I agree. International one side usually has a national skill advantage ( Canada, USA, Northern europe ) In club format, aka NHL... Your opponents have a different coach countering and adapting to your gameplans and play usage. Weekly, monthly, Annualy... Over the years as your club gets better and better, there becomes a well known weakness to exploit. International you have a month to adapt to like 8 teams coaching and plays. This is the where the nadir of Babcocks resume starts to be diminished - and everyone following hockey knows, his lack of adaptations and player usage due to a fixed idea on how to run his lines. No means is he a bad coach. We can all agree to that. So Congrats to the 700! But its neither conspiracy or fiction when we say his idea of how to run the Leafs bench sometimes is baffling and illogical, and his comments are in contradiction to the GMs players preference. If Babcock adapts and starts dropping the OCD, we can find success. We havent looked very good lately, but we were 3 players injured and now on a 3 game streak and one VS a very good Vegas Team. If our PowerPlay wasnt a stinking turd, we might be up another 2 to 4 points and breathing down Bostons Neck. That one is on Babcock.