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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 02:40:21 PM »
I really don't know what Nonis was thinking.  And his deal has 5 more seasons after this at a $5.25 M hit.

“I'm not worried about [year] six or seven right now”.

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NHL Transactions / Re: Brodeur on a try-out with St. Louis
« on: Today at 02:37:12 PM »
New jersey.

How isn't this on NHL.com?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 02:35:32 PM »
Every Leaf game I watch, multiple times when I see Clarkson, whether it's based on falling down/his positioning/his pass attempts/whatever, I say to myself "I can see why he was never drafted".

It's interesting because unlike a lot of undrafted players who put up big numbers at lower levels but were too small or whatever...Clarkson's junior numbers just aren't very good. Like as a 19 year old he had 39 points in 55 OHL games.

I actually had no idea that Clarkson wasn't drafted. AHL numbers aren't even all that good either. I wonder how his career would have gone if his first NHL coach wasn't a Sutter.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 11:34:36 AM »
He also wouldn't qualify as having played 200 minutes on the PP as a Leaf. He didn't get much PP time last season (a little over 1 minute per game). The single PP point he's put up this season, though . . .

Yeah if I remember correctly he was used quite a bit early on but then replaced by Raymond.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 11:29:23 AM »
While I'm sure the numbers aren't any better, if you're getting 108 games, you're likely using the 12/13 and 13/14 seasons (48 with NJ and 60 with TO). Clarkson has only played 82 games as a Leaf.

Whoops. Thanks for the note. Looks like hockeystats.analysis doesn't include the current season when looking at stats for more than 1 year. Weird.

So that means that Clarkson has only 3 powerplay points in 82 games as a Leaf.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 11:22:13 AM »
Out of everything, I think the insistence that Clarkson stay on the PP, despite not contributing there, bugs me more than any of the other decisions with it. Splitting up Franson and Phaneuf is a smart move, though - assuming they stick with it and actually set things up so both can take advantage of their shots via one-timers.

I know people have been sharing that link Mirtle posted showing the Leafs P/60 on the PP. Taking a different look at that, of the 165 forwards who have played at least 200 minutes on the powerplay in the past 2 seasons, Clarkson ranks 160th in points per 60 minutes. That's 7 powerplay points in 108 games as a Leaf.

And he's dead-last in assists per 60 minutes with just 1 powerplay assist in 108 games.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 11:10:16 AM »
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Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters  2m2 minutes ago Toronto, Ontario
Santorelli replaced Holland on 2nd PP unit alongside Lupul-Clarkson; Rielly-Franson at point … Gardiner not in the mix at practice

And the 2nd unit. Glad to see Santo get a shot there but again Clarkson stays on somehow.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 11:08:28 AM »
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Jonas Siegel ‏@jonasTSN1050  9m9 minutes ago
Interesting look to Leafs power-play today: Kadri on the point of first unit alongside Kessel, Bozak, van Riemsdyk and Phaneuf.

Could just be a practice thing, but that's one way to get Kadri on the top unit.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Movie Thread
« on: Today at 10:55:59 AM »
Can't believe people got up at 9am and bought tickets for a movie just to see that.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 10:50:02 AM »
I wonder if eventually Lupul-Kadri-Booth becomes a line?  But I could also see Carlyle wanting to pair Booth with Santorelli given that they have played well together in the past.

I have pretty low expectations for Booth, I don't know why. I'd rather keep Santorelli on Kadri's wing and have Lupul replace Komarov eventually. But I'd try to keep the 2nd line as it is for as long as we can. They've looked good, and having Lupul-Holland (Lupul was bumped to the 3rd line with Holland and Clarkson today) playing against weak competition could be great.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 10:42:14 AM »
I think right now the issue with Kadri is A) he should be back on the PP and B) the team really needs to get him some better wingers although Lupul's health issues make that a tricky problem to solve.

I think the Leafs were praying that Frattin wouldn't suck and that Lupul would be healthy. Both bad bets to make. As for the PP, I don't expect him to be off of it for long. Randy might have just been doing it to light a fire under him.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Opening Forward Lines
« on: Today at 09:58:55 AM »
All you folks want to witch about him not being on the PP. Randy had it right, you score on it your off it. Sorry, IMO.

Bozak went 18 games last season without a PP point, and he was getting top unit time during that stretch.

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Nylander returned to Modo's line-up and had 1 goal in their 3-2 loss yesterday.

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BTW, when Komarov scores, the Leafs are a perfect 6-0.

How is that even possible?

Yesterday's goals were his 3rd and 4th of season.

That was posted during the game by TSN and was true at the time. Obviously it doesn't apply any longer.

6-0 lifetime record when Komarov scores, so that goes back to the half season.

edit: Well, 6-0-1 now.

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Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Official Movie Thread
« on: Yesterday at 01:15:54 PM »
The dialogue is painful in that trailer.  That and it looks like they didn't give up entirely in the militarized mutant dinosaurs angle. 

I was never the biggest JP fan, but yeah that trailer really didn't do anything for me.

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