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08-29-2011, 03:24 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by 11Goat11 View Post
I agree with the lack of talent assessment but at the same time he is not utilizing what he has properly. The Leafs have been brutal in their own end the last couple of years and on special teams as well, with different players coming in and out of the lineup. They were also brutal at defending leads, I don't know how many games they were winning and blew it in the third. A lot of this comes down to coaching and I have hard time figuring out what type of system they play. I bet if they played a more conservative, trap system they might have had a chance at making it last year.
The Leafs seem to have made a habit of continuing to go for more goals after getting a lead unlike most teams that will strive to play low event (fewer chances for and against) hockey when they've got the advantage. This has tended to inflate their offense at ES at the expense of defense and can often result in blown leads.

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