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Offline azzurri63

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #225 on: February 07, 2020, 10:02:52 PM »
Amazing how we can't hold onto a lead. Doesn't matter the score. Couldn't do it with Babcock and nothings changed with Keefe. Unbelievable.
Check their record.

I don't think you fully understand what I mean. Ya they won that's great but blew 3-1 lead and 4-3 lead in the 3rd. That's not good and we are great at doing it. My point is it never should have gotten to overtime in the first place. If we were playing a team in our division or conference your giving valuable points away. That's my point.
Teach these guys how to defend. Brutal with Babcock for years and although the record is much better with Keefe we are still doing it.

You know what I think the problem is. Too many guys who think about padding their stats. Two ends to the ice. Play smarter and limit the breakdowns.

Everyone complains about our D including me and have for years but they aren't the whole problem.

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #226 on: February 07, 2020, 10:12:25 PM »
I agree with you the O men have to come back better and help the D. However I felt without CC the D was  better overall against a not bad team, coached by none other than ex Marlies coach Dallas Eakins, who I always though was a very good coach. Got a Bums rush in Edmonton.
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #226 on: February 07, 2020, 10:12:25 PM »

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #227 on: February 07, 2020, 10:41:28 PM »
I agree with you the O men have to come back better and help the D. However I felt without CC the D was  better overall against a not bad team, coached by none other than ex Marlies coach Dallas Eakins, who I always though was a very good coach. Got a Bums rush in Edmonton.


They're 27th in the league with a -27 goal differential, what do you classify as a bad team?

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #228 on: February 08, 2020, 06:13:18 AM »
I agree with you the O men have to come back better and help the D. However I felt without CC the D was  better overall against a not bad team, coached by none other than ex Marlies coach Dallas Eakins, who I always though was a very good coach. Got a Bums rush in Edmonton.


They're 27th in the league with a -27 goal differential, what do you classify as a bad team?

FWIW I've watched some Ducks games recently and tonight they were different in two somewhat significant ways:

- Getzlaf was in beast mode, looking more like he did 4-5 years ago...he's a very tough guy to contain when he's feeling it...kind of the way you'd hope Matthews will be throughout his career...most games this season he's looked like a tired aging center who misses his long-time line-mate Perry and is no longer up to carrying his team

- Ryan Miller was looking a lot more like the Sabres' Miller who kept beating the Leafs with his stellar goaltending...this wasn't a normal night since the Ducks have been atrocious this year between the pipes

Still doesn't really excuse the Leafs for letting a 2-goal 3rd period lead get away from them but the Ducks were playing better than their 27th ranking would make you expect.
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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #229 on: February 08, 2020, 08:22:34 AM »
As has been true for a lot of Leafs victories under Keefe, they outscored their problems. They haven't fixed them. That's not a sustainable model

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #230 on: February 08, 2020, 10:24:02 AM »
#BeBlessed

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Re: Ducks @ Leafs - Feb. 7th, 7:00pm - SNO, TSN 1050
« Reply #231 on: February 08, 2020, 11:05:21 AM »
He was never one to Duck a situation.
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