Canadian Division (Canada Cup) Part IX

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  1. Lshap Hardline Moderate

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    The true north strong and defence-free...

    (kidding)
     
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  2. JetsWillFly4Ever PLAY EHLERS 20 MIN A NIGHT

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    How long can the miracle run of Jack Campbell last haha.

    Will be interesting, he has shown spurts of being a #1 but never over a long stretch.
     
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    I agree 100%, I want real shit talking from my enemies, not passive aggressive banter and the classic poorly thought out “laughs” or “67”

    With that said, the Habs are garbage and with the Gallagher out their limited offense is even further limited. Add to that the “best D” in the division doesn’t even have a better GA/GP than the team who apparently doesn’t know how to play D and also has goaltending issues. Add to that the Leafs recent 2 regulation wins while the Habs added an OTW and that argument is fading too.
     
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    4 playoff teams pretty much set. just a matter of positioning. as an outside fan I think Toronto is the team to beat with Winnipeg being my next choice
     
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    And now Price is hurt, so you've got that going for you tomorrow as well.

    Although maybe they are better off with Allen...
     
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    Been loving this years banter, shit talking, and all of the rivalries to which have developed in such a small amount of time.

    Please, keep this division around. It's what Canadian fans have been dieing for!
     
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    Right now the 4 PO teams are basically set so I guessing that the 4 PO teams will end up in this order

    TOR
    WPG/EDM interchangeable
    MTL

    If the order is like I wrote above it will be
    Edm vs Wpg
    Tor vs Mtl in the 1st round of the POs

    Who do you think wins their 1st round?

    I'd say
    Wpg in 6
    Tor in 6
     
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    I really hope the Oilers add at the deadline. Last game showed just how inconsistent this group is. I don't think you can say any part of it other than the PP and goaltending is really "on". It's just a lot of disjointed parts that aren't quite fitting. Wins without chemistry so far. But there are good pieces here, and it feels like they are being mostly wasted. And I don't mean just McDavid and Draisaitl.
     
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    I have no idea why people seem to think MTL is locked into the 4 spot when they've been playing well lately and have games in hand on all the teams above them. Toronto is probably too far to catch unless MTL sweeps the games against them, but the 2/3/4 spots are all easily up for grabs right now.

    The injuries to Gallagher and Price suck, but Allen has been good this year and Armia can just step back into the lineup once he clears COVID protocols. I wouldn't be surprised if we see Caufield too once he gets a few AHL games under his belt
     
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    At what position do you think Edm needs to add to?

    For the Jets it is a top 4 shutdown RHD.
     
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    I think the final standings will be:

    Tor
    Wpg
    Mon
    Edm

    But with the trade deadline approaching and injuries + condensed schedule, we could see any order.
     
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    It is not a shot against MTL, games in hand are only good if you win most if not all. The Leafs, Jets and Oilers have won them so the odds are not in the Habs favour. Of coarse if any of these teams lose 5+ games in a row then yes Mtl can catch them.

    If Habs plays the Leafs do you think they can beat them?
     
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    The real race begins now.
    No, not who'll finish 1-4, but who between Calgary and Ottawa will position themselves to getting a better draft pick.
    5 points separate the two, Ottawa with a game in hand, and two games left between them in a series Ottawa has dominated.
     
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    Absolutely they can, playoff hockey favours MTL since their 5-on-5 play is better than their special teams.
     
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    "Miracle Run"

    He's 9-0 and hasn't had to steal a single game.

    This is what the Leafs team is with competent goaltending.
     
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    I think any team from this division has its flaws, and all should be looking to add if theyre serious about a cup this year. Leafs, Jets, Oilers all should add. But Oilers and Leafs cap may prevent them from doing what they want
     
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    We need a top six forward, and maybe a LHD. With the LHD, we do have Koekkoek maybe coming in time for playoffs so maybe we could skip that one (but depends on update on Koekkoek). But a 4th or 5th rounder for a depth D could be nice.

    Ultimately, just like last deadline, just roll the dice to find a winger for McDavid. Nugent Hopkins isn't working out. Get someone who lets us put Nuge back with Draisaitl where he was working before. Let Kahun fall to the 3rd line.
     
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  18. Harry22 GO HABS GO!

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    Habs are 4-1 in their last five and have extended their lead on Vancouver and Calgary from 2 points early last week to 8 points early this week. And...they still have 2 and 5 games in hand on both these teams respectively.
     
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    As a Western Canadian would rather see a division of California, Seattle and Vancouver. It sucks watching Saturday evening Canucks vs Leafs at 4:00pm local just to keep Toronto happy.
     
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    The Leafs have gone 7-0-1 in their last 8 games with 1 goal on the powerplay. I don't think the Leafs are afraid of a 5v5 battle. Montreal is probably the team best equipped to slow the Leafs down though.
     
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    Ahh, yes Jack Campbell is the best goalie in history and will continue his .944 save percentage. Got it. He's never going to lose a game, Leafs will be undefeated!
     
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    Ratings don't lie, so the League will keep this alignment... IF they are truly the smart businessmen they claim to be, which is hardly a given.
     
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    That's not the point.

    Miracle run would imply that he's saving the Leafs, when in reality he's just being competent.

    His numbers will come down obviously, but as long as he plays with poise he's exactly what the Leafs need.

    It's not a situation where Helle saves the Jets because they're one of the worst 5 on 5 teams in the league.
     
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    Missing out on a Vancouver/Seattle rivalry would be a huge loss of an opportunity. The ability to drive 2 hours across the border to Seattle and see Western Canadian teams play would be huge. As a Flames fan, I just don't consider the Flames vs Ottawa/Montreal/Toronto rivalry all that great. I'd much rather see a Western Canadian division with Seattle. I'm not even that concerned with keeping Winnipeg in the same division.
     
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    No, a miracle run is his miracle play that is not going to continue.

    His last season above 50 GP was in the AHL and he had a .914 save percentage. Last year in his 20 games before joining the Leafs he was at .900 and in 6 games with the Leafs was .915.

    There is no chance he keeps numbers even close to this if he is relied on as a starter for a season.

    Also, Helle's only been very good this season, not the miracle worker he was last season.
     
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