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6 days, 21 hours ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)
@T_Ry @NotSince67 No, I'm saying the leafs are going to need unsustainably high goal production, and well above average special teams and goaltending to be a middle of the pack team to mask their possession and defensive issues.
1 week ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@Yan28 Mathers is a really tough kid. Would have figured a Mathers win but Broll hung in pretty well.
1 week, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@wiski @NotSince67 No, I spefically refuse to mention *them* as a top team. I also think given their Corsi and dependence on goaltending that they're more likely to finish in the 3rd spot in the division rather than first.
1 week, 1 day ago on Game 18 Scoring Chances: Sabres 6 vs. Maple Leafs 2
So this is where everyone is! Repost from other threads for a little discussion.
Getting away from tonight's game a bit...I think in order for the Leafs to make the playoffs this year a bunch of things have to happen for them. First off, I feel like they'll need to place in the top 10 in the leagues in Save %, Shooting %, PK% and PP%. Simply put their team game 5 on 5 will not suffice unless they benefit from above average goaltending and scoring rates.Also, I think they're going to really win the lions share against middle of the pack teams in the East where there's a lot of parity and mediocrity and really need to distance themselves from their competiton. They also need to really feast on bottom of the table teams like Buffalo and Florida in the division given that they simply can't be expected to win too many against the strong teams in the East like Boston, Tampa, NYR, NYI and Pittsburgh.
Failing to bank 2 points on a night like tonight can easily sink the chances of the Leafs playoffs hopes.
Posted this in the other thread:
1 week, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #18, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres (7pm, HNIC)
@Savo43 @NotSince67 @philthethrill Yeah I was gonna say I'm sure James is a good hearted dude. I guess I wonder more if he's dating one of the gals who 3 years after he retires divorces him and makes off with the house.Which, there is a great ESPN 60 in 60 on athletes going broke which touches on that.
@Savo43 @NotSince67 @philthethrill I'm comfortable enough to say a dude like Rinaldo probably doesn't even need to be rated, you know the dude is a chick magnet.
Oh Corsi, you sure know how to tell us "you suck"
@Savo43 @NotSince67 @philthethrill He's gotta be in the 4-6 range on a 10 scale...
@philthethrill You think she actually digs reims, or just his paycheck?He's a pretty ugly dude, his smile is pretty um... it's not a pretty one.
@Zep2 And vs. Chicago? I'm sorry, but the Leafs are out shot just about every night. It's not the goalie's fault we're not at something like a 67% points percentage.
@wendelsfist @NotSince67 @rustynail Certainly did not get his smiling disposition from Randy. Luckily, he didn't inherit the ear-picking habit either.
@Wilbur @Zep2 Bozak worse made some terrible defensive plays. I mean, REALLY bad.
@wendelsfist @rustynail If RC's wife was on twitter she probably would still be struggling how to navigate the app store. Hopefully they have children who are more tech literate to help them operate computers, phones, and toasters.
@Zep2 Polak had a good night
@Zep2 Leafs were #14 in the NHL in Team Sv % 5 on 5Corsi? 25th.
@TuckerForPunishment @Zep2 Because we're not going to be able to afford resigning him.
@TuckerForPunishment @T K O Franson had a pretty bad night defensively, especially in the first. But Franson is way over his head as top pairing D, which isn't his fault.
@Jordan29 @NotSince67 @DJBrianBurke Shots were 35-34 against a team with a THIRTY SEVEN CF%. Abysmal.
@Jordan29 @NotSince67 @DJBrianBurke Jordan, we SHOULD win this game. Saying "well, Neuvirth made some big stops" doesn't mean much because Buffalo should haven gotten a SNIFF. Nothing. Period.
@Jordan29 @NotSince67 @DJBrianBurke Buffalo easily had... what 10 oddman rushes? A handful of 3 on 1s? TWO shorthanded goals, one of which was not a fluke play but a brain fart of the last man back.
@Jordan29 @DJBrianBurke Having an even keel isn't disregarding this was easily the worst game they've played this year, in addition to having the opposition be the worst team in the league. It's not letting you idea of what this team fundamentally is change.Sorry Jordan, this was a godawful effort tonight.
@Jordan29 @DJBrianBurke They only got those chances because Buffalo can't defend. It's not exactly like they were able to take advantage of the Pens defense.
@Jordan29 @Zep2 There was a lot more than a few...
@Jordan29 Played well enough to win? How many odd-man rushes did we give up? How many times did we the leave forward open in the low slot? Blueline, both offensive and defensive turnovers.They're lucky it was Buffalo or else it quite possibly would have been a 8-0 game. The chances we got were on... oh yeah, a terrible defensive team.
I'm not gonna get into the sky is falling routine because it is one game, and realistically the Leafs are still consistently outshot.However, tonight was a farce. Zero preparation. From the word "Go" the Leafs continued to cheat offensively to try to take advantage of a league worst squad. They played the worst structured game and to be honest, I've seen better structure in EASHL drop-in games than tonight. Turnover city, bad pinches, no support for pinches, 3 men blow the hashes and no 3rd forward high, cheating up ice for breakouts, cherry picking, lost assignments. I mean the list goes on. Somewhere the Leafs forgot they won the last game by limiting to Buffalo to 10 shots last game. '
I mean, what the hell was that? I can't believe I witnessed that.
@Zep2 His fat/gross wife?
@Radar O'Rielly Um, except we're a mediocre team at best and not even close to the level of a Tyson.
@Hmmm @Radar O'Rielly That wasn't unlucky.
My effin' god, worst game of the season so far by a large margin and I find that it'll be difficult to set the bar any lower.
@ProfessorRance @Scotty_8 Can I get thirds of the mashed potatoes? Oh no thanks, I don't like turkey anyways...
1 week, 3 days ago on Game Review: Game #16, Toronto Maple Leafs 6 vs. Boston Bruins 1
@Dangle_My_Berries @PepTalk For clarification, I'm looking for recs on framers. So far the one I'm looking at is http://www.jerseyframing.ca/gallery-of-work/
@Dangle_My_Berries @PepTalk @NotSince67 I wanted like a professional kind of display with pictures, engraved plaque, whole nine yards. Rare item.
Anyone get a jersey framed before?
@Jmessih @Hammertownleaffan You should work in parliament, no need to hide it.......And I wish that was a joke.
@DeclanK @Hammertownleaffan @Jmessih We got this guy, don't forget http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/tim-sid-in-praise-of-the-penalty-box-guy/
@Jmessih @BrandonCheema As long as he don't replace the cute brunette behind RC
Love Common on the promo
@Jmessih Who won the Aulie-Neil fight?
Oh myyyyy, what a block, throwdown with authority!
Raps on a run down to 10 point deficit.
@Jmessih @DeclanK Berglund: Less than .5 PPG, 26 years old, 27 in Jan.Not a stud.
@Jmessih Now, I ain't sayin she's a gold digger...
It's gotten quiet on here...
@Optimustic We all know the lottery will be fixed for a failing franchise like Florida.
I want to see a gongshow here!
Someone just run Price... please?
Tarasenko fight tonight was vs Ryan Ellis, can't wait to see!