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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« on: Today at 12:48:28 PM »
It's the wins earlier in the season that would ruin it.

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Leafs Media Rumours / Re: General Leafs Rumour Updates...
« on: Today at 11:31:07 AM »
Ahhh, the good old nameless and positionless league executive's opinion . . . and from such a reputable source!

Good ol Bruce Garrioch.

I love that on multiple occasions I've seen MSM guys dismiss criticism on Twitter from people who don't use their real names/have a real photo yet they have no problem quoting anonymous, nameless sources.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft
« on: Today at 10:31:12 AM »
And Jake Paterson has looked terrible in net for Kitchener, from what little I saw and looking at his .800 SV%.

Zach Fucale isn't even starting for his team in the Q's playoffs. Man, Canada's goalies blow.

I feel like every good Canadian goalie is basically Justin Pogge.  Give them an elite team and they can win but if not, watch out.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Bernier Big Picture
« on: Today at 10:25:20 AM »
They don't have a contract slot for him and he wants to play this season.

Where there's a will, there's a way.  Just got to find a way!  :-\

Contrary to my previous post, apparently due to the play of his current team he is ineligible to play this season, so scratch that.

I still don't think they can sign him until they clear a contract though.

If he doesn't play this season would the contract count towards the 50?  I'm not sure it would if it's an ELC - wouldn't it slide?  I thought that was the reason Bailey wanted to play, to burn a year of the deal to reach FA quicker.

I'm not sure you're allowed to sign anyone to a contract while you're at the 50, not certain though.

You may be right.  The 50 contract "slide" rule I think may only apply to junior aged players under contract.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: 2015 NHL Entry Draft
« on: Today at 10:20:51 AM »
And Jake Paterson has looked terrible in net for Kitchener, from what little I saw and looking at his .800 SV%.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Bernier Big Picture
« on: Today at 10:20:06 AM »
They don't have a contract slot for him and he wants to play this season.

Where there's a will, there's a way.  Just got to find a way!  :-\

Contrary to my previous post, apparently due to the play of his current team he is ineligible to play this season, so scratch that.

I still don't think they can sign him until they clear a contract though.

If he doesn't play this season would the contract count towards the 50?  I'm not sure it would if it's an ELC - wouldn't it slide?  I thought that was the reason Bailey wanted to play, to burn a year of the deal to reach FA quicker.

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Watched the game-in-6. Nice to see Kadri, Rielly, and Gardiner all get on the scoresheet. The top line looked like it had a shift or two there of classic-them, a rush one way immediately followed by a rush the other.

Phaneuf-Brewer-JVR-Bozak-Kessel had a combined CF% of 29%. Gardiner-Rielly-Komarov-Kadri-Lindstrom were 54%. Sounds about right.

Phaneuf having to play with Brewer is just cruel.

Since Horachek took over Rielly has a CF% of 49.5% (PDO 977) and Gardiner has one of 55.7% (PDO 980).  Before that date, Rielly was 47.6% (PDO 101) and Gardiner was 45.1% (PDO 979).  Both have identical .64 P/60 at 5v5 since Horachek took over as well (which is down from .89 for Rielly and up from .59 before for Gardiner).

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I actually thought almost all season Booth didn't look bad, he just had limited minutes and was pretty snakebitten.  I found I noticed him quite a bit for a guy playing mostly 4th line minutes.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: 2014-2015 NHL Thread
« on: Today at 09:38:53 AM »
Article about the "loser point" encouraging bad hockey: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/to-make-the-playoffs-hockey-teams-play-not-to-win/#fn-1

It's interesting to see the graph showing how OT games spike towards the end of the season, while under the old points format, the number of games going to OT went down.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Tank Nation UNITE!!!
« on: Today at 09:13:33 AM »
I wonder how much say Hunter will have if it comes to a call between Strome and Marner?

It wouldn't be a huge leap to think he rates Marner very highly given the connection.

This is something that Sheldon Keefe said about his and Dubas' shared hockey vision:

“For us, the value of speed and skill and hockey sense would far outweigh any physical attributes. We wanted people who have the ability to make plays and have speed.

Again, just based off that blanket statement I don't think it would be nuts to suggest that Dubas would prefer Marner over Strome too. Not that Strome doesn't have skill, but Marner likely has the edge in that category and he's a significantly better skater than Strome is.

Please hire him Leafs.

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*checks date*

Good one, Carlton.

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Rielly's shot.  :)

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: Yesterday at 04:03:34 PM »
But the Kings weren't a mediocre team either time they won the Cup.  All the underlying stats basically had them as Cup contenders.  I don't think the standings should determine who are mediocre teams or not.  Montreal is thoroughly mediocre, though not according to the standings.

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I'll tell you, I don't remember them playing together much at all...it must have been very short lived, or my memory is letting me down, again. 

No, they definitely didn't. But I remember Quinn started a season with Tucker-Sundin-Mogilny (Mats-Alex-Darcy) and the experiment lasted like a couple of games because of how awful they were defensively even though they scored. Ah, accountability.

It's funny when you search their names you get a 2002 article from the Leafs website talking about putting Sundin-Mogilny together and leaving it awhile to "gel."  One of the first games they lit up the terrible Penguins too.

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General NHL News & Views / Re: Official Ottawa Senators Thread
« on: Yesterday at 03:04:18 PM »
Not to mention the Kings won last year with Quick posting a .911 SV% in the playoffs.  Not really a run of hot goaltending.

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