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#23201 digitalmonkey

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:45 PM

"Tie goes to the veteran."
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

View PostDubey, on 11 January 2018 - 09:29 AM, said:

It's time to ask the question.

Is Mike Babcock a bad coach?

curious, whats the basis for this?
wasn't he a genius 8 months ago?

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:55 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 11 January 2018 - 02:10 PM, said:



curious, whats the basis for this?
wasn't he a genius 8 months ago?

Personnel decisions are terrible. Systems are starting to seem suspect.

Continues to play Roman Polak heavy minutes despite the fact that he craters the team when he is on the ice and takes tons of penalties as a result of being a few steps behind the play. Leaves superior players in the press box (Carrick, Marincin), or the minors (Dermott, or literally any other D man on the Marlies).

Gives Leo Komarov more ice time than all but 3 forwards. Plays him on the power play and even 3 on 3 OT recently. (He started the OT against Tampa Bay). This despite the fact that Leo has 2 primary Even strength points (excluding empty netters) on the season, despite playing on a scoring line. Leaves much more talented players in the press box (Leivo), or the minors (Kapanen and a bunch of other guys).

Doesn't play William Nylander or Mitch Marner nearly enough. Or Matthews for that matter. He's a superstar, treat him as such and play him 20+ minutes a game. I don't care how young he is.

Played an aggressive, offensive style at the beginning of the season that was resulting in high event games that the Leafs were dominating, although giving up a lot of goals. I think this hurt Babcock on some deep level and at some point, switched to a conservative style that is resulting in the leafs getting caved in from a possession standpoint on almost a nightly basis. This has been happening for quite awhile now but has been covered up by excellent goaltending from Freddie and a high shooting percentage. part of this is purely personnel decisions, as bad players are getting a lot of ice time, but at some point, systems are playing a part too. He's got a Ferrari and he's driving it like a Prius.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:14 PM

Polak playing instead of Dermott is baffling. Polak was brought back to kill penalties, but he takes too many penalties.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:20 PM

Also, the PK with him on the ice performs at the exact same level as without him.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:49 PM

2 awful losses.

I dont know if that was coaching or just bad play, but those were frustrating to watch. Learn to hold a lead!

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:30 PM

Frederik Andersen with strong words after the #leafs fourth straight loss: “We have to figure out who wants to play for the team.”

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:09 PM

We had a pretty eventful day Heading to philly we got delayed and was going to miss our connecting flight. We got a flight to New York with another airline and we had a small window to make the connection. We made it literally with 1 min to spare. Got into philly and get to the rental car and realize my passport and Otto is missing. On the phone for a hour with no help anywhere

So we head to Wells Fargo and try to have a good time. I thought the Lindros ceremony was pretty good. I missed 2 calls from a local number so I call it after the first period. The lady found my passports. Whew!!!!!!!

In the 2nd period the Leafs are up 2-0 and I keep saying they canít hold the lead

Well we know what happens and we lose 3-2 in overtime. Flyer fans are really on us and some are getting really rude. We go outside and another flyer fan is screaming at a leafs fan

We run across the road and one guy speeds up and yells at Otto and threatens him to a fight. Now this idiot only did this because we are wearing Leafs jerseys. Says are team sucks and I jump in because I donít like when someone is threatening Otto to fight him. I yell back you want him you have to get through me and I will rip your head off. He screams back that I am a fn korean and go back to Pearl Harbor. I stop and think that I was going to beat him stupid but it is impossible since he is dumb already

Walking back to the hotel we got scream at by a few cars about how the Leafs suck

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:10 PM

One other thing itís otto Birthday so he is 21 and go to the casino. Otto lost $100 playing blackjack and I won it back. Happy to leave breaking even

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 12:42 AM

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:14 AM

 Babying, on 18 January 2018 - 11:09 PM, said:

Got into philly and get to the rental car and realize my passport and Otto is missing.
Glad you found Otto. That would have put a damper on the trip.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 05:15 AM

 MapleLeafs, on 19 January 2018 - 04:14 AM, said:


Glad you found Otto. That would have put a damper on the trip.

Lol Otto passport

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 07:34 AM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 18 January 2018 - 09:30 PM, said:

Frederik Andersen with strong words after the #leafs fourth straight loss: “We have to figure out who wants to play for the team.”


it's actually 4 terrible losses in a row. In the 2 games before the break, they blew a 2-0 lead in the last 5 minutes against the bolts, then lost to the worst team in the league the next night with a costly error in the last 2 minute (Senators). Both teams were on the tail end of a b2b, so no excuses there.

I've always been a big Gardiner fan and apologist, but his play in OT last night was terrible. Nylander is backchecking and clearly goes straight for the puck carrier. His intentions were clear for about 80 feet. Gardiner needs to let Nylander take the puck carrier and pick up the trailer. Instead, Gardiner inexplicably tries to close on the puck carrier as well. Neither him or Nylander is able to stop the pass, and Coutourier is wide open in the slot for a mini breakaway.

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 11:00 AM

 Babying, on 18 January 2018 - 11:09 PM, said:

that I was going to beat him stupid but it is impossible since he is dumb already


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Posted Yesterday, 11:15 AM

Im glad I dont have to listen to the bullshit Toronto press..I bet they are having a field day with a few losses..

Its fine..We are a young team...They will learn from mistakes...Still in a very good position with really no threat of missing the playoffs yet..
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