Series Talk: Leaf lines during the playoffs thread

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  1. HamiltonNHL

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    This thread is a permanent record of what lines were used during the playoffs. I'll edit this post as the playoffs continue. If Babcock tweaks the lines during a game, ideally someone notices and note could be made here.



    Game 1:

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    Code:
    LW
    C
    RW
    ----- 1
    ZACH HYMAN
    Rating: 72.2#74 LW
    
    AUSTON MATTHEWS
    Rating: 84.1#5 C
    
    WILLIAM NYLANDER
    Rating: 77.9#14 RW
    
    ---- 2
    PATRICK MARLEAU
    Rating: 74.9#34 LW
    
    NAZEM KADRI
    Rating: 77.9#27 C
    
    MITCH MARNER
    Rating: 75.7#41 RW
    
    ---- 3
    JAMES VAN RIEMSDYK
    Rating: 78.0#13 LW
    
    TYLER BOZAK
    Rating: 73.1#75 C
    
    CONNOR BROWN
    Rating: 70.4#105 RW
    
    ---- 4
    LEO KOMAROV
    Rating: 70.1#117 LW
    
    TOMAS PLEKANEC
    Rating: 71.4#120 C
    
    KASPERI KAPANEN
    Rating: 70.4#104 RW
    
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    upload_2018-4-13_12-27-35.png

    Source:
    Toronto Maple Leafs Line Combinations
     
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  2. HamiltonNHL

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    Pre-Game 2 practice:




    (Kadri not on the ice).
     
  3. HamiltonNHL

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  4. HamiltonNHL

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    Is there a better place for lines than dailyfaceoff ?
     
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    Any line changes today during practice? (If there was any)
     
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    A1LeafNation Tavares Strong!!!

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    Carlyle with a worse line up got better results against a better Boston team
     
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    We need plays that have skill AND can play physical. Our team is too soft.
     
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    I guess I answered my own question:



    Not skating, addressing media after 1 Angelo Aversa on Twitter
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    Yeah say what you will about the 2013 squad, they weren't soft. Completely inept defensively for sure, and lacked strength down the middle (at least relative to now) but they weren't easily pushed around.

    This team is still too young unfortunately and Boston is running amok on the ice. Not letting up on any hits, playing sneaky dirty. It doesn't help that the Leafs have been blown out twice and are getting demoralized with these large leads Boston keeps accumulating, so the willpower definitely falls.

    No more excuses. They're at home now, crowd behind them, last change. If Babs provides an optimal lineup (instead of playing Komarov on the 1st line, though it doesn't seem like he'll have much choice in the matter) we can come back from this. We only need to win by one.
     
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    A1LeafNation Tavares Strong!!!

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    Goaltending bad
    Defencemen bad
    Forwards bad
    PK bad
    PP bad
    Defending Bergeron Line bad
    Coaching bad

    We literally have 2 games and nothing is working right now.
     
  12. FishManSam

    FishManSam I pretend to be smart, I’m bad at it

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    JVR - Matthews - Kapanen
    Marleau - Nylander - Marner
    Johnsson - Bozak - Hyman
    Leivo - Plekanec - Brown

    Gardiner - Rielly
    Dermott - Polak
    Hainsey - Zaitsev

    Can we try this please Bobcat?

    Edit:

    PK 1: Marleau - Kapanen - Dermott - Polak

    PK 2: Hyman - Brown - Hainsey - Zaitsev

    PP 1: JVR - Matthews - Nylander - Marner - Rielly

    PP 2: Johnsson - Bozak - Kapanen - Dermott - Gardiner
     
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    I'd go with

    Marleau Matthews Marner
    JVR Bozak Hyman
    Johnsson Nylander Kapanen
    Martin Moore Brown
     
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    Marleau Matthews Marner
    Johnsson Nylander Hymen
    JVR Bozak Brown
    Martin Plekanec(Kadri) Kapanen

    Hainsey Reilly
    Gardiner Carrick
    Dermott Zaitzev
     
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    Next 2 Home Games with Kadri Suspended and Komarov Out:

    Marleau - - - Matthews - - - Marner
    VanRiemsdyk - - Bozak - - Hyman
    Johnsson - - Nylander - - Kapanen
    Leivo - - - - - Moore - - - - - Brown

    Rielly - - - - - Dermott
    Gardiner - - Hainsey
    Borgman - - - - Polak

    FredEx
    Sparks
     
  16. HamiltonNHL

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    Lines stay the same for the next home game.
    If the plekanec line is as good as it was today in the next game, I put kadri with the speedsters on a 4th line.
     
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    Don't really post much
    But I wanted to get opinions on these lines for when Kadri comes back
    Early LFR Question
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    Although this will be offensive to propose, I think if Plekanec does well again next game this line combo could win the series win Kadri gets back:
    Matthews-Plekanec-Hyman
    Marleau-Kadri-Marner
    JVR-Bozak-Brown
    Johnsson-Nylander-Kapanen

    Matthews gets matched against Pasta and he will destroy him, forget about it. Plek manages Bergy. Hyman and Marchand kick the **** out of each other.
    Our other lines will definitely outmatch the Boston lines, not even close.
     
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    You don't put your Franchise CENTRE on the wing
     
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    Roll the exact same lines next game. If Pleks repeats his performance:
    Game#5:
    JVR Matthews Nylander
    Marleau Plek Marner (vs Marchand line)
    Johnsson Kadri Kapanen (vs Marchand line)
    Hyman Bozak Brown
     
  22. HamiltonNHL

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    Hard to argue with that !
     
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    I like.
    But Hyman will stay up.

    I'm fine in seeing Plekanec given the steady does of marchand line and throw the Kadri line out there for the second half of their shift (they seem to stay out there long). Then roll into our scoring lines.
     
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    Hyman has been our best player through 3 games, he shouldnt be demoted. Dont fix what aint broken.

    When Kadri is back the Leafs run 3 2nd lines and a 1st. The Matthews and Plek line get the most minutes (offensive and defensive respectively). Then:

    Johnsson Kadri Kapanen
    JVR Bozak Brown

    Share the remaining minutes, Kadri ideally against Krejci and Bozak up against Kuraly
     
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    What's the obsession with our line combinations on here? Our coaching staff makes the lineup so, why does everybody have to make their own fantasy lineup? It seems to be all I ever read about.
     
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