Post-Game Talk: Leafs 4, Pens 3 - 30 Minutes Not Enough

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  1. KIRK

    KIRK Registered User

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    Glass half full . . . they outplayed the Leafs for the last 30 minutes.

    Glass half empty . . . what they did in the first 30 minutes.
     
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  2. PensandCaps

    PensandCaps Bring Back RoboPen

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    Man...if Maatta scored.
     
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    A Day late and a Dollar short!
     
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    Need to change some of the batteries
     
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    We got exactly what you'd expect a team that worked hard for 50-75% of the game would get (a regulation loss). Show up from the drop of the puck and we would have had a good chance tonight.
     
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    They found a way to lose a game in the first 2 minutes.
     
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    Empoleon8771 It's Sprong's Fault

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    This team is structurally flawed, you're not going to find combinations that work when you have a million of the same kind of players. Just like a team full of grinders will not work, a team full of skilled players will not work. The roster needs fixed if the Penguins want to compete, the team is imbalanced.
     
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    I think if we have a fourth line worth a damn, we win tonight.
     
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    He looks so confident when he’s in the o zone now. Likes the post lately
     
  10. Clare2904

    Clare2904 Fire That Coach Already. Dave Roberts Sucks Too

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    Simon looks like he may be hanging around a while.

    Play from the first drop of the puck and you won't have to skate around like mad men in the final minutes trying to scrap a draw.
     
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    If you're a member of this board, do not respond. Report the post.
     
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    On the plus side, Sid was good tonight.
    Get a night where that happens + Geno-Phil are goin' and Sheahan keeps his head above water and perhaps you can string some wins together.

    Also did they really take the Sid assist away from Geno's goal? Have to go back and look at it.
     
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    Kuhn should never see the lineup again. Unless it's for Reaves. Simon should stay.
     
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  14. BHD

    BHD secondary scoring

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    They wouldn't have to if they stopped making mistakes.

    An injection of youth and attention to details are ways they can turn things around.
     
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    Now can we call up DiPauli to take over for Reaves? PLEASE? Speed and skill is the name of the game.
     
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    They shot themselves in the foot early. Don't do that and it's maybe a different game. Play like they did in the 3rd for 60min and maybe it's a different game.

    The ugly: Kris Letang's decision making during the PP and extra man. It's pretty dreadful and concerning.

    The bad: First 30min.

    The good: Top 6 looked good after they got going. Sheahan scored.

    The great: Simon. Breath of fresh air. 2 assists. Jake-Sid-Simon was a consistent threat in the 3rd. I would be more than happy if that line stuck into the next game.
     
  17. SHOOTANDSCORE

    SHOOTANDSCORE Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

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    Simon player of the game. Very nice.
     
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    Injuries continues and 50% moral of the team too.
     
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    This is the first game I watch this season.Of all the things I want to complain about Letang looks like garbage. I mean the pass to Crosby was nice but the rest...
     
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    Atrocious hockey, 8 minutes
    Mediocre hockey, 30 minutes
    Good hockey, 22 minutes

    I'm going to keep running tab until they play 60 minutes of good to mediocre hockey with nothing abysmal in there.

    In the Metro, CBJ, NJ, NYR, Wash are all clearly better than us. We are fighting with NYI and maybe some team in the Atlantic for the last wildcard berth right now. It's really disappointing
     
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    Some observations . . .

    1. Sid had a really nice game.

    2. Geno was a wreck for 30 minutes and really good for 30 minutes.

    3. Letang is just so awful at 5 on 5 right now. Awful in his own zone, and his awareness and execution in transition is just brutal.

    4. The Sheahan is a 3C myth died tonight, ironically on a night where he actually scored.

    5. If Sheary isn't on Sid's LW, then they need to trade him for a LW for Geno and Phil. It MUST be a LW with some JAM, because right now either Geno is screening goalies or there's no screen when shots come, and that's just a dumb way to think Geno should be used.

    6. Sheary shouldn't be on Sid's LW. There are better options.

    7. Sully putting Sheary on Geno and Phil's LW did more to slow them down than the Leafs.

    8. Note to defensemen . . . IF Geno wheels back on the breakout, it's to support you and help you come with speed against the trap, not so you can take a step and then fire some mindless pass to a triple covered forward.

    9. Rough night for Jarry . . .

    10. A 3C is a desperate need. Getting the right L2 LW might be as impactful as having a real 3C.
     
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    It sure is that’s our game. You need the 2 way guys too like Rust and Hags (before this season), some guys to do the heavier stuff Hornqvist (not counting Reaves because I don’t think he is a good fit for this team)
     
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    Lol...Simon is probably sent back down the minute Kuhn is back. Sullivan has already been infected with veteran-itis.
     
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    But that would require Sully to bench Kuhn....ah, yeah, oops, nevermind....
     
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    Or if we were ready from the drop of the puck.
     
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