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2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« on: October 01, 2019, 11:21:49 AM »
Massive changes this season
This is what our roster looked like last opening night. Bold are gone, italicized are injured:

Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Matthews-Ennis
Leivo-Kadri-Brown
Johnsson-Lindholm-Kapanen

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Ozhiganov

Andersen
Sparks
Coaches: Babcock, Hiller, Smith

To:
Kapanen-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Moore
Timashov-Spezza-Gauthier
Shore

Rielly-Ceci
Muzzin-Barrie
Sandin-Marincin
Liljegren-Holl

Andersen
Hutchinson

Coaches: Babcock, McFarland, Hakstol

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2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2019, 11:27:59 AM »
There was no larger controversy of addition to the Leafs than Cody Ceci. Is he just the cost of doing the business of jettisoning Zaitsev's deal, or is he someone the front office targeted to rehabilitate value from? Why not both?

https://theathletic.com/1252731/2019/10/01/mirtle-can-cody-ceci-and-his-ugly-analytics-really-help-the-maple-leafs-this-season/

In Mirtle's interview with Ceci, we see someone who is cognizant of his reputation in the analytics space as well as someone who actually understands its use and limitations.

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“I’ve definitely heard of Corsi,” he said. “I mean, it’s kind of — if you’re playing with a shutdown line and you’re starting every shift in your end against teams’ top lines, it’s tough to have a good Corsi. You’re not going to control the puck too much in the offensive zone. Once you get out of the D zone, get down there, get a whistle, you’re usually coming off the ice."

He and fellow trademate Ben Harpur also shed some light on how the Leafs plan to play this season. As already evidenced in the preseason, the Leafs are finally going to do the thing we've been asking for since 2016:
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Both Ceci and Harpur have remarked in camp how different the Leafs’ system is than what they played in Ottawa. They pointed to how much more focus there is on making small passing plays and advancing the puck with control, something that wasn’t always a focal point with the Senators. What defencemen are asked to do in the neutral zone is also vastly different.

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“One of the big things I’ve noticed here is really playing more of a possession game as opposed to a run-and-gun,” Harpur said. “In Ottawa, we were more inclined to just go north with the puck no matter what, whether we were throwing it off the glass or just advancing it at all costs. There’s more of a possession mindset here. We’re more inclined to make those little soft plays to the middle or find a forward and getting it to them as opposed to just going north every single time.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2019, 12:12:15 PM »
Petan and Agostino have cleared waivers. That's pretty surprising to me but I'll take it.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2019, 01:16:06 PM »
Molson Canadian Presents The Leaf: Blueprint Episode 1- Training Camp

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A31KLHLVZc8&feature=youtu.be

Willy from the start, 2nd pairing is Muzzin-Barrie instead of Gardiner-Zaitsev, more forward diversity in the bottom six, the insertion of Rasmus Sandin, new special teams coaches, not to mention the core players are simply bigger and wiser. All improvements. We got a great club. Very excited.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2019, 01:27:39 PM »
https://theathletic.com/1248016/2019/09/27/marv-the-onion-revis-island-the-gangster-what-martin-marincins-nicknames-reveal-about-him/

Martin Marincin is going to be this year's Ron Hainsey. He's the team weird uncle with all the deadpan sardonic bon mots, playing all the PK time, and looks frustrating on the ice for both fans and opponents. The key difference is now it's 3rd pair expectations.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2019, 01:29:54 PM »
Massive changes this season
This is what our roster looked like last opening night. Bold are gone, italicized are injured:

Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Matthews-Ennis
Leivo-Kadri-Brown
Johnsson-Lindholm-Kapanen

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Ozhiganov

Andersen
Sparks
Coaches: Babcock, Hiller, Smith

To:
Kapanen-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Moore
Timashov-Spezza-Gauthier
Shore

Rielly-Ceci
Muzzin-Barrie
Sandin-Marincin
Liljegren-Holl

Andersen
Hutchinson

Coaches: Babcock, McFarland, Hakstol

Guys, our longest tenured forwards are:

Nylander, Kapanen, and Hyman.  They were all recalled by the Leafs on Feb 29, 2016. 

As is well know, only Rielly pre-dates the tank year.  Only him and Marincin were on the roster at the start of that year. 

What a drastic change.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2019, 01:37:28 PM »
https://theathletic.com/1248016/2019/09/27/marv-the-onion-revis-island-the-gangster-what-martin-marincins-nicknames-reveal-about-him/

Martin Marincin is going to be this year's Ron Hainsey. He's the team weird uncle with all the deadpan sardonic bon mots, playing all the PK time, and looks frustrating on the ice for both fans and opponents. The key difference is now it's 3rd pair expectations.

The Athletic seems to be continuing their hard hitting pieces on the Leafs. 

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2019, 01:59:48 PM »
https://theathletic.com/1248016/2019/09/27/marv-the-onion-revis-island-the-gangster-what-martin-marincins-nicknames-reveal-about-him/

Martin Marincin is going to be this year's Ron Hainsey. He's the team weird uncle with all the deadpan sardonic bon mots, playing all the PK time, and looks frustrating on the ice for both fans and opponents. The key difference is now it's 3rd pair expectations.

The Athletic seems to be continuing their hard hitting pieces on the Leafs. 

When I clicked this link just now it said there was 49 seconds left to claim a 40% off discount. That's a lot of pressure to put on someone.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2019, 02:49:15 PM »
Petan and Agostino have cleared waivers. That's pretty surprising to me but I'll take it.
Good for the call ups but are these 2 the first to come up? I actually liked Korshkov's game better then them. Give the Leafs good options though moving forward.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2019, 03:01:12 PM »
https://theathletic.com/1248016/2019/09/27/marv-the-onion-revis-island-the-gangster-what-martin-marincins-nicknames-reveal-about-him/

Martin Marincin is going to be this year's Ron Hainsey. He's the team weird uncle with all the deadpan sardonic bon mots, playing all the PK time, and looks frustrating on the ice for both fans and opponents. The key difference is now it's 3rd pair expectations.

The Athletic seems to be continuing their hard hitting pieces on the Leafs.

Toronto getting the Matthews lottery pick is the only reason The Athletic made it off the ground as fast as it has.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2019, 03:02:37 PM »
Petan and Agostino have cleared waivers. That's pretty surprising to me but I'll take it.
Good for the call ups but are these 2 the first to come up? I actually liked Korshkov's game better then them. Give the Leafs good options though moving forward.

Korshkov will be too expensive to call up for a generic injury. A more expensive LTIR would be his only window of opportunity.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2019, 03:04:56 PM »
Petan and Agostino have cleared waivers. That's pretty surprising to me but I'll take it.
Good for the call ups but are these 2 the first to come up? I actually liked Korshkov's game better then them. Give the Leafs good options though moving forward.

Korshkov will be too expensive to call up for a generic injury. A more expensive LTIR would be his only window of opportunity.
Very true. Forgot about that.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2019, 03:24:53 PM »
Massive changes this season
This is what our roster looked like last opening night. Bold are gone, italicized are injured:

Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Matthews-Ennis
Leivo-Kadri-Brown
Johnsson-Lindholm-Kapanen

Rielly-Hainsey
Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Ozhiganov

Andersen
Sparks
Coaches: Babcock, Hiller, Smith

To:
Kapanen-Tavares-Marner
Johnsson-Matthews-Nylander
Mikheyev-Kerfoot-Moore
Timashov-Spezza-Gauthier
Shore

Rielly-Ceci
Muzzin-Barrie
Sandin-Marincin
Liljegren-Holl

Andersen
Hutchinson

Coaches: Babcock, McFarland, Hakstol

Guys, our longest tenured forwards are:

Nylander, Kapanen, and Hyman.  They were all recalled by the Leafs on Feb 29, 2016. 

As is well know, only Rielly pre-dates the tank year.  Only him and Marincin were on the roster at the start of that year. 

What a drastic change.

I remember that, the youth infusion at the end of the brilliantly orchestrated tank year. Beginning of a new era.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2019, 03:31:41 PM »
https://theathletic.com/1248016/2019/09/27/marv-the-onion-revis-island-the-gangster-what-martin-marincins-nicknames-reveal-about-him/

Martin Marincin is going to be this year's Ron Hainsey. He's the team weird uncle with all the deadpan sardonic bon mots, playing all the PK time, and looks frustrating on the ice for both fans and opponents. The key difference is now it's 3rd pair expectations.

The Athletic seems to be continuing their hard hitting pieces on the Leafs. 

When I clicked this link just now it said there was 49 seconds left to claim a 40% off discount. That's a lot of pressure to put on someone.

I haven't ever subscribed, but I can tell you that whenever I mistakenly click on one of their links, the 40-50% off pop up comes up...like, for years.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2019, 03:34:30 PM »
https://theathletic.com/1248016/2019/09/27/marv-the-onion-revis-island-the-gangster-what-martin-marincins-nicknames-reveal-about-him/

Martin Marincin is going to be this year's Ron Hainsey. He's the team weird uncle with all the deadpan sardonic bon mots, playing all the PK time, and looks frustrating on the ice for both fans and opponents. The key difference is now it's 3rd pair expectations.

The Athletic seems to be continuing their hard hitting pieces on the Leafs.

Toronto getting the Matthews lottery pick is the only reason The Athletic made it off the ground as fast as it has.

It's like the propaganda "Molson Leafs Blueprint"...or like Henny's tough first questions at press conferences: "Mike, how great is it to have so many weapons available to you on your PP?"

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2019, 03:34:30 PM »