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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2019, 01:07:40 PM »
Hutch wasnít capable, but Babcock has to share in the blame.  It is idiotic ton exclusively your backup goalie only in the 2nd half of back to backs, especially when you consider the leafs donít skate well on back to backs.  Babcock set Hutch and the leafs up for failure with his stubbornness.  He is wrong, but he wonít admit it.

Actually, the analytics actually back up playing your backup over your starter in the 2nd half of back to backs.  Our understanding is Babcock is listening to the analytics staff and goalie coach recommendations on this.  Do you really want him to stop listening to those staff members? because I have my doubts it will be a positive thing overall.

And the Leaf players not skating well on back to backs... Sounds to me like that is a player problem and the leaders in the room need to step up and hold their teammates accountable.

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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #16 on: November 11, 2019, 01:09:21 PM »
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #17 on: November 11, 2019, 01:11:48 PM »
Hutch wasnít capable, but Babcock has to share in the blame.  It is idiotic ton exclusively your backup goalie only in the 2nd half of back to backs, especially when you consider the leafs donít skate well on back to backs.  Babcock set Hutch and the leafs up for failure with his stubbornness.  He is wrong, but he wonít admit it.

Actually, the analytics actually back up playing your backup over your starter in the 2nd half of back to backs.  Our understanding is Babcock is listening to the analytics staff and goalie coach recommendations on this.  Do you really want him to stop listening to those staff members? because I have my doubts it will be a positive thing overall.

And the Leaf players not skating well on back to backs... Sounds to me like that is a player problem and the leaders in the room need to step up and hold their teammates accountable.

Analytics is great until it isnít.  What does it matter whoís fault it is the leafs are lousy in the 2nd of back to backs?  The fact is they are.  So until the coaches or players figure it out the coach needs to ice a lineup that gives them the best chance to win.  It hasnít worked for two years.  The analytics donít reflect the leafs in this regard.

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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #18 on: November 11, 2019, 01:15:14 PM »
And the Leaf players not skating well on back to backs... Sounds to me like that is a player problem and the leaders in the room need to step up and hold their teammates accountable.
Yeah, I think there is some truth to that. In the third period last night the Leafs played like they had rested for days. Now, it helped that Chicago had played the night before as well (also helps that Chicago isn't that good of a team), but if the Leafs gave that kind of effort more often (and earlier in games) I suspect their record would be a lot better and there wouldn't be so many people complaining.

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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2019, 01:39:23 PM »
I was just reading-up a little bit on Kaskisuo...

I think maybe they need a back-up plan to this back-up plan.

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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #20 on: November 11, 2019, 01:41:34 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2019, 01:43:56 PM »
Hutch wasnít capable, but Babcock has to share in the blame.  It is idiotic ton exclusively your backup goalie only in the 2nd half of back to backs, especially when you consider the leafs donít skate well on back to backs.  Babcock set Hutch and the leafs up for failure with his stubbornness.  He is wrong, but he wonít admit it.

Another one of my pet peeves with him. No reason to start Andy on the front end every f'n time.
So set in his ways its ridiculous. Look at the matchups. Look at where the games are. Look if its divisional matchup which is more important. No doesn't matter.
Get rid of him.

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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2019, 01:44:34 PM »
I was just reading-up a little bit on Kaskisuo...

I think maybe they need a back-up plan to this back-up plan.
No doubt, lets give him a shot and see if he grabs the opportunity...if not we bring back Sparks...LOL
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2019, 02:09:22 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.

I still think that they thought they could get Marner in the $9's...once that deal was done, it sure looked messy, and I can't imagine in June that it was their intention to go with a 20 man roster.

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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #24 on: November 11, 2019, 02:17:54 PM »
I still think that they thought they could get Marner in the $9's...once that deal was done, it sure looked messy, and I can't imagine in June that it was their intention to go with a 20 man roster.

They may have thought that but if it wasn't done by the time they could have aggressively pursued the market for the best back-up goalie in their price range I'm not really sure it matters what their intentions were.

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« Reply #25 on: November 11, 2019, 02:40:26 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.
They can still make that hard decision in season.
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #26 on: November 11, 2019, 02:43:26 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.
They can still make that hard decision in season.

They can. They won't have the same options in terms of using the money as they would have in the off-season but it's still a way to go.
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2019, 03:18:28 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.
They can still make that hard decision in season.

They can. They won't have the same options in terms of using the money as they would have in the off-season but it's still a way to go.
Anyone for trading Barrie for a bag of magic beans, sure isn't working for me. That would free up some space.
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #28 on: November 11, 2019, 03:36:12 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.
They can still make that hard decision in season.

They can. They won't have the same options in terms of using the money as they would have in the off-season but it's still a way to go.
Anyone for trading Barrie for a bag of magic beans, sure isn't working for me. That would free up some space.
Barrie's problem from my couch is Babs/coaches not utilizing him properly. A coaches job is to put players in position to succeed. Please tell me why on earth they've never tried him on the 1st PP unit?  A right hand shot would give a total different look and he's a specialist. I know he's not known for being defensive but why not try him on the pk, which is also struggling. Have the coaches been watching Rielly. He's been brutal out there. Like it or not, CC isn't the weak link defensively of that pairing.


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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
« Reply #29 on: November 11, 2019, 06:15:34 PM »

Had to happen. Hopefully they can find a decent option. It's looking more and more though like they probably should have made a hard decision on either Kapanen or Johnsson this off-season.
They can still make that hard decision in season.

They can. They won't have the same options in terms of using the money as they would have in the off-season but it's still a way to go.
Anyone for trading Barrie for a bag of magic beans, sure isn't working for me. That would free up some space.
Barrie's problem from my couch is Babs/coaches not utilizing him properly. A coaches job is to put players in position to succeed. Please tell me why on earth they've never tried him on the 1st PP unit?  A right hand shot would give a total different look and he's a specialist. I know he's not known for being defensive but why not try him on the pk, which is also struggling. Have the coaches been watching Rielly. He's been brutal out there. Like it or not, CC isn't the weak link defensively of that pairing.
I agree with you on all this Guilt Trip, why not give Barrie an opportunity and give Reilly more of a rest, even take Mogen of the PK for God sake.
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Re: Hutchinson placed on waivers
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