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Leafs Talk (2017/18): Offense looks deadly...

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blexann wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2017 12:32 pm
Yea Vegas not playing like your typical expansion team.

Leafs have a problem with team defense but I guess that's to be expected with such a young core. Hard to blame Andersen though- look at Montreal, they are so bad Price can't even save them.
Vegas is an unorthodox expansion team. Were previous ones based on young rookie players only? May be wrong. They essentially drafted a fully fledged NHL team. No one thought they'd gel so good though. I am expecting a large drop-off though as teams wake up by the 20th game, and start playing properly. It'd be great if they made the playoffs though.
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Buggy166 wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2017 11:04 pm
Vegas is an unorthodox expansion team. Were previous ones based on young rookie players only? May be wrong. They essentially drafted a fully fledged NHL team. No one thought they'd gel so good though. I am expecting a large drop-off though as teams wake up by the 20th game, and start playing properly. It'd be great if they made the playoffs though.
Yea there were some very good players exposed in the expansion draft : Fleury, Neal, Nate Schmidt and Marchessault . Fleury, Subban and Marchessault are injured though so could see a drop off.
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grappos13 wrote:
Oct 22nd, 2017 11:54 am
tough loss last night.. too much backlash onto Andersen... i dont blame him for the loss.. the team was giving up way too many breakaways and 2 on 1...that Zaitsev turn over after we made it 3-2 was soo terrible..bonehead play..

but considering we had it within a 1 goal game with like 4 minutes to play... on the road..against a team that went further than us last year...it wasnt too bad of a loss

Did we watch the same game?

They were utterly destroyed in the neutral zone, out classed by the forwards and looked lost 55/60 minutes. If they cant hang with Ottawa, they can't hang with the top.

Polak was signed after that shock for a reason. To slow things down defensively.
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blexann wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 9:24 am
Yea there were some very good players exposed in the expansion draft : Fleury, Neal, Nate Schmidt and Marchessault . Fleury, Subban and Marchessault are injured though so could see a drop off.

LOL. They will fall back to earth soon. It takes about 10-15 games for teams to get into their groove and they won't catch no one off guard after that.
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deadwood wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 9:30 am
LOL. They will fall back to earth soon. It takes about 10-15 games for teams to get into their groove and they won't catch no one off guard after that.
Catch teams off-guard? in this day and age ? They will drop off as a result of injuries to their key players.
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deadwood wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 9:28 am
Did we watch the same game?

They were utterly destroyed in the neutral zone, out classed by the forwards and looked lost 55/60 minutes. If they cant hang with Ottawa, they can't hang with the top.

Polak was signed after that shock for a reason. To slow things down defensively.
Talking about hanging with the top, they just shutout last year's 1st overall team.
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bobcat99 wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 10:11 am
Talking about hanging with the top, they just shutout last year's 1st overall team.
Last year was last year, this year is this year. "Last years" team is not this years team. Washington lost a lot of guys. Ottawa is still in tact minus Methot. 6-3 and without some glorious saves by Steady Freddie it would have easily been 9-3...since you know,,the 2 on 1's and breakaways were coming fast and furious.
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blexann wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 9:37 am
Catch teams off-guard? in this day and age ? They will drop off as a result of injuries to their key players.
So basically I can say that about all teams since you know....injuries occur on every team. What kind of reasoning is that?

So Babcock claiming his team gets caught "off guard" is wrong? Maybe we should give you the 50 million instead
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DimsumDeals wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 9:53 am
one word to summarize how to improve the current leafs:
defense.
Yes. This is clear. But how? They don't exactly have tons of options here. With what they have they will have to continue to score 4+ goals to win a game.
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deadwood wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 10:24 am
So basically I can say that about all teams since you know....injuries occur on every team. What kind of reasoning is that?

So Babcock claiming his team gets caught "off guard" is wrong? Maybe we should give you the 50 million instead
Have you watched the team play? do you even know who's on the team?

Babcock is one of the top coaches in the league and he would never go into a game unprepared. Caught off guard, seriously.
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who runs the leafs D? Is it one of the assistant coaches? maybe replace him? if Babs, nvm.
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yesstyle wrote:
Oct 23rd, 2017 1:49 pm
who runs the leafs D? Is it one of the assistant coaches? maybe replace him? if Babs, nvm.
Who runs it? The same over rated 50 million dollar man that runs the whole team: Babcock.

Another 1st round exit coming right up.....
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Soooo I jumped on this thread for the first time in a while and looked back a couple of pages. I see that User499372 and blexann had a pretty heated back and forth, Unser499372 was permanently banned a few days ago. Right after that out of nowhere this deadwood account starts posting for the first time since 2014, going back and forth with blexann again and the language/post style being exactly the same... anyone else catch on yet? lol
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bring in a defence specialist and make him asst coach
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