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Post by Montegriffo » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:00 pm

Smitty-48 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Loafs embarrassing themselves again, Fredo gets the hook at 4-0

Matthews gets stripped being lazy with the puck on the powerplay, Panthers score shorthanded 5-0

Big divisional match up, Loafs completely fail to show up.
Sounds like I missed the right game tonight.
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Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:03 am

Montegriffo wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Loafs embarrassing themselves again, Fredo gets the hook at 4-0

Matthews gets stripped being lazy with the puck on the powerplay, Panthers score shorthanded 5-0

Big divisional match up, Loafs completely fail to show up.
Sounds like I missed the right game tonight.
A pathetic display all round, none of them were ready to play.

That being said, this defence is just too weak for a sustained playoff run.

Rielly, Barrie ; they are who we thought they were, one dimensional offensive defensemen who can't defend.

Dermott needs more seasoning, Ceci is worse than useless

Marincin and Holl are fine as bottom pairing depth, but not suitable for top four minutes

If Dubas doesn't orchestrate multiple trades to upgrade the defence, he's wasting the season.
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Post by StCapps » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 am

Smitty-48 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:03 am
Montegriffo wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:09 pm
Loafs embarrassing themselves again, Fredo gets the hook at 4-0

Matthews gets stripped being lazy with the puck on the powerplay, Panthers score shorthanded 5-0

Big divisional match up, Loafs completely fail to show up.
Sounds like I missed the right game tonight.
A pathetic display all round, none of them were ready to play.

That being said, this defence is just too weak for a sustained playoff run.

Rielly, Barrie ; they are who we thought they were, one dimensional offensive defensemen who can't defend.

Dermott needs more seasoning, Ceci is worse than useless

Marincin and Holl are fine as bottom pairing depth, but not suitable for top four minutes

If Dubas doesn't orchestrate multiple trades to upgrade the defence, he's wasting the season.
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Post by Smitty-48 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:32 pm

Morgan Rielly out for at least two months with a fractured foot from blocking a shot last night.

Much as Rielly has been bad this year, this will further degrade an already weak defence.

Rasmus Sandin called up from the Marlies, but he can't fill the void.

With Muzzin already out with a broken foot as well, this makes Travis Dermott the top left defence

This may actually be a boon for Rielly since he's been nursing some other secret "lower body" injury all year

Two months off should be enough time for that to heal, so he may come back stronger in the end, in April

In the meantime tho, Dubas has to consider his options, because Travis Dermott is not ready to be the 1LD

The defence as of now is;

Dermott - Barrie

Marincin - Holl

Sandin - Ceci

That's called running on fumes, they are going to get caved in if they try to stand pat with that.

It's not even a question of making a blockbuster trade, its more about getting some seasoned veterans

They're not trading Nylander methinks, but Kapanen, Johnsson and Kerfoot are likely available
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Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:33 pm

Devils @ Leafs 1900h EST / 0000h GMT

Starting line up;

Hyman - Matthews - Marner
Kerfoot - Tavares - Nylander
Johnsson - Engvall - Kapanen
Gauthier- Brooks - Spezza

Dermott - Holl
Marincin - Barrie
Sandin - Ceci

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Post by Montegriffo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:49 pm

Why don't people from Toronto know how to spell the plural of leaf?
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Post by StCapps » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:51 pm

Montegriffo wrote:
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Why don't people from Toronto know how to spell the plural of leaf?
They do. Leafs simply sounds better than Leaves as a team name. Leaves could stand for those who leave as well, Leafs just works so much better on many different levels.
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Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:05 pm

Montegriffo wrote:
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Why don't people from Toronto know how to spell the plural of leaf?
The Maple Leaf was the signet of the Canadian Corps in the First World War, for which the team is named.

The plural of that symbol is Maple Leafs.

The team is named in honour of the Corps, not the leaves of a tree.

This then went on to the become the Colours of the Confederation itself

It's no different than the Canadian flag, plural of which would also be Maple Leafs rather than maple leaves.

The uniforms in Blue & White is the Colours of St. Andrew

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Post by Montegriffo » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:20 pm

Smitty-48 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:05 pm
Montegriffo wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Why don't people from Toronto know how to spell the plural of leaf?
The Maple Leaf was the signet of the Canadian Corps in the First World War, for which the team is named.

The plural of that symbol is Maple Leafs.

The team is named in honour of the Corps, not the leaves of a tree.

This then went on to the become the Colours of the Confederation itself

It's no different than the Canadian flag, plural of which would also be Maple Leafs rather than maple leaves.

The uniforms in Blue & White is the Colours of St. Andrew

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Post by Smitty-48 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:29 pm

Montegriffo wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:20 pm
Smitty-48 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:05 pm
Montegriffo wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:49 pm
Why don't people from Toronto know how to spell the plural of leaf?
The Maple Leaf was the signet of the Canadian Corps in the First World War, for which the team is named.

The plural of that symbol is Maple Leafs.

The team is named in honour of the Corps, not the leaves of a tree.

This then went on to the become the Colours of the Confederation itself

It's no different than the Canadian flag, plural of which would also be Maple Leafs rather than maple leaves.

The uniforms in Blue & White is the Colours of St. Andrew

Dileas Gu Brath

I like your answer better than the one Judas gave.
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