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Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 10:28 p.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 10:25 p.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 7:23 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aadoyle</b></div><div>My one issue with the lines is if Tampa shuts down the top 6. I know impossible but we have seen it happen (<strong>game 7 vs. Tampa</strong> Rielly scored no goal from AM, MM, JT, WN)

I feel having ROR on the 3rd line with Jarnkrok and either Acciari or Lafferty works. As Tampa then has 3 lines to deal with vs. 2. Heck when Knies comes maybe he

The real question will be Knies. As I believe he plays Saturday. If an elimination occurs, we could see him vs. NSH and like Bunting we could see a quick rise or fall. Rooting for him all the way as man imagine he adapts quick and develops chemistry with JT or Matthews. Will be some fun times for us</div></div>

If TBL plays an entire series like Game 7 where they looked like the 90’s Devils where they got the lead and clogged up the neutral zone, keeping everything to the outside, then yes, spread out the scoring.

But that’s not happening every game.

ROR has played almost exclusively with Tavares, Marner, or Nylander.

He has taken a few shifts with Kerfoot and Lafftery. If he didn’t get injured, maybe we could have seen a different combination. But I would have serious questions about Keefe (I already do lol) if he goes with some unknown combination using O’Reilly before the playoffs.

<div class="tweet"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">RYAN O'REILLY GETS THE HAT TRICK IN HIS OLD BARN 😱 <a href="https://t.co/KDEKuFvBuk" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/KDEKuFvBuk</a></p>— ESPN (@espn) <a href="https://twitter.com/espn/status/1628230911098773505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">February 22, 2023</a></blockquote>


You know the saying, KISS. Why break something that works
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 6:46 p.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 5:57 p.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 3:55 p.m.
I’ve always said I’d take our top six against any team:
Bunting Matthews Nylander
Tavares O’Reilly Marner

Over the past three seasons, this is how Tavares and Nylander have fared together:
GF 103 GA 110 CF 55.2% xG 55.13%
They’ve generally controlled play as a line while not taking on the toughest matchups and they have been outscored over a three-year period.
This season Tavares and Nylander when together are getting outscored 16-15; 42-19 for Nylander when he is away from Tavares and 31-21 when Tavares is away from Nylander.
Now with Jarnkrok tho (like he does whenever Keefe plays him in the top six) has complemented those two very well. That is still an option to go with but IMO you are wasting O'Reilly not in the top 6. If they had gone out and got another forward that would be different but saddling him with any combination of Kerfoot or Lafferty is a waste. That is what was happening to him in STL and why is point totals were so low (and getting injured).
For me, the optimal pairings have always been Matthews with Nylander and Tavares with Marner. Keep the ‘Ontario line’ together when O’Reilly is back. That line was really looking dangerous and Tavares has always looked his best when paired with Marner.

Have the Tavares line can go up against Hagel Point Kucherov, IMO they could break even, and I like our chances of the Matthews line going up against Killorn Cirelli Stamkos.

It’s the bottom six that got destroyed last year and really hurt us. Which means some combination of Lafferty Kampf Jarnkrok (which has played zero mins together) or Kerfoot Kampf Lafferty (most likely) going up against Colton Paul Jeannot (FML). That group could recreate a decent checking line like Engvall Kampf Mikheyev was (Kerfoot replaces Engvall and Lafferty replaces Mikheyev) Kampf NEEDS to have skaters who can carry out the puck with control and win some puck battles, something Kerfoot and Lafferty excel at. If the plan is to bring in Kines, having a 4th line of Knies Acciari Jarnkrok go up against Maroon Bellemare/Eyssimont Perry could do some real damage. I would still want to find a way of getting more mins for Jarnkrok but giving Calle some more offensive players to play with could make that a sneaky good line. Keefe will uses at least 8-10 different combinations in game so finding Jarnkrok more ice wouldn't be an issue. We just need the bottom six to break even this year.

Where TBL is not the same as before is on D. They will have Cole, Perbix, Bogosisn out in some pairing and that needs to be exposed. They will have a really weak third pairing, something Keefe will need to attack with his line changes.

I would like to see them try something like this:

Bunting Matthews Nylander
Tavares O'Reilly Marner
Kerfoot Kampf Lafferty
Knies Acciari Jarnkrok

McCabe Broide
Gio Holl
Rielly Liljegren

My two cents, maybe I'm dead wrong
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsFri. at 12:25 a.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsThu. at 11:01 p.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsThu. at 10:45 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aadoyle</b></div><div>Kind of feel bad for Liligren as when u got <strong>Brodie, McCabe, Holl, Giordano and Schenn on your blue line who are built for defending leads and keeping possessions to the outside</strong> its hard to envision him in game 1 vs. Tampa. Maybe u rotate with Schenn but tonight he wasnt great so yea.

Probs will see


And honestly its a scary Dcore. Less offense sure but Gio can do PP unit 2 if necessary.

People gonna take the Rielly was out Dcore looked good aspect to far without realizing Leafs used 5 guys who are built to defend. If he was in tonight got a feeling result would be no different lul

And the PP without him (minus the 5 on 3) pretty bad. Some dont like it but he is a necessary component to this team. And with his recent play I got no doubts he will contribute in a potential playoff run</div></div>

<div class="tweet"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is especially impressive considering they were leading all game. Brodie, McCabe, Holl, Giordano and Schenn are built for defending leads and keeping possessions to the outside. Thought all five of them had a strong game.</p>— Nick DeSouza (@NickDeSouza_) <a href="https://twitter.com/NickDeSouza_/status/1639081524954898432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">March 24, 2023</a></blockquote>


I’d be worried if I was Rielly cause Gustafsson was excellent tonight and if memory serves me correct, a offensive Dman.

CF 13 CA 11 Highest Corsi rating after Gio tonight
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsThu. at 10:27 p.m.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsThu. at 9:40 p.m.
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I’ve been super critical of the Leafs but I’ve remained steadfast in that I would take our top 6 against any team in the NHL.
Bunting Matthews Marner
Jarnkrok Tavares Nylander

<div class="tweet"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I still laugh sometimes. Fuck me. <a href="https://t.co/6b1imfSEn3" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/6b1imfSEn3</a></p>— Active Stick (@TheOakLeafs) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheOakLeafs/status/1638715187757809669?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">March 23, 2023</a></blockquote>


If the bottom 6 can just break even and not get out scored like they did last year and Samsonov/Murray be just a little better than average, they have a chance to go on long run.

And if this man has woken up, look the fukc out
<div class="tweet"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Matthews steals the puck and one hands it all the way to the net <a href="https://t.co/GXWIAbtTTJ" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/GXWIAbtTTJ</a></p>— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) <a href="https://twitter.com/TicTacTOmar/status/1639077266536771585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">March 24, 2023</a></blockquote>


Six goals and 12 points in 8 games for Auston Matthews.
Forum: Toronto Maple LeafsThu. at 12:57 p.m.
Forum: NHLWed. at 9:18 p.m.