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  1. MyBudJT

    MyBudJT Formerly WILDLIFEGUY

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    No chance. Honestly, Leafs could get swept, and Babcock will be back next season. His coaching staff however, may be threatened.
     
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    A professional nhl GM gave a 69 point career high player a similar contract (given term) that another team gave their 100 point hart trophy winner.
    What's more likely?
    Option 1: The richest team in the league hired a gm that is just "stupid"?
    Option 2: Our GM is paid by another team to sabotage the leafs?

    I'm honestly not sure at this point.
     
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    Feel like he's stronger protecting the puck than last yr
     
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    We caught a super hot goalie. It happens
     
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    PromisedLand Playoff Reffing = JOKE

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    when oppositions' back up outperforms your own back up by a huge margin and the pp sucks
     
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    Sparks is not the problem tonight. Matthews missing 3 open nets on the PP has been the biggest problem. This is a gawdawful Rangers team.
     
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    AM34 better start earning that paycheck.
     
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    When it stopped directly effecting the play or a scoring chance, and the player skates through it. It's been like this for at least a year now. It's why diving is up, and they don't call that either since it has the tendency to make the player look like an ass and put em outta position.
     
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    You know, I didn't like it, and back in the day I was a smaller junior player who hated being held by the big guys. However, at least the Dmen had a few more options, plus the red line slowed things down.

    Today the D have to have perfect gap control, and the speed through the neutral zone (minus the line) puts so much pressure on them.

    Yes this helped the game open up for smaller players, and skill in general, but I also think it makes it harder for teams to shut things down when ahead.

    I feel systems and goalie style (plus equipment size) has done way more to slow the game down, even some of the greats say "systems" hockey takes a lot of fun out of the game.

    The athletes are bigger, faster, and more skilled, but the game with all these rules changes is not necessarily better. I get it though, you change the rules, increase the speed, put in the instigator, take out self policing, and this makes it more marketable to new fans, but I don't know if that makes the game 100% better.
     
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    The odd man rush doesnt happen if he taps his stick on the ice for goal #2
     
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    The problem is more a player/personnel & style than it is a coaching problem.

    The fact that we all had a near orgasmic experience when Muzzin threw that big first hit illustrates one of our biggest weaknesses - literally lack of strength.
     
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    Trying to bring Matthews numbers down, so we can get him for a cheap contract
     
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    Superstar "Be water, my friend."

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    Well, we need to win ugly then. Get some dirty goals infront of the net.
     
  14. CantLoseWithMatthews

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    option 3: you're wrong
     
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    Ok Kreskin............tell me what happens in the next 2 years due to these contracts?
     
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    Marshy Behind Enemy Lines

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    Same lines this period then?
     
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    I would be surprised but it may make him change his ways next year and perhaps less stubborn
     
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    I’m not convinced they do anything. I reckon babs controls everything and the other 2 guys are just token guys on the bench. The fact nothing has changed on the pp to me says it’s babs plan and he refuses to change it. If it were someone else why hasn’t backcock stepped in and forced change?
     
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    Too easy for a NHL goalie when he can see everything.
     
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    Next season, the afterburners kick in NEXT SEASON! Hyuge paycheque too!
     
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    Rielly turned over the puck, Sparks made 2 point blank saves and nobody cleared the puck, that is a goalie doing a great job and the team ******* the bed in front of him

    The second is a puck going cross ice to the trailer with literally nobody defending him in the slot and a perfect shot, that's a miracle of a save if he makes it

    It's rediculous that people expect Sparks, a backup to stop goals off point blank chances off horrendous defensive breakdowns

    I wouldn't expect Andersen to stop that ****
     
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    Option3- prez wants a puppit in the position of gm to pull his strings and hide behind him
     
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    Can't really blame Sparks. He's been OK. He'll never be a starter in this league, so he is what he is.
    I wouldn't feel comfortable with him having to take over in case of Anderson injury.
     
  24. MyBudJT

    MyBudJT Formerly WILDLIFEGUY

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    And, how did you come to these conclusions...? Are you essentially calling the assistant coachest 'puppets'?
     
  25. leaffaninvancouver

    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    I still think we win this, we’re having much better chances.
     
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