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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1455 on: February 21, 2020, 04:55:55 PM »
I think there's some truth in both arguments. The idea that Leaf players tend to be overrated due to the attention they receive in hockey's mega-market is nothing new. The first time I read this sentiment was in the 70's.

For all the times I've heard this I've never actually seen a real example of it. I've been on this board for near 20 years and it's not like we were ever ducking "Mats Sundin should win the Hart!" threads or people saying that James Reimer would one day be feted as a god among men.

If anything, it's been the other way around. With people on the board saying things like "Maybe it's not actually Phil Kessel's fault that the team around him sucks" during a time when newspapers were staking out his favourite lunch spots and before he won two cups.

I was talking about the players overrating themselves. They don't pay attention to boards like this. They see TV media attention and fans in every NHL arena kissing their butts.


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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1456 on: February 22, 2020, 07:37:52 PM »

We did it, lads and lasses!
#BeBlessed

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1457 on: February 22, 2020, 07:43:18 PM »

We did it, lads and lasses!
Did what?

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1458 on: February 22, 2020, 07:43:19 PM »
The broadcast suggesting this trade might not have gone down after the Barrie trade is *chefs kiss*

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1459 on: February 22, 2020, 07:53:14 PM »
Did what?

Got out of the Ben Harpur contract without ever having to play him on NHL ice
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1460 on: February 22, 2020, 07:58:47 PM »
Did what?

Got out of the Ben Harpur contract without ever having to play him on NHL ice
Got ya.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1461 on: February 22, 2020, 10:11:52 PM »
Lol, what a joke, defend the trash.  Good work.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1462 on: February 22, 2020, 10:20:24 PM »
Lol, what a joke, defend the trash.  Good work.

Man I gave you both a mulligan for being assholes on a night where emotions were running high, then I warned you. See you after the weekend.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1463 on: February 23, 2020, 12:26:33 AM »
Lol, what a joke, defend the trash.  Good work.

Man I gave you both a mulligan for being assholes on a night where emotions were running high, then I warned you. See you after the weekend.
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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1464 on: February 23, 2020, 09:19:27 AM »
So whatís going on with Tavares this year? He seems to be a step slower than last year and he was already not very fast then. Itís gotten to the point where he isnít really backchecking because he canít keep up.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1465 on: February 23, 2020, 09:58:50 AM »
So whatís going on with Tavares this year? He seems to be a step slower than last year and he was already not very fast then. Itís gotten to the point where he isnít really backchecking because he canít keep up.
JT is playing like he always does. I don't notice him being any worse. I find that he tries to do too much at times though in the O zone. In our end he looks pretty much the same to me. I'm more concerned with Marner. Yeah he's getting points but he's had more, not just bad but, brutal games this year then ever. Like JT, he's a turnover machine.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1466 on: February 23, 2020, 10:19:41 AM »
So whatís going on with Tavares this year? He seems to be a step slower than last year and he was already not very fast then. Itís gotten to the point where he isnít really backchecking because he canít keep up.
JT is playing like he always does. I don't notice him being any worse. I find that he tries to do too much at times though in the O zone. In our end he looks pretty much the same to me. I'm more concerned with Marner. Yeah he's getting points but he's had more, not just bad but, brutal games this year then ever. Like JT, he's a turnover machine.

It probably isnít unfair to say that he is trying to do too much to live up to his contract.   There are a lot of players who struggle in the first year of a big deal and rebound the following season.   The thing is Marner is still putting up a lot of points despite his overall play.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1467 on: February 23, 2020, 10:40:13 AM »
The broadcast suggesting this trade might not have gone down after the Barrie trade is *chefs kiss*

I was utterly confused by what they meant. I was thinking, "if Barrie goes down, don't they need a replacement NHL defenceman?"

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1468 on: February 23, 2020, 11:16:30 AM »
  The thing is Marner is still putting up a lot of points despite his overall play.
And this bodes well for us. He actually plays better, more responsible shorthanded. Speaking of which, it's time Keefe makes an adjustment to a shorthanded faceoff. He needs to put out Matthews or JT who are our best faceoff guys to try and win the draw. I think we lost every draw last night. Hyman is 43% and Marner is 27%. That's not good odds. Goat is good on the draws but not a good defensive player.

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Re: 2019-2020 Toronto Maple Leafs General Discussion
« Reply #1469 on: February 23, 2020, 11:29:45 AM »
Malgin, Veronneau, Salomaki......Dubas' plan is finally becoming clear.