Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by Mess, Apr 16, 2018.
That next game is so huge, I'm starting to get nervous already. If we win, then it's a 3 game series, we have the added boost of Kadri coming back for game 5 and anything can happen. If we lose, then we're basically screwed.
I know it's really cliché to say game 4 is a must win game but it's a must win game. Just like game 3 was.
Every game is a must win in the playoffs. Literally.
If it goes back to Boston Tied:
Great video Daisy. Thanks for sharing. I don't think this team is "garbage" but it's always nice to see the take on our team from other fans. This guy seemed to know what he was talking about.
Leafs seem to really thrive on that first goal of the game.
'Concerns me because, what when they don't get it, their game looks dramatically different.
I hate that game 4 isn't tomorrow instead of thursday.
This. Will have to miss the second have of the game, hate Thursday games.
I'm all for it, but I don't think Babs will do it.
Might not matter as much on the road anyway with Cassidy being able to control matchups.
In Boston, the Matthews line is going to have to step up big time defensively if we are to have any chance at winning the series.
basically it comes down to whether the Bruins can cover the neutral zone well enough to eliminate the stretch pass, which the Leafs are heavily reliant on to be successful.
cut that off, you cripple the Leafs(at even strength, anyway)
Why does Marchand, the NHL's move "lovable pest (sic)" get away with this ****
He trips Johnsson with his leg and grabs his arm and pulls him down.
He punches Frederik, why is that ok?
He trips players left and right, why is that ok?
He tripped Marner on the face off! why is that ok?
He kissed Komarov, why is that ok?
why does the NHL tolerate this stuff?
Worried about Boston PP/Leafs PK. Leafs look vulnerable.
I've said it before but he's "good" at doing the accidentally on purpose type of dirty plays.
This is why Babs get the big money. He should be expecting Bruins to make an adjustment and as such he should have plan B ready. And he has the extra day to prepare. No excuses.
Either the NHL chooses to ignore or they are just plain stupid or both.
Does MLSE have no recourse to complain to the NHL and NHLPA to put a stop to this stuff?
I've said before, and I'll say it again; he needs to catch one like Matt Cooke did with Evander Kane. Only way to deal with a rat.
As soon as that happens, he won't pull any of that nonsense. Might score a little less too. Trouble is, the Leafs are essentially just a roster filled with gentlemen, and there's really no one with a little dog in them to get that done. Would kill to have a Wayne Simmonds on this team.
I am sure Lou can complain and I would expect our coach to put pressure on the refs but some think that Bruins owner, Jacobs has lots of clout and gets his way more often than not.
Well being a long-serving Chairman on the NHL's Board of Governors has to have some clout, no? Been going on for decades in fact. Pretty pathetic for the NHL to give them so much leeway. But not surprised when the league is headed by an American Commissioner.
Thanks for posting that.
I wanted to see more replays of the trip/takedown but they didn't show good angles of it on tv. That gif shows it very clearly: intentional. I watched it like 5 times and didn't notice his arm until you mentioned it. Not only does he slide tackle Johnsson like a bad soccer play but you're right, he also uses his arm to pull him. Don't know how that doesn't get a review/fine/suspension by the league. Don't forget the baseball swing slash on Rielly too.
Sooooo happy we got the win, and looked good doing it. I always thought this would be a tight series that slightly favoured the B's given their record. And then we got blown out. Twice.
So we're back home and we've turned a page and we've shown we belong in this series.
Biggest challenge now is that Boston will not take the loss lightly. They are going to come out strong tomorrow night and we've got to dig deep and find yet another gear. I believe we can do it. AM getting on the scoreboard could be the change we needed.
I don't think moving our 32 goal scoring shutdown centre to the 4th line for a guy who played one good shutdown game (and has never scored a goal for us) is a good idea. Get Kadri back in and on his line and let Pleks continue to do his role from the third or fourth line.
Well said. Marchand is a d-bag. Seriously hope someone fills him in.
Oh, and a fellow Browns fan. Me likey.
I said this in the series thread, but if we can tie this thing up, you just know Kadri is coming back with a serious chip on his shoulder.. A rested and pissed-off Naz, provided he keeps his emotions in check, may be very good news for us and may get the Bruins off their game.