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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2021, 01:31:58 PM »
I didn't vote for him either so I'm not knocking anyone's votes, but NOBODY voting for Matthews after his performance where he looked like an absolute beast all night long just feels wrong haha. I want to change my vote just so he gets a Times Voted nod. If that's against the rules I'll just blame herman for flipping his vote while he still could.

I think it's just one of those situations where there's a big gap between "Who had the best individual game" and "Who contributed most to the win".
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2021, 01:54:23 PM »
I didn't vote for him either so I'm not knocking anyone's votes, but NOBODY voting for Matthews after his performance where he looked like an absolute beast all night long just feels wrong haha. I want to change my vote just so he gets a Times Voted nod. If that's against the rules I'll just blame herman for flipping his vote while he still could.

I thought my explanation covered it nicely. Matthews looked spritely out there and they collectively dominated a pretty defensively strong top line; nothing went in though and we're in the phase of the team expectations and weird COVID-induced situation of results first.

Tavares tends to have subtle performances where you almost forget he exists but at the end of the night he's top billing in scoring. Even when he's not on the scoring play, he's parking a butt on the goalie or lifting a stick for a seam pass, or dragging two players out to open up a shooting lane. Nylander gives Tavares a winger he can use both of his shooting and playmaking skills with that covers his main weakness (raw speed) and stack on his other strengths (turning board pucks into dangerous ice opportunities).

They took full advantage of the softer competition Matthews and Kerfoot (sort of) afforded them, and that's really how this lineup should be deployed in general. Every night, the opposition is going to get steamrolled by one of the big lines whether they like it or not. Against all the Canadian teams and their depth, some nights it'll be two or more lines popping off.
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2021, 09:44:22 PM »
Errrrrrrrrrrr I dunno

Kerfoot, Tavares

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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2021, 09:47:15 PM »
Hyman
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2021, 09:54:16 PM »
Tavares HM Hyman

Mention to Kerfoot, Holl, Mikheyev

Demerits to Brodie, Rielly, Matthews, Simmonds, Thornton (all at most -3)

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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2021, 10:01:15 PM »
Tavares
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2021, 10:42:12 PM »
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2021, 11:23:13 PM »
Hyman
HM: Tavares

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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #38 on: January 15, 2021, 11:25:00 PM »
Kerfoot HM Tavares

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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2021, 06:08:15 AM »
MOTM Hyman
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2021, 07:32:32 AM »
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2021, 09:51:42 AM »
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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2021, 06:54:26 PM »
Game #1: MTL v TOR:  Leafs 5-4 OT.  MotM: Nylander 19/0 (unanimous).  HM: Tavares: 0/9.  Others: Marner 0/1, Rielly 0/7, Matthews 0/1.
Game #2: TOR v OTT: sens 5-3.  MotM: Tavares 4/4.  HM: Hyman: 4/3. Others: Kerfoot 2/2, Muzzin 0/1.
Game #3: TOR v OTT:
Game #4: WPG v TOR
Game #5: EDM v TOR
Game #6: EDM v TOR
Game #7: TOR v CGY
Game #8: TOR v CGY
Game #9: TOR v EDM
Game #10: TOR v EDM
Game #11: TOR v VAN
Game #12: TOR v VAN
Game #13: TOR v VAN
Game #14: MTL v TOR

   
   MotM/Win      MotM/Loss      HonMen      Accolades      Times Voted      Points   
Forwards
94 Alex Barabanov   0      0      0      0      0      0   
72 Travis Boyd   0      0      0      0      0      0   
77 Adam Brooks   0      0      0      0      0      0   
11 Zach Hyman   0      0      1      1      1      1   
15 Alexander Kerfoot   0      0      0      0      1      0   
16 Mitch Marner   0      0      0      0      1      0   
34 Auston Matthews   0      0      0      0      1      0   
65 Ilya Mikheyev   0      0      0      0      0      0   
88 William Nylander   1      0      0      1      1      3   
89 Nicholas Robertson   0      0      0      0      0      0   
24 Wayne Simmonds   0      0      0      0      0      0   
19 Jason Spezza   0      0      0      0      0      0   
91 John Tavares   0      1      1      2      2      3   
97 Joe Thornton   0      0      0      0      0      0   
26 Jimmy Vesey   0      0      0      0      0      0   
 
Defensemen
22 Zach Begosian   0      0      0      0      0      0   
78 T.J. Brodie   0      0      0      0      0      0   
23 Travis Dermott   0      0      0      0      0      0   
3 Justin Holl   0      0      0      0      0      0   
46 Mikko Lehtonen   0      0      0      0      0      0   
8 Jake Muzzin   0      0      0      0      1      0   
44 Morgan Rielly   0      0      0      0      1      0   
38 Rasmus Sandin   0      0      0      0      0      0   
 
Goalkeepers
31 Frederik Andersen   0      0      0      0      0      0.0   
36 Jack Campbell   0      0      0      0      0      0.0   
29 Aaron Dell   0      0      0      0      0      0.0   
                                                         

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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2021, 09:39:51 PM »
Marner HM Brodie

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Re: The "Mr. T" Man of the Match v.2021: The Mad Dash for Glory
« Reply #44 on: January 16, 2021, 09:41:05 PM »
MotM: Marner.  Best game from him in quite a long time.
HM: Brodie.

Hat tips: Spezza, Muzz, Holl, Campbell, Jumbo, Matthews, Simmonds, etc.