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« Reply #45 on: April 08, 2019, 02:11:56 PM »
https://theathletic.com/899580/2019/04/08/the-maple-leafs-under-pressure-rankings-whos-under-the-biggest-microscope-in-the-playoffs/

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4. William Nylander
From Jan. 20 onward, Tavares, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner were the only Leafs to outscore Nylander, who managed 24 points over the final 35 games. The Leafs pounded teams when he was out there with five a side, grabbing 58 percent of the scoring chances and 63 percent of the goals.

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« Reply #46 on: April 08, 2019, 02:15:58 PM »

This is going to be a fun series.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #47 on: April 08, 2019, 02:46:10 PM »

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #48 on: April 08, 2019, 02:53:47 PM »
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4. William Nylander
From Jan. 20 onward, Tavares, Auston Matthews and Mitch Marner were the only Leafs to outscore Nylander, who managed 24 points over the final 35 games. The Leafs pounded teams when he was out there with five a side, grabbing 58 percent of the scoring chances and 63 percent of the goals.

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24 in 35 is only a 56-point pace over a full 82-game season.  It's not enough for a guy being paid 6.9 million/year.  He is under pressure to show he deserves that contract.

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« Reply #50 on: April 08, 2019, 03:10:03 PM »
24 in 35 is only a 56-point pace over a full 82-game season.  It's not enough for a guy being paid 6.9 million/year.  He is under pressure to show he deserves that contract.

*sobs* and then... *sniff* and then he... *hic* he waited until the last 40 minutes to *sniff* call Dubas... and signed such an expensive deal! I just don't know why he didn't just take that 5M x 8 yr deal in July!

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« Reply #51 on: April 08, 2019, 03:11:11 PM »
24 in 35 is only a 56-point pace over a full 82-game season.  It's not enough for a guy being paid 6.9 million/year.  He is under pressure to show he deserves that contract.

*sobs* and then... *sniff* and then he... *hic* he waited until the last 40 minutes to *sniff* call Dubas... and signed such an expensive deal! I just don't know why he didn't just take that 5M x 8 yr deal in July!
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« Reply #52 on: April 08, 2019, 03:44:24 PM »
Listening to the radio the last 2 days is confusing. Basically the leafs will get pummeled in the first round, have no chance of winning and for the reasons that all these experts have been saying all season; lack of denfesive talent.

However, when they lose itíll be a big disappointment and should Babcock continue to coach this team.

How can it be a disappointment if thatís the expectation? And if itís a talent issue then why should the coach pay for it?

Personally I never thought this was the leafs year and itís unfortunate the way the playoff format has pitted these 2 games against each other. But I just donít understand how on the one hand you expect them to lose and on the other hand be disappointed when they do. Thatís

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« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2019, 03:54:45 PM »
Listening to the radio the last 2 days is confusing. Basically the leafs will get pummeled in the first round, have no chance of winning and for the reasons that all these experts have been saying all season; lack of denfesive talent.

However, when they lose itíll be a big disappointment and should Babcock continue to coach this team.

How can it be a disappointment if thatís the expectation? And if itís a talent issue then why should the coach pay for it?

Personally I never thought this was the leafs year and itís unfortunate the way the playoff format has pitted these 2 games against each other. But I just donít understand how on the one hand you expect them to lose and on the other hand be disappointed when they do. Thatís
Is it his fault the D isn't great, no.

However, if he plays role players more then Matthews and Marner again he should be fired. Looking at the practice lines it seems that Babs is planning matching best on best this time around. Last year Babcock was a large reason they lost. This year he cannot be out coached, not at his salary.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #54 on: April 08, 2019, 04:48:37 PM »
In case you're wondering what the rationale is for splitting up Matthews and Nylander (initially)...

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2019/04/08/mike-babcock-on-playoff-hockey-the-real-world-is-coming-right-away-here-no-time-no-space/

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You have the luxury of Matthews and Tavares, they have the luxury of Bergeron and Krejci. How much do you think this series will come down to who among those stars will be able to beat the others?

Babcock: It is, but a lot of the times those guys cancel each other out and it is the rest of the guys that matter. The more depth you have, the better off you are. But there is no question I have been in a lot of playoff series where your stars had no points after the first round and hardly any after two rounds, but by the end, they were leading the team in scoring. The other guys got them through. That is what depth on a team is all about. That is the great thing about hockey: It is a team game. You need everybody. You need all 20 guys. All 20 guys are going to have to play well. That is what makes it fun.

It's going to be a lot of Marleau-Kadri-Nylander, Gardiner-Dermott vs Boston's bottom 6 and third pair...

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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2019, 05:02:49 PM »


It's going to be a lot of Marleau-Kadri-Nylander, Gardiner-Dermott vs Boston's bottom 6 and third pair...
Agreed and that's what i think he put Willy there. Kadri's line has to win it's battle.

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« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2019, 05:11:40 PM »
In case you're wondering what the rationale is for splitting up Matthews and Nylander (initially)...

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2019/04/08/mike-babcock-on-playoff-hockey-the-real-world-is-coming-right-away-here-no-time-no-space/

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You have the luxury of Matthews and Tavares, they have the luxury of Bergeron and Krejci. How much do you think this series will come down to who among those stars will be able to beat the others?

Babcock: It is, but a lot of the times those guys cancel each other out and it is the rest of the guys that matter. The more depth you have, the better off you are. But there is no question I have been in a lot of playoff series where your stars had no points after the first round and hardly any after two rounds, but by the end, they were leading the team in scoring. The other guys got them through. That is what depth on a team is all about. That is the great thing about hockey: It is a team game. You need everybody. You need all 20 guys. All 20 guys are going to have to play well. That is what makes it fun.

It's going to be a lot of Marleau-Kadri-Nylander, Gardiner-Dermott vs Boston's bottom 6 and third pair...

In the past, he has done different things on the road vs home.  I wouldn't be surprised if he thinks this kind of spread is more advantageous on the road and then switches to Matthews-Nylander (and avoid matching them against Bergeron) at home.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #57 on: April 08, 2019, 05:14:20 PM »
In case you're wondering what the rationale is for splitting up Matthews and Nylander (initially)...

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2019/04/08/mike-babcock-on-playoff-hockey-the-real-world-is-coming-right-away-here-no-time-no-space/

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You have the luxury of Matthews and Tavares, they have the luxury of Bergeron and Krejci. How much do you think this series will come down to who among those stars will be able to beat the others?

Babcock: It is, but a lot of the times those guys cancel each other out and it is the rest of the guys that matter. The more depth you have, the better off you are. But there is no question I have been in a lot of playoff series where your stars had no points after the first round and hardly any after two rounds, but by the end, they were leading the team in scoring. The other guys got them through. That is what depth on a team is all about. That is the great thing about hockey: It is a team game. You need everybody. You need all 20 guys. All 20 guys are going to have to play well. That is what makes it fun.

It's going to be a lot of Marleau-Kadri-Nylander, Gardiner-Dermott vs Boston's bottom 6 and third pair...

The only problem is that we have had plenty of that line in the last 30 games and it really hasn't been effective at putting the puck in the net.  Marleau has been hit by the old tree, and Kadri and Nylander are paying sins for who knows what as the hockey gods apparently hate them.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #58 on: April 08, 2019, 05:41:52 PM »
Leafs in 6 is my call. I just feel there due.

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