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  1. Muzzin actually plays defense... so that should factor into the equation.
  2. Dibs on Bukkake of Incompetence as a band name.
  3. Training Camp 2019

    D-Mo has been playing well all camp. I'm glad the Leafs are giving him a shot. That kid was one of the Marlies best players in the past few seasons. He's great at retrieving and protecting the puck. He's just... small.
  4. Training Camp 2019

    I'm not really talking about what Matthews did here, because.... it was dumb. However... Who fucking cares about the captaincy? Further.. something like this potentially impacting the captaincy of a hockey team is idiotic. I'd just like to post some GIFs of a current NHL captain.
  5. Tavares has been worth every single penny. He was also a UFA when his contract was signed. That's why his pay day was so high. When Marner reaches UFA status he'll be able to get the payday he deserves.
  6. Who is second in goal-scoring over the last 5 years only to Ovechkin. Yes. Ahead of Kucherov, Crosby, Tarasenko, Stamkos, etc.
  7. NHL Offseason 2019

    Another way to frame the Keller signing would be to consider what a steal the Nylander contract might turn out to be.
  8. NHL Offseason 2019

    I think you mean "barn fight."
  9. Random Thoughts #2

    I just got back from 10 days on Vancouver Island. Congrats Bret! As for Hamilton.. it's awesome. What Kryl is saying is exactly what everyone who drives over the skyway without actually coming into the city says. Hamilton is a city on the grow with lots of great restaurants and other shit like that popping up every day. Property values have also been steadily increasing. It's a great investment.
  10. This is such a loaded, bullshit comment. I'm getting so sick of hearing people talk about how Marner is better suited to be a Toronto Maple Leaf because he was born in the GTA. How guys like Matthews and Nylander don't give a shit because they're not from here. It's bullshit. Your username is Mats. He was Swedish. He was one of the greatest Maple Leafs of all time.
  11. topic for discussion: Babcock / Keefe / Leafs

    Have you seen Moneyball? There is a pretty good sequence of scenes where Billy wants Art to play Hatteberg at first. But he's a stubborn, old-school manager that knows better. He wants to play the guy he knows (can't remember his name). Keeps playing him despite Billy pleading with him. Over and over. So Billy trades him. He takes his toys away. Forces his hand. I view the Babcock as a similar coach. He has his "veterans" that he goes to. He's done it with Hainsey, Polak, Bozak, etc., and I'm sure he did it in Detroit. He will play those guys over rookies and young kids. He even said something along the lines of "a tie goes to the veteran." What a fucking idiotic policy. What an antiquated, old-school, policy. Apply that to any of the championship teams in the past several years. I'm sure Babcock's value is how he coaches the players he has. However, I would say that his player selection and utilization is a glaring weakness. Look no further than the ice-time Auston Matthews was issued in game 7 against the Bruins. You know who was on the ice when Matthews was on the bench? Patrick Marleau. 39-years of age. 2 points in the playoffs. Nothing against Marleau either. I'm sure he's great with the young guys... but do you want him on the ice in a clutch situation in place of Matthews?
  12. I agree with what you're saying here. Kadri is playing the way he is because the Leafs literally have nobody else to play like that. He can play with an edge, but he's hardly an enforcer. He's simply not big enough. I'm not saying the Leafs should make a move for a guy like Reeves or Martin either... but there are guys that have a proper balance of skill and sandpaper that won't be liabilities on the ice.
  13. I would still take Connor, Barzal, or Chabot ahead of him... far ahead of him, and I'm glad the Bruins whiffed on picking either of those guys.
  14. Which is fine to think, but re-read what you wrote. "Are we ready to admit Mitch Marner is this team's most complete player? Matthews defensive and transition problems are becoming obvious." Mitch could very well be our team's best player. However, that has absolutely nothing to do with the defensive play of Matthews. This happened, a lot, during the Nylander saga. People don't have to point out Nylander's flaws (or Matthews' flaws) to point out Marner's strengths.
  15. This is the best case scenario for the Leafs. Aside from being overpaid, Backes is a fraction of his former self, and a constant liability in terms of puck possession. The Leafs should be able to use their speed to take advantage of a player like Backes.