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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #105 on: April 04, 2019, 09:44:21 PM »
Let's hope Saturdays game is an important one for the Habs and we come out with a full team and kick their ass. That alone would make the season for me.
If Columbus wins tomorrow night it's all over. Habs are out.

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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2019, 09:45:14 PM »
I've been giving it to Bab's tonight so why not continue. How about calling a timeout so you can get Matthews back out there with the empty net? Hyman and Johnsson over Matthews? I did like them putting Rosen out there tho.

This kind of stuff, the deployment of the 4th line in situations where 30 other coaches never would ... he's sandbagging the entire league.  34/91/16 are all getting over 20 minutes a night once the Big Square Dance commences.


But in Babcock's coaching history he usually doesn't increase ice time in the playoffs. Still plays the real gud pros a lot in the playoffs. If he does what you suggest it would be the biggest coaching rope-a-dope ever
I don't see Babs changing anything. I hope I'm wrong.

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« Reply #106 on: April 04, 2019, 09:45:14 PM »

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« Reply #107 on: April 04, 2019, 09:48:38 PM »
I've been giving it to Bab's tonight so why not continue. How about calling a timeout so you can get Matthews back out there with the empty net? Hyman and Johnsson over Matthews? I did like them putting Rosen out there tho.

This kind of stuff, the deployment of the 4th line in situations where 30 other coaches never would ... he's sandbagging the entire league.  34/91/16 are all getting over 20 minutes a night once the Big Square Dance commences.


But in Babcock's coaching history he usually doesn't increase ice time in the playoffs. Still plays the real gud pros a lot in the playoffs. If he does what you suggest it would be the biggest coaching rope-a-dope ever
I don't see Babs changing anything. I hope I'm wrong.
I agree.  He should play his best players more but he wont.

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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #108 on: April 04, 2019, 09:49:38 PM »
Side note I liked Rosen's game tonight. Thought he played well and such an upgrade over Marincin, Holl and  Oz. And Gardiner looked good too!

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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #109 on: April 04, 2019, 09:53:47 PM »
I've been giving it to Bab's tonight so why not continue. How about calling a timeout so you can get Matthews back out there with the empty net? Hyman and Johnsson over Matthews? I did like them putting Rosen out there tho.

This kind of stuff, the deployment of the 4th line in situations where 30 other coaches never would ... he's sandbagging the entire league.  34/91/16 are all getting over 20 minutes a night once the Big Square Dance commences.


But in Babcock's coaching history he usually doesn't increase ice time in the playoffs. Still plays the real gud pros a lot in the playoffs. If he does what you suggest it would be the biggest coaching rope-a-dope ever

My post was an uneasy mixture of sarcasm and wishful thinking.  But I do believe their icetime will go up.

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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #110 on: April 04, 2019, 09:55:58 PM »
Played well in a meaningless game. One.more to go.

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« Reply #111 on: April 04, 2019, 09:57:39 PM »
It was a meaningless game, hence the boosted 4th line minutes. Once you clinch its basically preseason 2.0 to see who is going be in the line up. Moore and Rosen had good showings.
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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #112 on: April 05, 2019, 09:56:46 AM »
This kind of stuff, the deployment of the 4th line in situations where 30 other coaches never would.

I'm going to take a minor issue with this. Not to defend how Babcock uses the 4th line, but I don't think it's really out of line with how the 30 other head coaches use them. Even the whole 'using them after a goal' thing is pretty common throughout the league.

I mean we all talk about how Barry Trotz is some sort of genius head coach, but the guy matched up his 4th line (which is admittedly better than ours if only because of their 4C, but it's still a 4th line) against the Tavares line the other day. Like, willingly.
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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #113 on: April 05, 2019, 10:31:20 AM »
Did you know that Bruin rhymes with Ruin?
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« Reply #114 on: April 05, 2019, 10:36:06 AM »
I missed the game but I feel like I've caught up on the essentials:


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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #115 on: April 05, 2019, 11:29:58 AM »
This kind of stuff, the deployment of the 4th line in situations where 30 other coaches never would.

I'm going to take a minor issue with this. Not to defend how Babcock uses the 4th line, but I don't think it's really out of line with how the 30 other head coaches use them. Even the whole 'using them after a goal' thing is pretty common throughout the league.

I mean we all talk about how Barry Trotz is some sort of genius head coach, but the guy matched up his 4th line (which is admittedly better than ours if only because of their 4C, but it's still a 4th line) against the Tavares line the other day. Like, willingly.

Get your facts out of my face.

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Re: Lightning @ Leafs - Apr. 4th, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #116 on: April 05, 2019, 02:10:18 PM »
Only one pre-season game left!