Tribute Playoffs Shutdown Line. Head to Head against Best.

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  1. Rants Mulliniks Registered User

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    Just do what we did in the three game series where we completely humiliated them.
     
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    Moore will never play ahead of Simmonds in the playoffs ...he's just starting to round back into form, and his size and toughness are needed

    Foligno - Matthews - Marner
    Simmonds - Tavares - Nylander
    Mikheyev - Nash - Hyman
    Thornton - Kerfoot - Spezza

    Galy is a likely bet to sit if Nash is healthy ...and they can flip flop Kerfoot and Nash too depending on if they need speed or faceoff wins and more weight.

    Nash is like the Bermuda Triangle for offense ...hmmn, do youngsters these days even know what the Bermuda Triangle is?
     
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    .. did I miss something?
     
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    Yea - I'm not getting that either. Moore? And there was even a response on it referencing Moore.
     
  5. Hockey Crazy Registered User

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    LOL Brooks. I've always got those two mixed up...
     
  6. Rants Mulliniks Registered User

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    Phew I am not alone. I am getting pretty old but was wondering if I was having a sometimers moment.....
     
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    I think it might be lost on them :)
     
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    That was the most dominating and fast paced games we played before these last few here. The best part of that series really was Mikheyev for me. There was everyone else playing great and then there was Mikheyev. Keefe should show him them games before playoffs start and say, just play like that. Best i have ever seen him play and McDavid was out matched by him in skating numerous times.

    That group of games got the Oilers to tighten up their game after that series. I think they were humiliated bad.
     
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    Brooks is good. Marner and Matthews are beast but everything flows through brooks. :)
     
  10. Rants Mulliniks Registered User

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    .....and this was before we added the likes of Foligno and Nash!
     
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    :laugh: Wasn't sure if I was have a Monday moment, or if you were

    All good!
     
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    I know :) yeshhhhh
     
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    I feel like the ultimate Leaf chest thump would be to roll the lines the way the Leafs want and just steamroll regardless of matchup. That would be the dream.
     
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    I love having so much depth that it is an honest debate on who should come in or not.

    Having said that i feel like that 4th line if it continues to play the way it has (not just offensively) they are a lock and something you don't mess with, so Brooks makes the team.

    Hyman-Matthews-Marner
    Foligno-Tavares-Nylander
    Simmonds-Kerfoot-Mikheyev
    Thornton-Brooks-Spezza

    Hyman and Foligno are interchangeable. But if things continue the way they are this is our game one lineup i feel.

    You don't fix what isn't broken so i wouldn't put Nash in in place of Brooks if the chemistry continues.

    Galy is the odd man out when Hyman comes back i would imagine. Simmonds is the toughness we enjoy and does well come post season, but i feel Galy would produce more on the third line so that's always an option as well.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I like Nash and think he can be a useful piece. But he hasn't averaged more than 12.5 min a game over the last three seasons. He also has next to zero offensive ability. He's not a guy who can or should be counted on to get a ton of icetime.

    I think he will likely be used selectively by Keefe in key situations but I don't think his presence will lead to any significant redistribution of team icetime/usage. I think the Leafs 3rd and 4th lines will get similar icetime and Nash will be on the unit between those that gets leaned on defensively while Spezza carries the offensive starts for them.
     

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