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10-03-2013, 08:54 AM
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He had an impressive assist last night. I think the signing is going to turn out to be a very good one, especially since they got him for multiple years.

I mean Grabovski is also a steal at his cap hit, but he is only signed for one season.

I didn't watch the game, but going by the boxscore and highlights Toronto doesn't seem to have changed much since last season. They still get dominated 5v5 and rely on high percentags to win, it will not last.

If Philly can keep up their level of play from yesterday, they will challenge for a playoff spot despite Mason's awfulness. If Emery can give them decent goaltending in his starts they may even reach the Penguins/Rangers echelon. But I don't think he can handle the 55+ starts he would have to play for that to happen.
Seems like I was talking a bit out of my ass on this one, hadn't checked the stats properly. The Flyers' shot advantage came from their PP opportunities, the Leafs actually outshot them 5v5 even though the Flyers had more shot attempts. Still I'd say that 5v5 play was pretty even going by the stat sheet.

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