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@Burtonboy Don't you agree, this is getting more and more bizarre.
12 hours, 19 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Burtonboy Well I guess someone wants to keep McLaren and Orr some don't
12 hours, 22 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Burtonboy What is going on !!!!!!!!!!!!!
12 hours, 24 minutes ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@ProfessorRance And what are the odds of that with Carlyle as the head ciach
14 hours, 45 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
The Leafs trading Ashton and keeping one of (if not both) Orr & McLaren is more of the same.
14 hours, 48 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Cameron19 @Great Dane @Zep2 Fully agree, the waste of picks and players. If we had received some return for MacA, Grabo, Kulimin instead of letting them walk or buy them out. Then there is the whole Liles for Gleason story.
The worst impact of Carlyle been on the player asset management side and the cap compliance.
just to keep McLaren and Orr on the roster and because RC didn't like some of players on the roster.
16 hours, 22 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Cameron19 @Zep2 Problem is that you have to give to get. Sometime I feel that Nonis is hanging on to asset for far too long.
Lupul, Bozak, Franson and Reimer should have been converted into other assets.
17 hours, 2 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
Quite simple Leafs need to be like the top teams:
We need to generate between 33 and 35 shots per games;
while only allowing 27 to 29 shots against.
That bottom line implies that we need take 6 shots more per game and allow 8 shots less against per game.
18 hours, 3 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Zep2 I for one is pretty pleased with the prospect pipe-line. The talents they found in the late rounds as been very good, they need a season or two more before they are ready.
18 hours, 23 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
@Cali...Leaf I yesterday checked the PDO rating of last season and season before they were respectivly
1019 and 1030.
If we get back to 1000 and we are still getting out shot with 5-6 shots per game. Oh my - we are in deep.
21 hours, 58 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
So without Kessel and Bernier the Leafs can't win against Grand Rapids. Interesting.
22 hours, 36 minutes ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #8, Red Wings 3 vs. Maple Leafs 0
David, I have been using your stats for some time and they are really interesting. I am wondering is there a way to analyse the effect of the coaching/ the style a hockey club is playing.
Would be possible to show that when the Leafs play a certain team/style they have more difficulties?
1 day, 9 hours ago on A WOWY Analysis Guide
@Burtonboy True - but Carlyle was not there.
1 day, 10 hours ago on Monday Mashup: Leafs Make Cuts, Booth Out 4 Weeks
"The problem you have is if you think this [Leafs def game] will change
when the calendar turns to October is unrealistic."
@wendelsway1 and waste 900K in cap space
1 day, 13 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
Kontiola, Carrick and Granberg sent to the Marlies.
Gauthier and Valiev go back to jr.
Percy, Kozun, Holzer still with leafs. #TMLtalk
@wendelsway1 I would like to know who let him out of the closet
@king leary Carrick was sent down as well. soooooo!!!!!!!
@Cameron19 @ingy56 I would be with Orr and McLaren still on the roster
Orr and McLaren are almost 2 million in the wasted cap space.
@ingy56 This way to much for a Leafs fan to handle. McLaren and Orr still on the roster. How can this be happening.
@Burtonboy A true Randy move
@ingy56 I am looking for a pack of Valium
We lost to the Buffalo "Americanes".
Orr was wearing an "A" and will likely make the team.
RC will not use a fourth line.
I guess there are some reasons not to be too optimistic.
1 day, 14 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@Jmessih It is a wonderful game unfortunately their are way too many idiots play professional receiving money so they don't know how to behave and it is run by some corrupt guys in FIFA.
@Cameron19 @TheLoovTrain We simply need to grab one of the these centers.
1 day, 17 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@Burtonboy @Great Dane @Cameron19 @peterbleafs I'm actually very positive on the team. We need a new coach and new system - you are absolutely right.
And then we need to get that 1C and top pairing d-man. Then Leafs would be close to being a contender
@Burtonboy @TheLoovTrain It should be very deep. McDavid is probably a generation talent, Eichel an all-star center.
@Burtonboy @Great Dane @Cameron19 @peterbleafs He should last at least 30 games so everybody realize that the season is over.
@Cameron19 @Burtonboy @peterbleafs It makes you cry. On the bright side - this one is for you BB - we are then looking at top 3 pick.
I'm almost certain that RC again will be running 3 lines with Orr on the fourth line. By January the top forwards are done and/or Bernier gets an injury after facing on average 35 shots per game.
Hurricanes and Sabres will be gunning for first pick as well, we might beat them to it.
@Cameron19 @Great Dane @Burtonboy You are right still have 4 million from Savard. Forgotten about that
@Burtonboy @Great Dane On my to go list: Phaneuf, Lupul, Franson, Reimer, Bozak everyone on a 1-year contract. And Clarkson but that is more wishful thinking
@Burtonboy So Bruins need to move at least 3.5 million in AAV
@wendelsway1 @Burtonboy You are joking !!!!!!!!!! right
@Burtonboy BB we are pretty much on the same page, but do feel that it is necessary to take a hard look at the roster and trade most of it, thereby being forced to play the youngsters.
Let Spott and Horachek develop the rookies to play a proper defensive game. We have the fire power especially if we could get a top center.
@peterbleafs @Burtonboy Very unlucky with Franson, but it might be a blessing in the disguise.
@Burtonboy I do think we are more - a lot more. But not with RC still running the show. We will probably end up with Orr on the roster and with that I rest my case
@peterbleafs Well - three out of three. Then we don't need bad luck
@Burtonboy Good afternoon BB
@MaxwellHowe I believe a lot of the problem of the Leafs is that don't play those who have a desire to earn a spot on the roster.
1 day, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@darthNihilus It is really worrying that nothing absolutely nothing has changed from last season. Leafs live and die with the performance of Kessel and Bernier. Sad!!!!!!!!
1 day, 21 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
Some observation from the game:
It is obvious that Orr can't fight any more, so why is he still on the roster.
38 shots against is pretty awful against that Sabres line-up. The "semi-swarm" or what ever they are calling the non-defense system that they are playing is not any better. Ristolainen had a highway towards Bernier for the second goal.
If Bernier would have had a normal evening save-% of .92 then Leafs would again have lost 3 to 2.
So after 7 pre-season games this is my prediction for the season:
Leafs will go as far as Kessel and Bernier can carry them. Leafs are playing to less than the sums of their parts, so this is going to be a very long season.
And yes BB this is quite pessimistic but nothing absolutely nothing indicates that Leafs live on anything but individual performances from Bernier (goalies) and Kessel. This is currently a two player team, but hopefully Reilly, Gardiner, Kadri and Nylander will be able to carry the team from next season.
1 day, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@Burtonboy Well, that pretty tells the state of the Nation. Not very good.
3 days, 9 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
3 days, 15 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@MaxwellHowe That would indeed be the first step to correct the problem
@Mind Bomb Maybe it is just RC that doesn't get it
Horachek "We gave up way too many shots and a lot of those shots are going to come from the point..."
@MaxwellHowe So what you are arguing is the fact that Leafs are in the pre-season, therefore they are expected not to be up to full speed, while the other NHL teams - who by the way are also in the pre-season - would be up to full speed, i.e. therefore the Leafs get out shot.
Well, that doesn't sound to convincing to me.
3 days, 18 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
I know that people here will not like it but here I go again:
Leafs took 22 shots on goal while Sabres had 38 shots. We needed a save% of .795 from Neuvirth to win.
With just an average NHL save-% of 0.91 Leafs would have lost the game 4-2.
3 days, 20 hours ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #5, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Sabres 4
@Burtonboy I am sure that they did. What I don't like about this situation is that nobody of the top UFAs seem interested in the going to Leafs.
4 days, 18 hours ago on Friday Mashup: And then there were 39