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It is scary that if a Leafs goalie looks human we can't close it out. Long change I think really hurts our team and we lose that momentum we built up in the first. It also scares me how much Kessel (could be still sore but tried to get the team back in it in the third) carries that first line. JVR had a dominant preseason and nothing translated.
However, we looked like a capable hockey team and Carey and poor finishing bailed out the Habs. 4 point game is tough to swallow though.
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #1, Montreal Canadiens 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
Remember everyone needs to drink blue powerade and eat a cookie for the Phil!
1 week, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: Season Opener Eve
I am going to leave this here so it brightens up everyone's day.
2 weeks ago on Tuesday Mashup: Season Opener Eve
Just remember, two more sleeps and the season begins.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Saturday Mashup: final rosters to come shortly
@B_Leaf @Kessel81 Polak on top 4 is a scary thing. If the Blues don't run him there it worries me.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: Final Preseason Game Day
Morning Everyone. Wuuh that d is just something.
Le Sigh I have to do work. Good talking to Yakknowwhat that Ashton debate got me all fired up to take on the day. Have good day to everyone and see ya at lunch!
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Wednesday Mashup: Bye Bye Carter?
@Yaknowwhat @Kessel81 He has a very small value agreed. I know there are better UFAs and to lose a guy who plays big minutes on the AHL is fine (not like I am losing sleep). However, this all starts to add up. Colbourne + Ashton + x + y + z.
@Yaknowwhat @Kessel81 It is more the principal of it. I am not overly mad we are losing Ashton, it is the fact that he has some value and we are cashing in none of it.
@Yaknowwhat BAD ASSET MANAGEMENT!
@Jmessih @Bruffins @T K O I always wodnered why we never got an upgrade and Frasier (man he was bad a season after). I more mobile physical left defenceman to eat up minutes on the third pairing with franson. I haven't looked at the stats but I remember it being a pretty damn good pairing.
@Bruffins @T K O I just wish franson wasn't his partner.
@jimmyg65 It is going to be along year. No mcdavid no playoffs. 10th in the East.
@JWaterdrager Ashton should break FML's hand again. Also bad asset management.
@Alec Brownscombe @Burtonboy It maybe because i havent seen them play in 5 months but JVR and Naz look like different players.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Tuesday Mashup: 3 Days Off
@Alec Brownscombe I like Santo and komorov. I like Santo's speed and well everyone loves the most interesting man in the world.
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Kessel81 @Bruffins I knew I should of put the winky face.
3 weeks ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #7, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Sabres 2 (SO)
@TorontoMapleLeafs @Bruffins @Kessel81 Orr is 31, he has had enough time ;)
@colino17 @Kessel81 @Yan28 Don't destroy my dreams!
@BoneChompski @Kessel81 @Bruffins Depending on if FML is on this team I am sure Kessel and shoot one off his ass.
@Yan28 Just think we could of had a top pairing of Van Riemsdyk and Kessel both on forward and defence.
@Bruffins @Kessel81 I am not saying he looked good however, how many times do we have to Orr do nothing? Same old story
@Bruffins The guy should have been given more preseason games. Do we really need to play guys like Kadri night after night in preseason?
@colino17 @Doorman @Kessel81 The dog in the background approves!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Friday Mashup: And then there were 39
I know this has probably been answered but where is David Booth? If some says hunting bear OMG!
Opinions/ thoughts? I am very in the middle on this. I worry players like carter ashton would abuse the crap out them to finally crack the N.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Game Review: Preseason Game #4, Senators 4 vs. Maple Leafs 3 (SO)
I am sure you MLHS knows this already but MLHS ranks 405016 in website traffic in the world as per Alexa traffic. That's actually amazing!
1 month, 1 week ago on Maple Leafs invite Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp
@Yaknowwhat I can't prove it or anything but I think the moments are usually after he has a breakaway or sprints down the ice.
@Mind Bomb Is it weird to get a guys jersey who is about 13 days older than you haha
I was in the Gary Roberts comment section for 5 seconds (15 comments) and everyone is worried about Kessel's fitness. I think Kessel is one of those guys that if he alters his body by getting stronger or whatever it would change his game. He has a custom stick the apparently is very whippy and even lupul said he could not use it. Maybe he like the way his body is because of his shot and the it allows him to play a certain way. I am just spit balling here.
I think changing his body in terms of weight or anything could really change his game either for better or worse. Just a thought.
Morning everyone! Man I have watched Moneyball twice and that "Island of Misfit" toys scene for the third time. It is powerful stuff that a game like baseball can be broken down so nicely into to Math and Numbers. However, you can do this with hockey to an extent. It gives us a starting point to find players that fit the price range and system. After the computer gives us players to go acquire, scout the guy and then say I like player A over B because he has a locker room presence. Also, I am not saying this is the end all be all. In my personal opinion the Leafs should have a scout at ever game everywhere trying to compile the most information possible. It is all about information and it is hard to track qualitatively stats for everyone.
In summary just combine scouting and numbers and try to make the winning formula. Also, advanced stats aren't the magic number to a Stanley Cup but used properly can be used to help us get there.
That's one software engineering student's opinion.
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Breaking Down the Maple Leafs ‘Moneypuck’ Additions
@colino17 Gagner... damn.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Jake Gardiner Signs for 5 years, $20.25 million
It took you guys all of 5 minutes to delete the template :p
3 months, 1 week ago on Steve Spott, Peter Horachek named Maple Leafs’ Assistant coaches
Hey guys I got to make this quick. I thought there would be no news today haha.
I made a google docs spread sheet for fun to allow mlhs user to predict point totals on the next season.
There is a template on the google docs that you will duplicate (right click on the tab and click duplicate) and label it your user name.
Please don't write or modify other people's sheet or we can't have nice things.
Also, predict as many things as you want before the season and we will see who is right.
I hope this works haha.
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Toronto Maple Leafs Updated Depth Chart
@ingy56 @Belfour20/JB-45 He should join the facebook group. Gaining a lot of followers!
6 months ago on Morning Mashup
@Belfour20/JB-45 Go net out JB, Reilly, Gards. hard to throw away JVR, Naz.
@Belfour20/JB-45 Randy, Farish and Cronin ;)
@Belfour20/JB-45 But I could be a little bias.
@Belfour20/JB-45 Kessel. Carried the team offensively and played an amazing Olympics. Shame he went cold at the end of the season but played 82 games with a ppg (Oylmpics included).
@Alec Brownscombe @Kessel81 Sorry I did read the article I swear. I just read the advanced stats people being made fun of so I was looking into it and found the website. My bad!
6 months, 1 week ago on Peter DeBoer makes some sense as the Maple Leafs’ next head coach
So i found a website that says NJ has the best shots against total with about 26 per game (Best in the league). The Leafs average 10 more this season at about 36 which is insane because we are last in the NHL. Buffalo does not give up more shots against.
A system that limits shots for us could be huge. Asking Bernie or Reims to make 25 a night should not be a tough workload and could really propel the team somewhere.
@MaxwellHowe @Cameron19 @Hifi75 Don't forget Pearl!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Poll: Now What?
@loomx @Bruffins MAN BUT WE COULD GET A GUY NAME BJUGSTAD
@Bon Scott was a Leaf fan @Cameron19 @Kessel81 @MaxwellHowe @Bruffins So essentially we should expect a return of Lupul, Kadri, Franson, Reimer and a first of some kinda.
Lots of permutations lol
@bob sacamano @Kessel81 14/15 season he was a constant for a non Stanley cup Ducks.
@Cameron19 @Kessel81 @MaxwellHowe @Bruffins Phaneuf and vanek would be huge adds for that club and maybe keep moulson on the cheap.
Why not send Reims to minny too and give them the goal tending also.
@Cameron19 @MaxwellHowe @Bruffins I think Minny. They would probably make a big push.
@Bruffins A rocket ship to shoot Clarkson into the sun.
@lukethenuke Kassian is 100% responsible for taking out our savoir Dave Bolland.