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Burke hiring Carlyle was his most damaging move.

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I'm really getting tired of Kessel's lack of intensity on the defensive side of the game.

Should really be Lupul on that play.

I posted that before the goal, my point still stands.

Lupul was the worst on the goal though, yes.

Eh, some players are pure offensive guys, some are pure defensive guys.  But your team has to recognize that and surround them with appropriate players & play them in the appropriate spots.  AKA don't play Jay McClement 20 minutes a game in offensive situations, or don't buyout good 2-way C like Grabovski.

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Wow.  5-3 Philadelphia

33-14 are the shots now.  Abysmal play by Lupul

How many years of Carlyle teams getting shelled like this does it take?

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I'm really getting tired of Kessel's lack of intensity on the defensive side of the game.

Should really be Lupul on that play.

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27-13 and absolutely no energy from the team.  Good way to head out on the road.  A cliff dive seems a very probably option at this point.

It's almost guaranteed.  If they don't rein in the shots against it's almost impossible to keep winning requiring a high SV% & SH%.

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This is Carlyle hockey.  Has been since Anaheim in 2010-11.

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Bernier and his end boards.

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So the 1st line has been awful defensively.  Let's put arguably our worst defensive player on the line in place of JVR.  Carlyle logic.

Another nice shot of Bozak just standing there while Couturier scored.  Another reply that doesn't mention him whatsoever.  It's always Kessel, or Phaneuf, or someone else.  Bozak just (literally) glides past criticism by commentators.

It's like they pick the highest paid player in the play and pin it on them.

To be fair, Glenn Healy thinks the way the goalies stand during anthems is worthy of analysis.

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What the heck? I just turned the game on and it's 3-3 already?

Not unexpected with Leafs starting their backup due to facing Chicago tomorrow.

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So the 1st line has been awful defensively.  Let's put arguably our worst defensive player on the line in place of JVR.  Carlyle logic.

Another nice shot of Bozak just standing there while Couturier scored.  Another reply that doesn't mention him whatsoever.  It's always Kessel, or Phaneuf, or someone else.  Bozak just (literally) glides past criticism by commentators.

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Thank god Randy got Gardiner's defensive play out of the lineup or they might allow a lot of goals against.

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And as long as I'm grousing, Rielly has been pretty disappointing offensively so far.  He doesn't seem to have much of a shot, or at least not yet.  Having said that, it is hard as hell for really young defensemen in this league.  It took Hedman years, for example, to blossom and he was touted as the next Pronger when he went #2.

I think part of what is impacting Gardiner is also impacting Rielly. Carlyle's system discourages defencemen from skating with the puck, and, well, for both Rielly and Gardiner, their ability to skate with the puck is one of their best assets.

I seem to remember something similar said about Wilson and Kaberle. You can't skate the puck faster than passing it, so you have to learn to pick your spots, and frankly Gardiner is still very much a pupil.

Absolutely unrelated, but that made me google Ron Wilson & Tomas Kaberle and first result was a Steve Simmons column that I read that included this gem:

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Here is the strange contradiction of this season for Kaberle: He played his best hockey when the Leafs played their worst. In the first 20 games of this disastrous season, he was almost all-star like. Twenty-two points in 20 games.

Over a PPG for a defenseman - ALMOST all-star like!

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All Sports But Hockey / Re: The 2014 Toronto Blue Jays Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:42:26 PM »
Barton ain't gonna be the starting first baseman.

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Quote from: Twitter
Eric Prime ‏@PrimeSN590  10 minutes ago
Jake Gardiner getting extra reps this morning. Healthy scratch tonight?

Seems likely. Jake also agreed with Randy's description of his recent play.

So Holzer comes in?  He of the 36.2% CF% since November 20. 

"But he's tough and competes!"

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Sweet jebus, we have another back to back?  You'd think this was an Olympic year.

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