Does this Leafs PP look like it could be the best ever?

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  1. Kamiccolo

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    They were 25% last year. The record is 31.88%.

    What do you guys think? For reference

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    Yes. They will break all the records and go on to win 10 Stanley Cups in a row.

    I mean, I am sure they will be very good, but you are taking a preseason game and taking such a drastic position from it.
     
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    No, I don't think so.
     
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    I am predicting at least 600 goals for the Leafs this year
     
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    Lol they're facing the Habs PK in the preseason.

    Come back if they're running >30% by game 20
     
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    Come on now don't do this...

    Anyways I am not basing on a pre-season game. This is just the first look we have had of them and are considerably better than last year's PP. I think there is a chance they could break the record for PP% this year.
     
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    Give me Crosby, Malkin, Hornqvist, Kessel, Letang over the Leafs 5 quite easily. But yeah, preseason game against the Habs. Crown the Leafs, every record of all time this year.
     
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    Are we going to get one of these threads every time Toronto scores a PP goal this season?
     
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    No, but it does look good
     
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    Stop, man.

    sigh
     
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    Critical91 Marner, roll an acrobatics check.

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    You hate a fanbase for asking a question? This is a very good PP if you disagree then sure but I mean we're talking about an 8% improvement here not 40%
     
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    They're not even the best PP in the conference let alone the league...
     
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    It looks very good but Burns and Karlsson on the same powerplay is as deadly as it gets IMO
     
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    I understand it's annoying for non-Leaf fans, but you gotta admit, that's a downright ridiculous powerplay. Ignore the jersey colour for a second...
     
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    Could be but their defense looks like one of the worst in the league.
     
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    How are they considerably better than last year? Last year was the #7 PP since the lockout. Are you basing this on looks? If so, you contradict yourself by "not basing on a pre-season game". If you're going off of their PP on paper, there are several other teams that can do the same. Pittsburgh, Tampa, Washington, Dallas, and probably a few others. We've seen rosters that on paper look dominant, but end up less spectacular than expected. Paper expectations are a slippery slope.

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    Since the lockout, the highest PP% is 26.8% by the Capitals in 2012-2013. Only 7 teams have broken 25% on the season (including Toronto last year).

    The highest PP%s of all time all occurred in the late 70s and early 80s. The league was fundamentally different back then. No team has even sniffed 30% since. But you expect the Leafs' to break that 31.9% on the season? There's a better chance their PP% is 15% than 30%.

    They might push for the best in the modern era, but unless the game fundamentally changes again or some kind of superteam is built, it is a very safe bet to assume no team will beat that record.

    Let's hit the breaks a bit.
     
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    Pens were only 1.2% better last year and the Leafs have added to it while the Pens are still good, everyone is a year older.
     
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    DominicBoltsFan Put another p on the calendar ;)

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    I am just saying taking a PP that was 25% and adding Matthews to it means there is a pretty good chance. Not to mention these were all kids who are taking a step. Marner is a man possessed.
     
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    As opposed to the Leafs -- who are all a year younger.
     
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