Do the Leafs have the worst defense in the league?

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  1. Rhaegar Targaryen

    Rhaegar Targaryen Registered User

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    Tons of teams have pretty bad defense on paper, but is the Leafs the worst on ice?

    13 goals allowed in 3 games
     
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    Yes.



    That is all.
     
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    Better than Chicago's.
     
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    There not great but Anderson and now Sparks dont help either
     
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    One of them, that's for sure.
     
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    the worst defence in the history of the league AINEC.
     
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    Well they did lose 2 legends...Roman Polak and Connor Carrick
     
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    They for sure are not gonna be as good as ppl think with that defense and goaltending
     
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    It was more on sparks tbh.
     
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    Extrapolating a 3 game sample and jumping to conclusions. Great job!

    If that’s the case, Matthews is the best goal scorer ever? What’s he on pace for?
     
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    For a contender yes.

    Absolutely ....ng garbage and they've refused to do anything to fix it.

    And it's not like they've played against elite teams to start.
     
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    No. However they are playing horrible defense.
     
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    Not as bad as Chicago's. They allowed SEVEN (7) goals!
     
  14. Paradoc

    Paradoc John Tavares is a Leaf!

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    Yes. They also have the best offence in the league so it balances it out.
     
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    Yesss this is the perfect early season hot take thread. Inject them right into my veins. Yes these 3 games are enough to say the Leafs defense is the worst in the league. Nailed it.
     
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    Yes.

    And Sparks sucks
     
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    Currently bottom 5, for sure.
     
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    It's extremely bad so far, but it won't stay like that.
     
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    I can't say for sure but they sure do suck defensively. Thanks to the Gimmick the Leafs have 2 wins.
     
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    Chicago let 7 we let 6 do the math
     
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    how about the teams that just gave up 7 and 8?

    lock this up now
     
  22. 4uston Matthews

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    LOL, this thread started on the Leafs after they win, and not on the team that they just beat. Classic "we're unbiased, you guys are just victim players, leaf fans bring it on themselves" HF
     
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    Not the best, but probably not the worst. Maybe in that bottom 6 area.
     
  24. JoeThorntonsRooster

    JoeThorntonsRooster There is no anti-Leafs bias on HFBoards

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    It’s not the worst in the NHL but Frederik Andersen is a high end goaltender and he covered up a lot of their defensive woes last year. If he’s not able to perform at that level this year, they’ll fail to live up to their high expectations.
     
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    Last year, Toronto was 12th in goals allowed, which is way better than I thought.

    Who did they lose from last year's defense? They weren't THIS bad on a nightly basis.
     
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    There's been some hype around that team and when they play like that it's hard to buy that hype.
     
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