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Messages - Potvin29

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Why is it now that the broadcast team, I guess specifically Healy, mock analytics?

If the redwings, for example, had a dedicated analytics team, I would guess that we'd be hearing how they are on the leading edge and other teams should follow suit. The Leafs do it, and they're a bunch of idiots looking at star charts or using voodoo or something.

The funniest part is that they were showing their "analytics" and saying that they showed the Leafs were better but were still down 2-0, when in reality the actual analytics that the people they were mocking use showed that the score probably accurately reflected how the 1st period had gone.

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Just remembering this now, not sure if it has been brought up earlier - but did it annoy anyone else after all the icings the Leafs got, that they overturned that icing call against the Pens early in OT?

Someone posted this image of the play:



Hard to say, but it looks like Franson had Crosby beat to the hashmarks.

There was one earlier in the game where the puck slowly crossed the red line in the Pens zone basically at the same time as JVR and a Pens player both were about to get to it and they still called it icing.

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Just remembering this now, not sure if it has been brought up earlier - but did it annoy anyone else after all the icings the Leafs got, that they overturned that icing call against the Pens early in OT?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 10:47:45 AM »
Bozak also has an 18% shooting percentage right now. That is not sustainable.

It actually might not be far off.  His career SH% is 16.8% over 318 games.

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Kadri on PP1 because he is has the trifecta of PP skills: cycling, passing, shooting. Kessel on the RW instead of LW to take advantage of Kadri's LH pass. JvR on top of the crease. Having three PP QBs means they have no chance of zeroing in on one person.

I don't like Kessel on the RW on the PP because he's got the shot and if he's on the RW he has so much less of the net to shoot at than if he's on the LW, cuts his angle to the net down completely.

Also speaking of Phaneuf on the PP and why he's never going to come close to his Calgary offensive numbers.  Check out what Calgary used to do with him on the PP (and this was when he was getting 5:00 PP/time a game).  I don't know if he gets set up for this many one-timers in a month with the Leafs:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmQ8dhO7Ves" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmQ8dhO7Ves</a>

I believe the resolution on this video is actually -1080p.

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Kadri had that terrible giveaway that tainted an otherwise fantastic game I felt.

I thought as the game went on he took it over from a Leafs perspective.  Even with that turnover.

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Are you telling me you didn't watch Canada's games #2 through #6 of the Vancouver Olympics?

I'd also add that it's a hell of a lot easier for 2 superstars to shine on the same team than just 1.  They can either benefit from playing together, or they can divide the playing time of the other team's best defenders by playing apart.

And Malkin has most definitely been criticized throughout his career at times for being lazy or disinterested.  But like you said, they've got 2 superstars, 2 of the best players of their generation, on their team at the same time.

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I wonder what the differential in possession has to be for the stat to be meaningful to the outcome.

Any differential is meaningful.  It just reflects the game that was played.

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mirtle: Leafs 42% possession tonight. Didn't convert on three power play chances either.

Considering they were at 36% after 1, a pretty solid effort the rest of the way (with a few hiccups, obviously). Just not good enough. Can't be that bad in the 1st and expect to win.

And that's a pretty great team.

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Dammit.

Straight in... wow... having Phanuckles and Frantzen on together at any time is like trying to win the derby with the Budweiser wagon team

Crap like this is why I'll defend Phaneuf.  Stops best player in the world one on one and then a goal goes straight through Bernier's glove?  Still criticize Phaneuf.  Okay.

Yeah, Phaneuf was good this game, no doubt about it.  The D as a whole played well ... for stretches.

I liked Holzer this game.  Maybe I was watching more for him.  Seemed to hit like a tank.

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Kessel and Jvr sucked.

IMO Bernier was not very good.

I love how players can't have an average night.  Weren't at their best? Sucked.

JVR's had quite a few average nights this year.

I imagine that's true for 90% or more of the league.

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Dammit.

Straight in... wow... having Phanuckles and Frantzen on together at any time is like trying to win the derby with the Budweiser wagon team

Crap like this is why I'll defend Phaneuf.  Stops best player in the world one on one and then a goal goes straight through Bernier's glove?  Still criticize Phaneuf.  Okay.

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Kessel and Jvr sucked.

IMO Bernier was not very good.

I love how players can't have an average night.  Weren't at their best? Sucked.

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I blame Nonis' goatee.

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Rielly didn't even do anything there.  4 on 3 no less.

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