Ian from Etobicoke
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@FakeJake51 @Ian from Etobicoke
I also posted here that they were a bad team along the walls, but succeeded in the open ice.
You are clearly someone that doesn't like to do a lot of reading and has a poor understanding of hockey systems. The Leafs system has the forwards not challenge the points and not challenge the halfwalls 5v5. This is apparent to even basic hockey observers. They apply some pressure, but ultimately back off/slow down at the tops of the circles when challenging the points. This has a knock on effect. D are getting shots through and it is create a goalmouth scramble, or a rebound or second chance for the opposing teams.
This site has posted enough content for you to understand what happened to the team last year. The Marlies coach explained how used they the same system 5v5 and explained the shortcomings of it. The link posted above explains it.
2 hours, 3 minutes ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
@hometeem @Ian from Etobicoke @FakeJake51 @sharkbabysitter They're not a good team on the boards--I don't think anyone claimed they were. They're not a team that should be finishing last in possession numbers... not even close.
12 hours, 11 minutes ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
It's a flawed system. The Leafs gave up the most shots against since the NHL has been keeping track of such stats. You should stick around and read up on the team a bit more.
12 hours, 17 minutes ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
You should have clicked through to the link provided above.
http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/11/28/toronto-maple-leafs-systems-defensive-zone/ - explained here. Not sure how you can watch the team over the last 2 seasons and see that they weren't giving up shots against from the outside and from the points.
12 hours, 20 minutes ago on 10 Questions: Part 1 — Will Randy Carlyle Change?
@ingy56 @Jmessih @Burtonboy
21 hours, 4 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
21 hours, 8 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@Burtonboy We all love Henny, but there was probably a better option for this interview, given the content of it.
21 hours, 14 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@dlb Mad Of course you wouldn't, because he's the best analyst in the game and you oppose logic.
21 hours, 22 minutes ago on Monday Mashup: Loov returning to Sweden? Leafs invite Cal Heeter to camp?
@Cameron19 @Yan28 @dlb Mad @Burtonboy PPP and Leafs Nation's analysis are both awful. They are making it sound like they are subject matter experts when it's well known that they've seen none of these guys play.
1 week, 1 day ago on Sunday Mashup: ‘Legends Row’ a great gesture, ‘Fan Fest’ goes septic
Corey Pronman the charlatan is on in >5mins talking Leafs prospects.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: Leiweke not long for Toronto
The ExtraSkater hire is a good one as it blocks other teams from easy access to advanced statistics, plus he understands on how everything fits together and has a huge database of info.
The hiring of Charron is a head scratcher. I've never seen a writer get lit up as bad as Charron did as he was regularly flat-out wrong and stupidly so. He was regularly called out for missing information in his articles that would disprove the entire thing.
Aside from all of that, he carries himself like a complete loser everywhere he's been.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Maple Leafs hire Brandon Pridham as new assistant GM
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Friday Mashup: Second Assistant GM Hire to Come Next Week
@Komas Taberle Its in the links in the article above. It's a few days old.
1 month ago on Friday Mashup: The Swarm & Coaching Duties
@Territory Just not as the most important skater on the team.
1 month ago on Updated WOWY analysis of Phil Kessel and Tyler Bozak
1 month, 1 week ago on Tuesday Mashup: Catching up
@Burtonboy Cam Charron is awful.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: We’re Gonna Need a Montage
Great read, Anthony. Thanks for some sanity amidst some ludicrous articles about the Leafs not doing anything or being significantly different.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Brendan Shanahan Addresses Depth, Not Core of Toronto Maple Leafs
@Cloud09 @Burtonboy @wiski OH BUT HE DOES! HE WRITES FOR THE LEAFS NATION!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs sign Daniel Winnik to a one-year deal
@BrandonCheema @Ian from Etobicoke @dlb Mad
OK - going to take my head out of my ass for a second here.
He had pillow soft minutes on the bottom pairing with Fraser (who was in mid-season form coming in off the Marlies) and it was a shortened season of only 48 games. So I'll stop "judging shit on a small scale" for a second and look at a larger samples size, which would be in real-world minutes on the 2nd pairing with Gardiner/Rielly/Ranger throughout the 82 game season.
He was last in even strength points this year out of the players that aren't named Gleason, JML or Granberg. Last.
He was directly responsible for game winning goals against (lets not forgot his game 7 missed assignment... oh, everyone got a free ride because it's a team sport. Lets stricken that from the record. The 'team' lost) and turned into a liability pairing Dion on PP#1, where he scored the majority of his points being setup diagonally from one of the best players in the league on the half wall. He was regularly lit up for short handed goals because his skating is not at an NHL level.
OK - sorry, man. On a positive note, he had a good Corsi!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on James Reimer Signs for 2 years, $2.3 million per season
@BrandonCheema @dlb Mad Franson is awful.
@dlb Mad @Bruffins
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Wednesday Mashup: Dubas Mania
@Jmessih Not a fan of your format
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Cody Franson Arbitration: What is he Worth?
@RandomScrub paranoid schizophrenic
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
Get Franson off this team, promote Percy (a left shot) to the bottom pairing. Dion's not going to play on his left, we know that already. Penciling him in there is silly.
4 1st round picks in your group of 6 ain't half bad.
2 months ago on Friday Mashup: 3 Unknowns Remain; Gord Dineen TSN1050 Interview
2 months ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
@RandyBoBandy Brutal article. Summarily dismissed as junk.
2 months, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs’ Assistant Coach announcement to come next week
@Mind Bomb @Ian from Etobicoke @leafdreamer
As long as this team has Bozak as the #1C, they won't do a fucking thing. That's just the reality of the situation. Bozak is a sneaky player, and that's all I'll say about his skill level. If they ever get into a situation where Bozak is pushed down to 2, or 3C, they're probably good team.
2 months, 1 week ago on Sunday Mashup: Leafs News and Notes
@Mind Bomb @Ian from Etobicoke @leafdreamer He shot at 21%, which was the highest in the entire NHL. Lets see if he can shoot at 21% for an extended period of time. That would make him have one of the highest shooting percentages of all time. Let's see how he makes out with that.
@leafdreamer To speak nothing of his Olympic team contributions.
Bergeron had 30 goals this year. Bozak hasn't hit 20 yet.
Bergeron's a 2 time Selke winner. Bozak finished 43rd in Selke voting in 2012-2013... the only time he's ever received a vote.
Bozak shouldn't be in the same conversation as Bergeron.
@Endblue Don't read the comments section then. The writers haven't said any of that.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on William Nylander Drafted 8th Overall by the Maple Leafs
@BigTO @Bobsyouruncle Fucking awful piece of shit. Just click bait articles and "authors" that haven't a clue what they're talking about.
@wiski @Bobsyouruncle Why would you read that site? It is a sloppy piece of junk.
@philthethrill @Mcost61 @Burtonboy All hail punctuation!
3 months ago on (Tuesday Mashup) Still Waiting for Leafs News
@philthethrill @Mcost61 @Burtonboy Death to punctuation!
@Savo43 @Cameron19 @Ian from Etobicoke
That's silly. Read the defensive system's post and you'll realize why the leafs were awful.
3 months ago on 10 Playoff Lessons for the Toronto Maple Leafs
@Savo43 @Ian from Etobicoke STUPID LUPUL!
This will help you understand a bit more.
@Savo43 The wingers disagree with you.
@Fish Head @DeclanK You're high.
This is so much easier to follow. Thx
3 months ago on Toronto Maple Leafs’ Powerplay: Room For Improvement
@loomx SBNation does exactly what they are trying to do.
3 months ago on (Thursday Mashup) Too Much Cash for Komarov? Mutual interest with Dan Boyle?
@Fish Head But we know that +/- is a silly stat. Brown had a -72 in his draft year and a +44 this year. He didn't figure out how to play hockey, Erie just got much, much better as a team. Conor McSomethingSomething happened, too.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Maple Leafs Prospects 2013-14 Season Wrap Up
@loomx @Wendy Clarkson @Ian from Etobicoke @Mind Bomb
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Defence falls flat, Toronto Marlies drop game #2 6-3
@Wendy Clarkson @Ian from Etobicoke @Mind Bomb
I'll go make some popcorn, you paste the video in here for all to watch.
@Mind Bomb @Ian from Etobicoke @Wendy Clarkson Recently, yes. He's been a healthy scratch a ton, too.
Spott said nothing about him being NHL ready. He's said that 3 players are NHL ready: D'Amigo, Holland and Ashton.
@Wendy Clarkson Are you an idiot? Biggs is a healthy scratch in the AHL (from the 4th line), but you having him playing on the 3rd line in the NHL. Solid.
@~Keon LOL - what a junk team.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Five Questions on Maple Leafs Assistant Coach candidate Adam Oates