Feb. 22, 2022
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>PJ_Acorn</b></div><div>Is it possible that Leafs can outscore their defensive liabilities to win a 2022 cup?
We all know it, even if we won’t admit it aloud... the way this team is built has too many problems and no space to fix them. So why practice poor asset management when you know you are defeated. Being an original 6 team can be a curse. It took bravery for Shannan to “scorched-earth,” recalling he said, “we will have patience and do it the right way”. Well, it’s becoming more apparent that the right way now is a mini-retreat. I don’t like it, and I would never have agreed to it then, but if we fail to read the signs, we will watch all that promise we felt early in the rebuild continue to fade away until nothing is left but an empty barn. Another sad truth we must all face is the Tavares signing disrupted the PLAN and is now the cap-clamp that is ailing this team. Our scorched-earth-pain earned us Matthews, Marner, and Nylander; they are our true core we must face it before it is too late.
Johnny must go now, not in the offseason. I fear the cost otherwise!</div></div>
Still Agree today! Tavares needs to go!
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aadoyle</b></div><div>Where do I even start with this silliness
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Justin Holl struggled to start the season, but he's posted great results in 2022. Since Jan 1st, the Leafs own 60.4% of the 5v5 expected goals when he's on the ice, and 60% of the actual goals.The Brodie-Holl pairing seems to be working well. <a href="https://t.co/EGir8P861A" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/EGir8P861A</a></p>— Kevin Papetti (@KPapetti) <a href="https://twitter.com/KPapetti/status/1508573476013199368?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">March 28, 2022</a></blockquote>
One bad game does not = lost cause
Holl since 2022 has been a solid defenseman who can block shots, hit, and defend while also provide some offense
Meanwhile Liligren has 0 playoff experience and like we saw with Sandin that can come back to bite us later. So having more experienced guys in is often what coaches will do.
Would suggest you do your research next time before you post lul
Coaches always experiment about this time as now with Muzzin back we need to see what works and what does not as if someone gets hurt then Keefe will know who can jump in and play with who.</div></div>
Ok, clearly we disagree and that is fine but, I don't understand how you can think what you are saying is true.
If you actually watched the games as seriously as you pay attention to arbitrary stats maybe you can appreciate our stance, the sheer number of times he is out-muscled in his own zone is evidence enough.
Liljigren playing with Giodano is amazing for his development and it is working.
Liljigren is the future of TML defence core, whereas Holl is not much more than a stopgap.
Hello Mr. Keefe, I am a fan of the TML, so much I drove from Manitoba to watch game 6&7 of the Calder cup championship. That said, I have noticed something. I'm sure I'm not the only Leaf fan who has, so here it is.
There is a hole in our defence, and we see it every time you put Holl on the ice. When Muzzin returns, you sit the best stay-at-home defender we got in Lubuskin, and that results in getting shelled for seven goals, of which I believe Holl was on the ice for 5. Okay, if that wasn't bad enough, you break up the development of the 22-year-old RHD defender of tomorrow just as he is playing the best hockey of his career for another chance to witness a hole on defence.
What gives Keefe??? You keep taking sympathy on lost-cause-defenders... it didn't work for Marincin, and it sure as heck isn't working for Holl.
Please give it up, Sheldon, or you'll find Leaf's nation chanting Fire Keefe soon enough.