Matthews continues to be arguable the top even strength goal scorer in the NHL.
Reilly is on his way to 70+ points.
Tavares set a career high in goals.

Itís a pleasure to watch the leafs develop top-of-league talent for the first time in my lifetime.

Iím enjoying every minute of the season.

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #130 on: March 17, 2019, 11:28:45 PM »
I dunno. This seems like another first round bounce for the Leafs the way things are shaping up. Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet
There's nothing we can do but be observers, so I'm not sure what we're panicking over.
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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #131 on: March 18, 2019, 08:26:08 AM »
I think they all know as players what they are capable of when they play to win. This past few weeks of games have not been what weíve seen for most of the season. For whatever reason, (likely lack of motivation) they have not been playing their best hockey of late. My gut tells me they will finish on a bit of a run and be a completely different team, ready to compete with whomever they meet come playoff time.

PS. Iíve been away this past week on holiday so I havenít heard any updates on Dermott and Gardiner , but you have to believe their injuries have played a large part in the teams recent struggles.

Anyone know the latest and when they are expected back?
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 08:43:44 AM by RedLeaf »
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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #132 on: March 18, 2019, 12:06:00 PM »
I dunno. This seems like another first round bounce for the Leafs the way things are shaping up. Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet
There's nothing we can do but be observers, so I'm not sure what we're panicking over.


It's not literal panic, it's only in the sense of fandom and watching another year go by when you hoped for so much more at the start. I've said multiple times I just want to see the Leafs win 1 Cup before I die, and after they signed Tavares that possibility seemed much closer to reality. Now, seems like there's a lot more work to do unless they catch lightening in a bottle come playoff time.

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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #133 on: March 18, 2019, 12:30:13 PM »
I dunno. This seems like another first round bounce for the Leafs the way things are shaping up. Is it panic to think this? Until they prove me wrong i just can't see this team taking a step forward yet
There's nothing we can do but be observers, so I'm not sure what we're panicking over.


It's not literal panic, it's only in the sense of fandom and watching another year go by when you hoped for so much more at the start. I've said multiple times I just want to see the Leafs win 1 Cup before I die, and after they signed Tavares that possibility seemed much closer to reality. Now, seems like there's a lot more work to do unless they catch lightening in a bottle come playoff time.

I wouldnít get too discouraged. I think the Leafs are a more talented team than last year, and I donít think we need to set the record for points in a season to show that theyíre a better club. If itís about playoff wins then letís see what theyíve got when the time comes, but like I said above I donít think their play of late is any indication of how this team will fare in the playoffs when the chips are down. Iím counting on an extremely competitive first round, and with a good chance that the Leafs will prevail.
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 12:34:01 PM by RedLeaf »
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Re: Is it panic time yet?
« Reply #134 on: March 18, 2019, 02:14:00 PM »
I think some of the angst is just even though we're tied for 5th overall and 3rd in goal differential, wins and ROW, we still won't be able to play an underdog / someone under us in the first round. That would be nice.

That being said, there IS no panic time. Ever. Let it grow. Matthews and Marner are twenty-one years old. Yes, the window is here, but if they're mostly shrewd with the cap it will be here for years to come. In the cap era no team is perfect. Caps failed for almost a decade then won the Stanley Cup.

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