Pre-Game Talk: Stars @ Leafs | Wednesday Night

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  1. Cor

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    Stars lost in Pittsburgh last night and are in Montreal on Tuesday.

    Lines are below. Before everyone gets worked up, Leivo was practicing as a d-man last week before Saturday’s game where he played, so he’s still likely in 4LW spot, but I suppose Moore could draw in.

     
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    Komarov back on the 2nd line :thumbd:
     
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    Once Auston is back, he'll be back on the 4th line. Plus, last game that worked out pretty well as that line shutdown the Crosby line. So maybe they'll be against the Benn-Seguin line this time, while the other lines feast on the Dallas leftovers :nod::naughty:
     
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    I'm always already worked up over Leivo.
     
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    We wrecked Dallas last game, let do it again.
     
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    I hope next year once some of the UFA's go Leivo gets more of a full time shot, that being said, where would he possibly fit on this lineup once Auston is back right now? I don't see any room unfortunately.
     
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    Considering that this time they are playing them at home and Babcock gets the last change, I would hope for at least a repeat performance of their most recent game against them.
     
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    I would have dealt JVR before the deadline and Komarov as well.

    Hopefully
     
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    we should win this one. doesn't look unreasonable.
     
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    You know what is incredible?

    The Stars haven't made the playoffs in back to back years since 06-07 and 07-08. This year isn't a certainty either. If they miss the playoffs this season, they would have missed the playoffs in 8 of the 10 seasons since 07-08.
     
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    I'd start Andersen vs Dallas and mcelhinney vs Buffalo and just alternate starts down the stretch
     
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    Hopefully they can get a winning streak going.
     
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    Schedule this season is really awful. It's too borring to wait for half a week every other match.
     
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    If Leivo has to sit; then play Martin. Dalas is a desperate team and they will take liberties with our young folk; Martin has to dress for this game
     
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    Yes, it's odd that the schedule makers don't factor in your boredom when creating the schedules.
     
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    Funny that nobody picked that up from the OP. Wonder if he is sick?
     
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    he has the flu and he's not recovering from it
     
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    I wanted to talk more about the last game vs. Pitt.

    Great performance.

    Keep it up.

    Go Leafs Go!
     
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    Yup and Moore isn't going to be here next year, so don't get that decision
     
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    So once again, Leivo impresses with his 8 minutes of ice time... picked up a really nice assist... then gets benched the next game?

    I'm all for rotating players, but let someone else sit this one out. Give Marleau a rest or something like that.
     
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    Rest Marleau for Leivo? I don't see how that helps the team.
     
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    It helps the team by lightening the load on an aging Marleau so that he is fresh for the playoffs and rewards Leivo for a game well played. It allows Leivo to stay in better game shape should we need him in the playoffs. I'm sure Marleau wouldn't mind having a week off to spend with his family or whatever and rest up for a big cup run.

    I just used him as an example though. Give anyone a rest. Give Komarov or Hyman a rest. Doesn't really matter.

    Just doesn't seem fair to sit Leivo after the performance he had against the Pens.

    We're a lock for the playoffs and our opponent in the first round will be tough no matter who we face.
     
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    Yes, let's also take Ron Hainsey out for Marincin.
     
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    Plus as mentioned in a hotstove article, they are one winger injury away from having Leivo in there. Be best to keep him sharp. Plus, do they not for the love of everything holy, want to see what they have in him so decisions can be made for next year.
     
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