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@Mcost61 @wiski Phil can pass.
1 week, 3 days ago on Monday Mashup: The Dog Days are Here
@Yaknowwhat Better than we played, not better than we could play.
If they had been coached well, our possession and shot clocks would have been better I feel.
Everybody has different numbers, I would say 40% roster decisions; 35% coaching systems; 15% individual effort/ desicion making.
1 week, 4 days ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@Yaknowwhat Standings are what matters- but how do they determine what the issue was? They determine whether or not changes need to be made.
Coaching or roster wise.
@ShiftyD @dlb Mad @BPsotka But they're told not to battle the half-wall.
I understand they were uneffective; I just think good coaching makes us a good and wining team.
@dlb Mad Well I love how the hockey IQ test is how many times the coach has to go over a drill.
Basic logic I guess is all you use...
@Dewy Keon Hogturd @BPsotka Yet we harp on the media for their obscure assumptions...
@Dewy Keon Hogturd @BPsotka That's one example; just because a different coach was wrong doesn't mean this one is good. There's more than two ways to coach a team, and I think general consensus is Both RW and RC have made terrible mistakes.
You could even argue RC has been given the players RW should have had, and vice versa.
@dlb Mad @BPsotka Systems differ between coaches/ organizations.
By the way. Ours sucked.
@Dewy Keon Hogturd @BPsotka What history? When the coaches made different decisions and trusted unproven players? When we actually rolled four lines? When McClement was a 4C?
@dlb Mad @BPsotka They were asked to play the systems. You don't say to a player "go win the game". That's nuts. You tell them where to be, and the coaches told them to be swarming the D-zone, leaving the points free, and waiting at the blueline during a breakout.
That's on the coach.
@Dewy Keon Hogturd Honestly, I disagree. I think the players did what was asked while playing terrible systems with poorly divided ice time (/starts) and with questionable linemates. Raymond and Clarkson on the same line? One rushes and the other grinds and cycles. McClement on the ice while trailing in the third period? That's killing time for the opposition.
I understand making the players take responsibility, but I think we could have been successful under different coaches/ GM decisions; I think we would have had the same result under a different roster and the same coach/ GM decisions.
@Murph2417 Kessel hattrick in Anaheim or Reimer coming into the game with 10 minutes left to win it (Kings? in March?)
@TheCanucksnaphook @Jordan29 Was it Col's 1st and ROR for Gards?
@Komas Taberle @Yan28 Did he run the PK?
1 week, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week
@Jmessih @Burtonboy Shows off their skills more. That's the point in the scrimmage I'd guess.
@Burtonboy I bet he plays both at the same time.
@Burtonboy @Loric76 @The_Polish_Cannon "If you fall down a lot, you can be sent to the Marlies"
2 weeks ago on Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week
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@reenergized I would not do Kadri for Kane, let alone a downgrade in net.
@Yaknowwhat That's 10 goals. Tying and winning for each game.
@Bobsyouruncle Not if the Marlies have the same skill level they had last season. If there are lots of injuries to key players? Sure. Especially if there are lots of Marlies slotted in to make the team at that time.
@Gilbey93 @Yan28 @Bruffins @Dewy Keon Hogturd 21
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@Tim Horton @BPsotka @BrandonCheema I've done much research on them, having been through a 5-month recovery of one a few years ago. I'd most definitely recommend a mouthguard.
Not scientifically proven is vastly different than scientifically unproven.
Research on concussions is very new and they still aren't great at identifying/ treating them. That is why they take so many precautions in hockey now - because we understand how little we know. If you hit your head on the ice and your jaws close, much of the energy is absorbed down the jaw bone and into the back of your head, where your brain is stored. Essentially the force it takes to stop your head from moving down is subjected, through vibration, into your brain.
I maintain absolute support of mouthguards.
@Tim Horton @BPsotka @BrandonCheema "However, their role in preventing or reducing the severity of concussions has not been scientifically proven."
Far from saying its a lie.
@Tim Horton @BPsotka @BrandonCheema Sarcasm?
@hoolihan @BPsotka I've got no idea what you're trying to argue about here.
@BrandonCheema The best thing is a mouth guard. No helmets are great in hockey yet really.
@hoolihan @BPsotka @Bruffins You've convinced me. I guess sell all defence except for Rielly and rebuild?
@Bruffins 3 top line wingers; 3 2nd line centers (if the hype is true about Kontiola); 7 third-line players; no skill-less players.
Love those forwards and am excited to see what the defense can accomplish, but I think the systems were more to blame last season than the personel.
@Yan28 @Cameron19 Depends on how the season plays out/ how each player performs I would guess.
@Cameron19 @Yan28 Its a good problem to have.
@Cameron19 @BPsotka I understand it. Players want to be a part of the team that drafted them. They don't want to be thought of as an asset right away. I guess.
" Why is it that Tim Murray proposed a trade of a drafted player and got told no because the other GM didn't want to be the first to draft and trade - even though it would have likely improved his team?"
@Cameron19 Or others who can explain this.... what was the situation? Or do we know no more than that?
First I've heard of it...
@Jordan29 @BPsotka @mike_84 Only judging it from this link, but it appears he has the same preference as Dion. Shoots left but plays right.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@newkb @BPsotka @Jordan29 @mike_84 I'm not in this conversation to argue how good the leafs are.
@mike_84 @Jordan29 @BPsotka I wouldn't do it because I'm a huge Reimer fan but if we're getting rid of him anyways, definitely fantastic value for us depending on the prospect. Didn't remember who Hamhuis was before, but I don't think Vancouver would do it unless the prospect was one of our best - and Holland wouldn't be worth it from our standpoint, what with few young centers in the ranks.
@newkb @Jordan29 @mike_84 @BPsotka He'd be #2 here because Reimer is traded away. Which is in the NHL.
@Bruffins 1. I wanted Grigorenko.
2. Didn't expect Spott to have success.
3. Didn't expect Bozak back after last summer. Wanted him back, just didn't think Nonis would do what he did.
@Jordan29 Seems like a downgrade in net and then Franson + Prospect for Hamhuis.
Depends on the prospect IMO, don't know much about Hamhuis.
@The_Polish_Cannon Unquestionably a starting goalie in the NHL.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Maple Leafs Off Season: Assessing “Plan B”
@4evrblue @Cameron19 @Anthony Petrielli @Jordan29 Lead in goals though?
@WesternDP @mike_84 @skiingallday The argument is that we take things for granted.
Complaining about being hungover while having extra money for alcohol- that's a first world problem.
@wendelsfist @4evrblue And he played shitty during those 29 straight days of no starts, including against LA with an injured Bernier.
Good comedy movie suggestions?
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Friday Mashup: As the smoke clears for the Toronto Maple Leafs
@Fish Head @Ze_theLeafsFan We don't get any 4th lines.
@LN-093 @Fish Head @MaxwellHowe In no world would any GM trade JvR for Kane.
That's not named Snow.
@MaxwellHowe As in your mindset?
@MaxwellHowe The systems spread out our forwards from the defense so much that only one per line contributes defensively. We have a player who had one weak season and our reason for trading him isn't upgrading. Its clearing cap space.
This is a position of depth, where JvR or Lupul can play on Phil's wing. Don't trade it away unless its for a bigger piece.
Trading Lupul is the definition of selling low. And people talk about keeping some salary? Do we want to be on the other end of a Gardiner/ Lupul for Beauch deal?
@LN-093 Of course he's tradeable. He's an asset. That's what skilled 2nd line goal scoring leaders that are 30-years old are.