Playoffs of Laine/Matthews

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  1. McHockeyfan91

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    You spend alot of time taking shots at the oilers and such, but now that it happens to you it's too much for you to handle?
     
  2. Coach

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    Matthews is very soft. Nothing wrong with being outplayed by Boston's top line but being outscored 20 goals to 0 isn't even close. Amazing Toronto fans always say he is amazing defensively however this has been proven false on the biggest stage.
     
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    Matthews is only -2 through 2 games buddy. Boston’s powerplay is why that top line has that much production. He’s been fine defensively, that line will always get good chances. What he needs is a coach who has a clue how to stack lines and stack the PP.
     
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    He scored more points tonight than Matthews has in the entire post season.
     
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    Funny how all season Leaf fans keep talking about Matthews 5 on 5 is so important and that Laine's power play points won't help in the playoffs. Now you claim Leafs are losing because of the power play.
    I guess you need to pay more than 8 million a year if you want a decent coach.
     
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    Laine is a front runner. He pretty much only plays good when his team is controlling the play. Tonight the Wild shut the Jets down and surprise surprise, Laine was completely absent from the game. I see Matthews outdoing him if the Leafs can turn over their slump, so far the whole team has been bad but I expect things to turn in the next game.
     
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    Im not talking about Laine at all do you have reading issues? Mike Babcock has been bounced in the 1st round 4 straight times. He’s a good regular season coach but hasn’t won **** in 10 years or without team Canada. His ego with line matching and not stacking lines is why he’s a dinosaur.
     
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    Fine (if you want to use a small sample size) considering the Jets finished 2nd in the NHL in points they play most of the season as front runners which I guess means he plays well most of the time. Let's compare this to Matthews who has performed dreadfully in every playoff game. He has been completely invisible.
    I'll take the guy who performs well most of the time over the one who has let down his team all post season. Matthews is built like Tarzan and plays like Jane not great for the playoffs.
     
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    Hyman also has more points than Matthews. he's better as well. We're definitely witnessing Matthews' fall from grace at this point
     
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    I was in awe last season when he managed to get the Leafs in to the PO's and I think you guys did fine against Caps. But there's no excuse for this season PO lines. I don't think he's a bad coach but he has been out-coached this series. His love for Komarov is something out of this world.
     
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    Pinning your hopes and dreams on 2 games is desperate at best.
     
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    You don't want your 1C to be soft as hell.
     
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    Oh god. We all know if sludge feet was on the leafs right now he would have -1 points.

    The Leafs team looks horrendous and by no means is it Matthews fault.
     
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    Who?
     
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    I know you're hurting right now, but don't make a fool out of yourself.
     
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    So Laine is only good when his team is doing well, but you think Matthews will do better once the Leafs turn it around? Do you see any sort of contradiction in this thinking?
     
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    This. The new comparison going forward shall be Patrick Laine vs franchise winger Zach Hyman.
     
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    Laine got a point from the game and has now scored at least one in all of his career playoff games. Yet he is of the sudden falling off the cliff? If that's his bad day, hey I take it no problem. Would be worse if he couldn't get on the score board at all! :D
     
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    I think Hyman will have a great game today, possibly be switched back to his prefered position as C. Other than Laine having a slightly better shot, I think the two skills sets are almost interchangeable at this point. Solid post, looking forward to more.
     
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    Pastrnak is the Zach Hyman of the Bruins it is true.
     
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    Will be interesting to see how Matthews will fair under more favorable match ups with last change. We saw Laine/Jets as a whole struggle there. Laine got to flourish at home. Matthews now gets his turn.

    I will say though that even if Matthew flops, momentum can be a big factor. Going back home after two drubbings on the road might take the wind out of your sails too.
     
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    And the never-ending debate goes on... Refreshing like a shower of spring rain.
     
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    I will never understand the need for this debate either, two great players that fit organizational needs on both sides perfectly. How lucky are both these organizations to have been gifted such great players!

    Yet the fans gotta hate!
     
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  25. Poulin 0n My St1ck

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    Matthews for Brock Nelson + MDC + Calgary's 2018 second.
     
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