Auston Matthews Thread

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  1. horner

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    We are only like this because we all know he can be a **** load better.
    He has the talent to dominate.
    Marchant never takes a shift of
    He has had two 5 pt games in the last 4 games
     
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    At the end of the day, it's really, the NHL Salary Cap & Gary Bettman that I hate so much.

    I have no problem with players getting PAID.

    It's been about 3 full regular seasons and 3 playoff rounds of experience — WSH, BOS (2)

    His first year, he hit it out of the park. Everywhere. Even with Babcock limiting him foolishly to help Leafs limit his future cap (pathetic). What good did it do us? Still paid premium on him. I remember only wanting him to work on his explosiveness and d-zone work following his terrific rookie year.

    All the Leafs rookies that year were great to be honest. I remember Leafs setting history (Franchise & NHL), rookie records every other night it felt like, 1st NHL team to have rookie stars accumulate 60+ points, or something along the lines.

    Fact remains, a lot of records were being broken. Players were having a blast. I think they were all just playing for each other, rather than for the man behind the bench holding a stupid, smug grin on his face, while blowing through sticks of chewing gum ferociously, screaming "Let's get at 'er!" :eyeroll:

    Why Is Babcock So Bad At His Job?

    Now that, is a complete different discussion and a number of factors are associated with what's transpired the last few years and continues to.
     
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    5 goals in 7 games is "wilting"? Sheesh.
     
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    He was a beast last playoffs, battled a ton.
     
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    who the hell is Drystrudel??
     
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    I do fully agree that Matthews game can use improvement this season but...

    the vitriol in this thread is pretty off putting. This fanbase spent like half a decade trying to pretend that Bozak was a true 1C (no offense Bozie!), and now we're finding reasons to be angry at a centre literally on pace for 60+ goals this season

    :help:
     
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    Auston Matthews is the least of our problems right now. He's producing at a great clip.

    Sure, he looks disinterested, but that seems to be an infection that the whole team outside of the bottom two forward lines has. Defense has been floating, Freddy's been....well, October Freddy...
     
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    wrong spelling his linemate
     
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    Nothing matters but the playoffs. As long as your in your in.
     
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    It's kind of a tease that he's capable of scoring this many goals and points by nonchalantly lazing around the ice on a regular basis. If Matthews played with the engagement of anybody on that Boston top line he could destroy this league.
     
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    The whole team is out of sync! Its to much change and not enough ingenuity by our coach. He completely changes the system after the roster turns over by 8 players. The injuries aren’t Matthews fault either.

    Complaining about Matthews to the point of nit picking won’t cut it. He is deadly and will likely win the Rocket if he finally nails down all 82 games. Pasta has a crazy high shooting % but i wonder if its going to be something he keeps freakishly high for most of the season. Matthews & Pasta right to the wire likely for the Rocket Trophy! Can’t be a perfect player but his shooting is almost that good. Needs work on his skating harder thing
     
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    Leon Draistrudel sounds like a tasty pastry~ :popcorn:
     
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    it does
     
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    I love Matthews, he has so much potential. I just wish he'd use his size. He dosen't even have to crash and bang every chance, but just be like Sundin and he'd be good. Im just so tired of these fly by stick checks. ENGAGE DAMMIT!
     
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    My favorite part of strudels is using double the frosting. My kids hate it because they end up with no frosting by the time they make theres.
     
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    if I owned a bakery in Edmonton I'd be all over this, it'd sell like hot cakes.
     
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    I'm convinced that history will talk of Mathews as a great player who could have been generational.
     
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    What! ? :huh:
     
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    I'm too old to indulge in those sweets let alone carbs of any sorts, but man if you left me with a box of strudels I'd surely end up in a sugar coma. :D
     
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    HamiltonNHL Parity era hockey is just luck

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    Keto ?
     
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    Applestrudel sans apples.
     
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    oh ya, 6 years running, was pre-diabetic and had to fix that ASAP.
     
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    I agree
     
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    HamiltonNHL Parity era hockey is just luck

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    2 years for me.

    I do it for disease prevention as i don't have any specific health issues.

    :soap:
     
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