Hyman appreciation thread, the guy is playing a foot taller of late

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  1. Cotton

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    He's playing like he's always played, lol.
     
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    I've always liked his game, and he has been remarkably consistent over the years. I think the biggest difference is that when he is actually scoring, the people who only see points, and not play, think he's playing better.

    Of course, that applies to a lot of players - some fans see a player's name on the scoresheet, and say he played well, and if they don't see his name, he didn't.
     
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    I would have had no problem with him trying someone other than Hyman on that line when they struggled (which wasn't often). The issue is that people always blame Hyman when the stars on his line struggle. Why is Matthews struggling now? When Hyman missed 8 games with injury, Marner was held pointless 4 times. Not saying Hyman is responsible for Marner's production, he will produce with or without Hyman, but people always saying Hyman is the cause of a line slumping is just false. Stars struggle sometimes, it's not always the "lesser" talent on the lines fault.
     
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    Hyman just needs to spend an hour a day with Mitch showing him how to handle the puck in tight. If he had trained hands, he would be really good.
     
  5. RLF

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    He is one of our best playoff point producers. His games is well suited for the playoffs when the checking gets tighter and you have to battle your way through.
     
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    I am indeed.

    We do give people the finger too. 'Flip them off' - But I think that's used in NA too?
     
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    Keep going to the net learn how to be very good at deflection s.
    Bother the goaltender.
    There was a player from detroit that was grt at that .
     
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    This is all because he fought, isn't it?
     
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    People love the fighting, guy
     
  10. LeafsLegendAkiBerg

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    If someone gets on this fan base's bad side, they'll always be blamed for everything. That's just how Leafs fans are. I don't always think it's useful to point to a single player as the reason a line is struggling but if a line with our star players is struggling and Hyman is doing nothing to help he should be moved around. When Babcock refused to move Hyman for two straight seasons regardless of how good or bad the line looked, it got on some people's nerves.
     
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    LeafsLegendAkiBerg The original great 8

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    Half of this board would be happier if we were a lottery team full of goons, lol.
     
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    I would say it was on many's nerves regardless of struggles. Not sure how many times I read "Brown would be obviously better" whether they struggled or not. Don't hear much of that now. I think it is more of the "need to stack the lines" or "he really is a 3rd/4th liner". Rarely do teams have 3 true first liners, 3 true 2nd liners, 3 true 3rd liners etc. We should be happy the guy can play up and down the line up allowing us to have 3 potent lines.imo
     
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    So true.
     
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    Your concerns are not displaced.
    We're WAY too soft.
    Tons of talent.
    Very little toughness.
    Big issue come playoff time.
    Wonder Boy doesn't seem to agree.
    Hope we're wrong.
     
  15. Maple Leafs

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    He's a 3rd liner. His dad plays him way too much.
     
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    I generally have been a Hyman nay sayer but he has been playing EXCELLENTLY lately and he deserves the props.

    His hands have been good lately and he continues to bring his relentless determination.
     
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    He has carved out an effective role here as a workhorse on a line with top players. I really appreciate his work ethic, but his skill level still leaves something to be desired for me for the most part. He has put together a nice little run here though, which is nice to see.

    An interesting thing with Zach is that if he was "properly slotted," I feel that he would be a guy that many people would be trying to trade to save a bit of money. He would probably have a tough time putting up 30PTS with Kadri, and a much harder time with that on the fourth line.
     
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    He just plays his lines 5vs5 minutes and PK minutes ...
     
  20. Leafsfan74

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    I think this requires a bump. We're going to need four rolling lines in the playoffs, he's certainly raised his game. Two goals tonight against the Flames and not even half way through the second.
     
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    Good player.
     
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    Really improved his game since I've watched him. He's gone from playing in the peripheral to going hard to the net with reckless abandon. Precisely what we need if we want to roll four dangerous lines.
     
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    marner's got hyman's back

    ;)
     
  24. Stephen

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    Hyman is pretty good. Always looking to get better. Probably broke into this league with a worse skill set than Connor Brown, but got more tenacious, got heavier, got a better nose for the net.
     
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    I used to hate having him on the matthews line but damn is he awesome this season.
     

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