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  1. LeafGm

    GDT #31: DEC 7, 7:00, HNIC - Leafs @ Blues

    Didn't catch the game last night, but did a re-watch this morning. Some random thoughts after watching the game: I'm not really sure what the point of Nic Petan is. He's been getting into games for Keefe but he's invisible out there in contrast to his linemates on the 4th line (Spezza &...
  2. LeafGm

    GDT #31: DEC 7, 7:00, HNIC - Leafs @ Blues

    No doubt. There were so many examples after Dubas took over where at the time the only logical explanation for a bunch of Babcock's decisions was pure spite for the GM or for particular players, but at the same time it seemed crazy to think that. But it all seems to have been true, especially...
  3. LeafGm

    GDT #31: DEC 7, 7:00, HNIC - Leafs @ Blues

    I was curious how much of this might come down to changes in personnel, so I had a look. Under Babcock this year: ...and under Keefe: So really, not as much change as I actually might have thought. All of the top guys as far as TOI are essentially the same, though it looks like he's...
  4. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    Probably true. But I am doubtful that we’ll make it at this point. I do think they’ll eventually get it together and start consistently playing at a 100-point pace. But in addition to that they also need to avoid any extended slumps and mix in a big run at some point, and I don’t think this...
  5. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    5-4-1 11 out of 20 points
  6. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    Just curious: if the Leafs make it to the playoffs this year, match up against another top-5 team in the first round and then lose in seven games again, will that be reason for optimism?
  7. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    This is definitely a familiar feeling. All of us Leaf fans here have a lifetime of experience of the rug being yanked out from under us whenever things started looking like they were going to go our way with this team. The fact that the tide really did seem to be turning under Shanahan, with so...
  8. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    Meh...honestly, I haven't been that impressed by Johnsson's play this year anyway. Don't get me wrong, I'd rather have him healthy, but I don't mind that we're being forced into a different look on the top line for the next month or so.
  9. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    Nahh. Keep Mickey with Tavares. For the top line, go big or go home: William Nylander - Auston Matthews - Mitch Marner Ilya Mikheyev - John Tavares - Kasperi Kapanen Pierre Engvall - Alexander Kerfoot - Zach Hyman Petan/Timashov/Aberg - Jason Spezza - Petan/Timashov/Aberg
  10. LeafGm

    OT: American Politics

    I'm going to throw out a wild guess that RT/Russia Today doesn't qualify as "corporate media".
  11. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    10 games & 24 days.
  12. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    Looks like Johnsson's injury the other night was somewhat serious: I'm interested in seeing what Aberg can bring, though. He was trash in training camp/pre-season, but he's been lighting it up for the Marlies. I suppose Johnsson going on LTIR also means that cap-mageddon for this team is...
  13. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    That’s some nice revisionist history and PR by MacKinnon. His deal may be a “bargain” now, but at the time he signed the deal it was top dollar based on his comparables around the league and his level of production to that point in his career. He didn’t break out and become one of the league’s...
  14. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    The Spezza hate is kind of weird, as much as I get and respect hating a player simply for being an all-time Ottawa Senator. But this is a guy who has 7 points in his last 8 games, and who's been pretty good at five-on-five lately. He's also demonstrated that he can capably step up into our 3rd...
  15. LeafGm

    GDT #30: DEC 4, 7:00 - Time for the Mucho Man to go Savage

    I would too. Tkachuk's a stud, but I don't think he's as good as Marner (at least, the Marner from the past three seasons). The point was moreso that if Calgary was looking to trade anyone to shake things up, Tkachuk's probably the last guy they'd move. Which makes a plan centered around...
  16. LeafGm

    GDT #30: DEC 4, 7:00 - Time for the Mucho Man to go Savage

    Considering all the shit that's come out about Babcock, and that your specific argument was that we shouldn't even consider getting rid of him before starting to fire core pieces out of a cannon in desperation trades from a position of weakness...kind of crazy that you're already here trying to...
  17. LeafGm

    The 2019-2020 MotherFucking Season Thread

    I've definitely already started wondering. But recouping assets for those guys at the deadline isn't a "Leafy" enough outcome to be likely. What I'm expecting is the Leafs will still be tantalizingly close to a playoff spot by the time the deadline rolls around, so management will opt to keep...
  18. LeafGm

    GDT #30: DEC 4, 7:00 - Time for the Mucho Man to go Savage

    Well, I hope we come back, but that's it for me tonight.
  19. LeafGm

    GDT #30: DEC 4, 7:00 - Time for the Mucho Man to go Savage

    Liked the response to being scored on first yet again. Got a quick goal and kept playing well. And Freddie's playing great. We need two points tonight though.
  20. LeafGm

    GDT #30: DEC 4, 7:00 - Time for the Mucho Man to go Savage

    Much better second half of that period. And holy hell, a Rielly-Barrie pairing and Nylander-Matthews-Marner line. Babcock must have already thrown his remote through the TV.
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