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Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« on: February 03, 2020, 08:53:33 AM »
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28-17-5, 61 points | 28-17-7, 63 points

Projected Lines

Huberdeau-Barkov-Dadonov
Connolly-Trocheck-Acciari
Vatrano-Toninato-Hoffman
Sceviour-Boyle-Malgin

Matheson-Ekblad
Stillman-Stralman
Yandle-Brown

Bobrovsky

             
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Johnsson-Engvall-Kapanen
Moore-Gauthier-Spezza

Muzzin-Holl
Marincin-Barrie
Sandin-Ceci

Andersen

Scratches

Mark Pysyk
    Joyce Hawryluk

      
Travis Dermott
Dmytro Timashov

Game Notes

FLA
•Bobrovsky (19-13-4, 3.26 GAA, .897 Sv%) will likely start for the Panthers
•Florida's first game after their bye week was a disappointing 4-0 loss to the Canadiens
•Not only did the Panthers lose a valuable 2 points in that game but Barkov left the game midway through the 2nd period with an apparent lower body injury. His MRI results apparently came back good but there hasn't been an update to his status for tonight's game

TOR
•Andersen (24-9-6, 2.87 GAA, .910 Sv%) will likely start for the Leafs
•The Leafs overtook Florida in the standings during their bye week but they only have a 2-point advantage while Florida has 2 games in hand still
•No update on the status of Dermott yet, while it's expected Kapanen will re-join the line-up after missing Saturday for internal accountability reasons

Injuries

•Aleksander Barkov - Lower Body - Questionable Monday
•Chris Driedger - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•MacKenzie Weegar - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
      
•Travis Dermott - Illness - Questionable Monday
•Morgan Rielly - Foot - Injured Reserve
•Ilya Mikheyev - Wrist - Injured Reserve

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2020, 09:41:37 AM »
Great job CtB.

I am in revenge mode on Florida. Tonight is payback time. Hopefully the Leafs will be on the same page as me tonight and play a full 60 effort.

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2020, 10:47:05 AM »
Dermott and Kappy are both regular participants at practice today, so seems like they're a go.

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2020, 10:54:31 AM »

 How will Kapanen respond to his day off? I hope it wakes him up, he's not been playing as expected lately.

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 11:13:07 AM »
Dermott: had food poisoning, is all good now is a game-time decision

Kapanen: overslept on Friday and was late for a team meeting. Also happened once on the Marlies
« Last Edit: February 03, 2020, 11:18:40 AM by CarltonTheBear »

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 11:18:23 AM »
This one is a must-win, as is the one we play against them a little later this month. Winning them both would likely give us enough separation in the standings to almost guarantee a 3rd place finish in the division.
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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2020, 11:44:12 AM »
The Leafs: we want Kapanen to face the media and be held accountable for his mistakes

Kapanen:

uhhhh

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2020, 11:59:37 AM »
I'm good with that response.

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2020, 12:21:37 PM »
The Leafs: we want Kapanen to face the media and be held accountable for his mistakes

Kapanen:

uhhhh
Strictly speaking, that narrative was pushed (if not almost entirely created) by the media, not the club.

Keefe said "scratched fo the game for internal accountability reasons" and made it very clear he would prefer it be left at that. He didn't wish to disclose the reason -- presumably from a desire not to throw the player under the bus for an indiscretion -- and only on being pressed on it did he resort to "ask Kappy on Monday" which pretty much left it up to Kappy how much he wished to disclose or not disclose.

If this was any market other than Toronto (except maybe Montreal) nobody would even have asked about it beyond Keefe's statement. Like Bullfrog, I'm fine with Kappy's response.
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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2020, 12:21:57 PM »
I'm good with that response.

Ditto, in the grand scheme of things, it's a nothing incident.  He took his punishment and is ready to play.  What more could there possibly be to talk about?

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2020, 12:45:44 PM »
I really don't see how if Keefe had said "Kapanen overslept and missed practice. Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things but we expect that this doesn't happen and obviously we need there to be consequences if it does so that we can maintain our standards for player conduct" would be throwing a player under the bus. In fact, it would do the following:

1) Make a clear statement about what happened.

2) Say why it wasn't acceptable

3) Earn points with the player for taking the media hit

Really doesn't feel like the sort of thing that needed Fred, Velma, Daphne and the gang but not a big deal either way.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2020, 12:48:37 PM by Nik Bethune »
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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2020, 01:05:21 PM »
Keefe expanded a little more on the situation in his scrum (from the Athletic):

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Kapanen conceded to a pattern of lateness when he was still playing for Keefe with the Marlies. The Leafs coach didn’t recall that, noting on Monday morning, “It’s all to do with here, both in previous to my time coming and since arriving here.”

“We’re a pretty forgiving place,” Keefe went on. “When there’s a pattern of things that haven’t corrected themselves then we have to do something a little bit outside of what you normally do.”

So this obviously wasn't just a random, one-time mishap. That's why I'm a little disappointed in Kapanen's "this isn't a big deal, leave me alone" type response.

Admittedly Keefe himself is sending mixed signals, I'm not sure how this can be something that's "a pattern of things that haven't corrected themselves" while also calling it "very innocent".
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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2020, 01:12:23 PM »
Admittedly Keefe himself is sending mixed signals, I'm not sure how this can be something that's "a pattern of things that haven't corrected themselves" while also calling it "very innocent".

My hunch as someone who used to be in the racket of preparing media statements is that the idea here is to suggest that this is a case of Kapanen being undisciplined and not a morning person as opposed to a problem of "enjoying the nightlife".
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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2020, 01:14:58 PM »
My hunch as someone who used to be in the racket of preparing media statements is that the idea here is to suggest that this is a case of Kapanen being undisciplined and not a morning person as opposed to a problem of "enjoying the nightlife".

Yeah that makes sense.

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Re: Panthers @ Leafs - Feb. 3rd, 7:00pm - TSN4, TSN 1050
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2020, 03:22:05 PM »
I thought Keefe told the media on Saturday that he would let Kapanen talk about it today.  Now, he didn't say explicitly that he expected Kapanen to own up to his mistake, but I imagine that, at a minimum, that's what he hoped for.  As it is, sounds like Kappy didn't even rise to the desultory low bar Matthews set for his explanation of the Affair d'Arizona.