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Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by technomancer, Sep 7, 2018.
3-1 for the Habs after one period. Awesome game so far!
Not that I was aware of. Pretty sure they had at least reasonable defense and some rock solid goaltending when they've won the cup in this Century.
Surely the end-times are upon us... Carolina is first in the Metropolitan and Toronto is first in the Atlantic
I have been pretty luke warm on the whole, "TORONTO HAS GOT IN THE BAG! CUP FINALLY!" Nonsense that happens in Ontario like...every season... but:
While I was working (I drive a public transit coach) I needed to merge for an ending lane and a fucking Lamborghini stopped and yielded the right of way.
So, I figured Hell Hath Frozen over and the Leafs might actually have a chance this year! (But not actually)
If we use technomancer as reference, it would be believed that they have the world's worst defense corps.
The D the Cup years was much better than the play they are showing now. If you look at most of Murray's wins in the back to back Cup wins he faced 25 shots a game or less for most of them.
I wouldn't say they have the worst defense core by any means, but giving up close to 40 shots a game is not good defense. Turning over the puck constantly in your own end isn't a good thing either. You watched the games against the Habs, do you really think they looked good defensively?
At least against Toronto they gave up a lot of shots from the periphery... last night they were letting guys loose in front of the net way too often... thus the 5 goals despite Murray playing very well. I think it will get better as the season develops, but they definitely need to improve the attention to detail in their own end. Last night they did a good job of containing the Oilers top line, which is amazing, but then got burned by the 2nd line 3 times... They have also been MUCH more disciplined lately and aren't taking a lot of penalties, which is a huge improvement.
More Pitts/Edm games please! Always exciting.
The standings as of this morning:
Nah, Detroit's right where they belong
The end times are upon us....
Also Sprong is scratched tonight. I suspect if Grant steps up and plays well Sprong will be on his way out the door. Sort of a shame as the kid is supposed to be a scoring winger but they've been playing him on the fourth line his entire time in the NHL. I would really like to see him get a shot on the wing with either Syd or Geno to see if he can do something before they give up on him. The kid was a scoring dynamo last season in the AHL...
Riikola is also supposed to be scratched tonight.
WTF Brassard is injured AGAIN
Matthews left our game against the Jets injured too.
Looking at the league standings and team records, the Pacific is by far the weakest division and Atlantic looks to be the strongest... who could have predicted this??
Yeah I don't think it is what anybody expected
On a side note, Sprong got 30 seconds with Malkin last night and had 3 shots and a primary assist He was only in the lineup because Brassard got hurt, and was stuck on the 4th line the rest of the night. I still think he's going to end up getting traded and be a 20+ goal scorer somewhere...
Nice game by the Habs yesterday again, won agains't the Bruins for the the first time since 6 games I believe, giving Price the win he needed to be 2nd overall in wins in the team history (just passed Patrick Roy), which is quite a feat (with a shut-out, nonetheless)
EDIT: Oh and we're short Weber, who should be coming back at some point. Hopefully the team won't crumble for the second half like they always do recently, but its really fun to watch them play so far
I will correct myself in saying that Central looks a little stronger than Atlantic, but DAMN Pacific is noticeably bad this year
Yet another sign of the apocalypse: Flames beat the Leafs in Toronto last night...
Shots 10-3 in favor of the Pens and they're down 2-0
This reminds me of a comment an announcer made during a Habs/Rangers game a couple of seasons ago in similar situation... "There is just no justice if you're a Habs fan!"