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22 minutes ago, PetrSykora said:

Leafs giving me serious game 7 Ducks vibes right now. Starring John Tavares as Ryan Kesler with the 500 A+ chances he's had so far but couldn't get past a Finnish goalie playing over his head/the post

Oh yeah. Absolutely. JT is in his own head...you can tell. He's overthinking. I can't remember exactly what the play was, but it was an extra pass or something he did in the first couple of minutes that then turned the puck over...it didn't look good. If he (and the leafs) just simplify their game, they will score.

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Leafs just got outcoached...sure JT didn't bury that one shot, but that was early in the game.

Also, damn I'm fully onboard with Marner. Matthews needs to step up his work ethic...he just seems to pick and choose when he wants to put in an effort.

Feel sad for Freddie 😕

Excited to see a Columbus / Tampa rematch!!

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Possession, Positioning, and Passing.  The Leafs suck or at least don't think straight on all three.

We've been lucky with Getz for so long - he's an expert on Positioning and Passing, and i think he's taught some of the youngers.  we've had clear issues with possession (see overtime), but at least it's on our radar.  

i fear Toronto really hasn't figured out a themed training to address their issues... their most expensive players haven't figured it out, and they either aren't listening to those that know, or they don't have anyone on the team that does know.

such a waste of talent.  i hope we DON'T trade for Nylander, but I hope we work out a trade with them.  Frankly, they should be begging us for Getz, cause he'd set them straight.  It should be Mitch for Getz, maybe a D man, and they ship us some draft picks.

oh, and they should hire Gallant (unless there's some weird morality clause thing that figured in Vegas kicking him to the curb - still the weirdest coach firing this season).

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7 minutes ago, Jasoaks said:

Leafs just got outcoached...sure JT didn't bury that one shot, but that was early in the game.

Also, damn I'm fully onboard with Marner. Matthews needs to step up his work ethic...he just seems to pick and choose when he wants to put in an effort.

Feel sad for Freddie 😕

Excited to see a Columbus / Tampa rematch!!

i'm still piddleed they blamed the second goal on Freddie.  team completely screwed him on that.  matthews needs to shave the thinning hair and that horrible looking porn stache and start being serious.  maybe they ruined him with the $10M contract.

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8 minutes ago, Fisix said:

we've had clear issues with possession (see overtime), but at least it's on our radar.  

This just made me think about that amazing 3-on-3 OT where we bored the Oilers to death...oh my god, thats still one of my favorite recent Ducks moments....

7 minutes ago, Fisix said:

i'm still piddleed they blamed the second goal on Freddie.  team completely screwed him on that.  matthews needs to shave the thinning hair and that horrible looking porn stache and start being serious.  maybe they ruined him with the $10M contract.

Yep, same. But I mean, that's still a bad goal for Freddie to give up, but like what a TERRIBLE line change...yeah, I just get the sense Matthews is more about the life style than the game. Which is a shame...he could be a beast.

I'd still take Nylander. He's got a lot of talent and with Getz as a captain, he could shape up.

Torts knew exactly how to kill that Leafs team...the fact that the 3rd highest scoring team in the league got shutout twice in 5 games...AND basically went an entire other game without scoring any goals except for like 5 minutes...that's really saying something about the BJs system.

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6 minutes ago, Jasoaks said:

This just made me think about that amazing 3-on-3 OT where we bored the Oilers to death...oh my god, thats still one of my favorite recent Ducks moments....

Yep, same. But I mean, that's still a bad goal for Freddie to give up, but like what a TERRIBLE line change...yeah, I just get the sense Matthews is more about the life style than the game. Which is a shame...he could be a beast.

I'd still take Nylander. He's got a lot of talent and with Getz as a captain, he could shape up.

Torts knew exactly how to kill that Leafs team...the fact that the 3rd highest scoring team in the league got shutout twice in 5 games...AND basically went an entire other game without scoring any goals except for like 5 minutes...that's really saying something about the BJs system.

I’d kill for a coach like Torts. 
freddie has always been good for at least 1 badly timed softy. Of course you gotta score, but Toronto was all over the BJ’s back breaking to give up a weak goal in that spot.  

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Ehh, first round matchups don't look all that intriguing on the surface. Dallas vs. Calgary is most likely going to be the annual first round gongshow series. Boston vs. Carolina should be good too I guess. I'd say the same for New York vs. Washington but I'm already picturing Islander players getting sent to the hospital after receiving leaping elbows to the head and being unable to rejoin the team in time for a critical game because of quarantine requirements. 

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1 hour ago, PetrSykora said:

Ehh, first round matchups don't look all that intriguing on the surface. Dallas vs. Calgary is most likely going to be the annual first round gongshow series. Boston vs. Carolina should be good too I guess. I'd say the same for New York vs. Washington but I'm already picturing Islander players getting sent to the hospital after receiving leaping elbows to the head and being unable to rejoin the team in time for a critical game because of quarantine requirements. 

Tampa and Columbus could be interesting due to the upset last season...

Also I think Boston vs. Carolina will be good, too, yeah. I think that might go to 7...Canes looked very good in that opening round...and Boston is so stacked. Nothing in the west is really interesting except the Knights/Hawks...and Dallas/Calgary...mostly just for Perry and Cogs, though. Perry vs. Tkachuk could be interesting....

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I was legitimately just wondering how they would handle a marathon OT game under the circumstances like 3 hours ago and Tampa Bay vs. Columbus is still on. Nice one. 

J.S. Korpisalo is about to set a playoff saves record and Seth Jones has skated almost an entire regulation hockey game in minutes. I wanna see them go far.

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30 minutes ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

It'll be crushing if CBJ loses given the games that Seth Jones and Korpisalo have played today/tonight.

boom!

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Sad to see Columbus lose after a game some of their players showed...especially Korpi...but they were also really just hanging on for most of that...Tampa was controlling most of it.

Curious to see how they came out for Game 2! Crazy they just straight up postponed the other game for tomorrow morning lol

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1 hour ago, Jasoaks said:

Sad to see Columbus lose after a game some of their players showed...especially Korpi...but they were also really just hanging on for most of that...Tampa was controlling most of it.

Curious to see how they came out for Game 2! Crazy they just straight up postponed the other game for tomorrow morning lol

Imagine being on Boston or Carolina right now. Hockey players love going through their pre-game routines and now they gotta be ready for 11 in the morning after all the preparation they did for tonight. I mean they're professionals so it's probably not a big deal to them but I'd be so annoyed. It is pretty neat how fluid the schedule is now though. Adds another wrinkle teams might have to prepare for. Vancouver and Dallas are still here so I'm looking forward to seeing how late/early in the morning a game can end in the bubble. 

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6 hours ago, gorbachav5 said:

Yeah, that was such a huge loss for the Ducks.  Should we blame Murray's mismanagement of the expansion draft or his inexplicable love of past-their-prime, pylon defensemen (Bieksa)?

Either way, watching Theodore hurts way more than Karlsson.  Theodore turned out to be the player we all hoped Fowler would be.

Agreed. I blame Murray for his mismanagement on far more things other than Theodore. Theo is just the most glaring example. I just don't know how many times Murray has to screw up or be wrong before management realizes he isn't the right GM.

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8 hours ago, gorbachav5 said:

Yeah, that was such a huge loss for the Ducks.  Should we blame Murray's mismanagement of the expansion draft or his inexplicable love of past-their-prime, pylon defensemen (Bieksa)?

Either way, watching Theodore hurts way more than Karlsson.  Theodore turned out to be the player we all hoped Fowler would be.

I'd say neither. Theo just had a playoffs were he showed good signs but was getting pushed off the puck too often and had bad turnovers (see: he easily got pushed off the puck in that game against the Hawks which led directly to a shorthanded goal). And Manson was showing greater signs...his next season he posted one of the highest +/- in the league.

We also were just done with a playoff run that got us a couple wins away from the Finals that was easily from just how injured we got/a terrible back-up goalie. ie we were in a win sooner than later mood. And we had Fowler who was instrumental in that run, especially that epic game against Edmonton. And, if I remember correctly Beiksa was brought on as a request from Kesler, far and away our most consistent and best forward.

I don't blame Murray for a second for what happened with the expansion draft. And there's absolutely no way to be able to say Theo would be this brilliant defenseman if he stayed with us. He was given a better opportunity in Vegas.

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11 hours ago, PetrSykora said:

Imagine being on Boston or Carolina right now. Hockey players love going through their pre-game routines and now they gotta be ready for 11 in the morning after all the preparation they did for tonight. I mean they're professionals so it's probably not a big deal to them but I'd be so annoyed. It is pretty neat how fluid the schedule is now though. Adds another wrinkle teams might have to prepare for. Vancouver and Dallas are still here so I'm looking forward to seeing how late/early in the morning a game can end in the bubble. 

Ohhh seriously. I'd be piddlesed too haha just thinking the equivalent for my job or something...yeah, I'd be pretty upset lol but also I'm never gonna complain about having more time for something haha

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2 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

I'd say neither. Theo just had a playoffs were he showed good signs but was getting pushed off the puck too often and had bad turnovers (see: he easily got pushed off the puck in that game against the Hawks which led directly to a shorthanded goal). And Manson was showing greater signs...his next season he posted one of the highest +/- in the league.

We also were just done with a playoff run that got us a couple wins away from the Finals that was easily from just how injured we got/a terrible back-up goalie. ie we were in a win sooner than later mood. And we had Fowler who was instrumental in that run, especially that epic game against Edmonton. And, if I remember correctly Beiksa was brought on as a request from Kesler, far and away our most consistent and best forward.

I don't blame Murray for a second for what happened with the expansion draft. And there's absolutely no way to be able to say Theo would be this brilliant defenseman if he stayed with us. He was given a better opportunity in Vegas.

Theo played only 53 games for the Ducks so I don’t think that’s nearly enough of a sample size to judge him on. Even when he was here, his skating ability and outlet passing were noticeable and he held his own quarterbacking the PP. Losing him was going to sting but it shouldn’t have been this bad, which you can blame far more on Murray.
 

The reasons behind moving Theo made sense and we just happened to get burned. It happens, but Murray has been burned way too many times.

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12 minutes ago, BombaysTripleDeke said:

Theo played only 53 games for the Ducks so I don’t think that’s nearly enough of a sample size to judge him on. Even when he was here, his skating ability and outlet passing were noticeable and he held his own quarterbacking the PP. Losing him was going to sting but it shouldn’t have been this bad, which you can blame far more on Murray.
 

The reasons behind moving Theo made sense and we just happened to get burned. It happens, but Murray has been burned way too many times.

Yeah, it is. But also with the team just coming so close to the finals, it makes sense to get rid of the young guy. And at first we weren't really being hurt by it but now we are hurting. If stings 'cause our current D has fallen apart...which I think is less on the players and MUCH more on our assistants!!! ...which is on Murray, too. Honestly, succeed or fail, it's on Murray.

Pittsburgh just fired their assistants...not sure if any of them would be an upgrade....

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Also, Ritchie doing Ritchie things to get that 2nd bruins goal...goalie had it covered and Nick just basically pushed it out of his glove

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3 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

I don't blame Murray for a second for what happened with the expansion draft. And there's absolutely no way to be able to say Theo would be this brilliant defenseman if he stayed with us. He was given a better opportunity in Vegas.

my thoughts exactly.  if people want to bash on BM, there's plenty of other stuff to choose from.  Theo's exchange in the expansion draft and his subsequent rise in stature isn't one of BM's mistakes.

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6 minutes ago, Fisix said:

my thoughts exactly.  if people want to bash on BM, there's plenty of other stuff to choose from.  Theo's exchange in the expansion draft and his subsequent rise in stature isn't one of BM's mistakes.

Yeah, for me the Wild Bill trade and NOT FIRING THE ASSISTANTS YET are much much worse and really piddleing me off he hasn't done yet.......

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2 hours ago, Jasoaks said:

Yeah, for me the Wild Bill trade and NOT FIRING THE ASSISTANTS YET are much much worse and really piddleing me off he hasn't done yet.......

sigh.  well, we can't agree on everything i guess .  ;)

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33 minutes ago, Fisix said:

the call was "correct" why Rod didn't go after goalie interference to turn over the call I don't know...it wasn't a hand pass...but the whistle wasn't blown...and i think it still stands. The issue was no whistle. There was no whistle and no bruin got in the way of stopping Mrzak from making the save....it's very unfortunate....

But also give me some Suzuki!! some zuki zuki!

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