Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by Daisy Jane, Feb 15, 2018.
the old thread was full, and I think it's time to start a new one
sticky it up, mods!
A game that I will never forget from last year is when Tampa was playing Pheonix at home with like 15 games to play in the season. Pheonix came back to win that game in regulation, semi thanks to Hedman batting the puck into his own empty net. And of course we go on to make the playoffs over Tampa by 1 point
Phaneuf scores in his debut.
Playoff race discussion goes here
Just saw that Vegas has a 10 point lead in their division with a game in hand over second place (San Jose). Incredible. I mean barring a massive slump an expansion team will win their division, decisively, in their first season.
Habs down 0-3 to Arizona heading into the 3rd period...3 goals on 10 shots on Price...trying to out-tank the Coyotes....wow!
... all playoff race discussion?
Leafs/Tampa/Boston. Basically anything that relates to our playoff position.
Hawks just lost their 8th straight game. Dropped to 25th overall in point%.
lol if they win the lottery.
lol it wouldn't surprise me
Gaborik had a solid game with 2 points lol
Trevor Linden is an extreme idiot. hehe
Gotta wait a few years where their attendance is way down and there is a threat of relocating.
yes please. any but Ottawa, Buffalo, Montreal, Vancouver or Edmonton and im happy. A west team would be fantastic if Dahlin is as good as touted then id rather only face him 2 times a year
Honestly i was so wrapped up in the olympics. I do find it hilarious how Ovechkin was all "IM GOING TO THE OLYMPICS AND NO ONE IS GONNA STOP ME.."
yet... he's not there.
I'd rather not see Dahlin in the division as well but in fairness the Sens and Habs, even with him, are a bit of a tire-fire that he won't fix alone.. I'd be more worried about the Sabres because they have a lot of pieces already that just need to get on the right track.
yeah sure but id rather they stay super tire fires not tire fires with a player who might set them in the right direction. It is setting up for the habs to be the leafs of 2005-2015 and I id like it to stay that way
meh. I'd rather them be as good as possible, this way when we smoke their butts, they can't say boo to anything.
One thing for sure: the protection rules are changing next expansion draft. Struggling franchises don't want to be leapfrogged by an expansion franchise.
I think he said that for Sochi, and he did go there, only to flop front of home crowd
As for around the league
Nothing satisfies me more than to see Oilers crash and burn. I hope Mcdavid scores and leads the league in points yet his team finished bottom 5
Oilers are essentially NHL's welfare team
Chicago, wtf man? You can tell they miss Panarin so much. The skill level is just not there, they have too many grinders all of sudden.
Saad has 25 points and Panarin who's a game breaker has 45. Pany and Kane had such good chemistry together
Nah, I'm fine with them being tire fires. Even if they were amazing and we won they'd still find some excuse or nitpick. "Injuries, other goalie was lucky, etc, etc." Excuses are going to be there anyways so I'd rather just enjoy watching them burn. We had to put up with being a lot worse than those teams for a long time. They can deal with it for a good decade or two in return .
Maybe Joel Q isnt all that great of a coach and was carried by a stacked team?
Chicago is defintely a weird situation.
Their management group used to be the gold standard of how to run a team in the salary cap era, but the last couple seasons they’ve just made strange move after strange move.
Like trading for Saad back.....
Also a good case study on how long term bad contracts can kill competitiveness (ie Seabrook)
listening to radio here in Edmonton,for the last few weeks they have been talking
tank AGAIN,should the NHL find an way to ban them from entering the lottery?