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10-07-2011, 12:56 PM
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good article

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10-07-2011, 01:10 PM
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Solid article by Cox, he can write really good stuff.

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10-07-2011, 01:40 PM
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Its funny how you guys fall for this **** every year. When the team is winning Cox will praise the team, when they are losing he will rip them to shreds, this happens every year.

It was an easy article to write, pretty ****** journalism
Not to deliberately defend Cox, but its obvious. When the team is doing well I expect too see articles that will provide strong positive intel on how the team won. When the team loses you should contemplate and expect journalist to rip the team to shreds. Its the leafs man. Cox's article had a good balance and pace. Take what you can get.

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10-07-2011, 01:59 PM
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nice article. good job cox.

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10-07-2011, 02:13 PM
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Can't believe I'm going to say this about a Cox article, but that was well done. Unlike the last Cox article I read, he didn't use anecdotes or skewer numbers in order to ruffle feathers. There were definitely criticisms and concerns with the team moving forward and he addressed them well and I appreciated that far more than I did any of the praise he included in the article.

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10-07-2011, 04:39 PM
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Great article -- the only issue that I have is the "...at 6-foot-6, Steckel was tall...".

I'm sorry, I just don't believe he is 6'6". The NHL *DRASTICALLY* inflates people's size since the days of Eric Lindros.

Our local AHL team has a guy named Yonkman and he's a good 6'6". Standing next to anyone, except Chara, in the league ... he looks like a monster.


Anyhow, it's nice to have a balanced article on the Leafs for a change.

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10-08-2011, 11:01 AM
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Not really. It focused on both positive and negative - both seen during last nights game..

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10-08-2011, 11:47 AM
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Thats the game Montreal wants to play. Clog the middle, slow the pace and give up few chances. It took the Leafs a period to figure out how to break out of their own zone.
As Wilson pointed out though that is how teams are going to play a fast skating but not overly big team like the Leafs.

Toronto's strengths are scoring off the rush. Once they lose the puck its hard for them to get it back and they aren't a strong forechecking team. So clogging up the neutral zone and trying to take advantage of Toronto's inexperienced defence is going to be the gameplan for opponents.

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10-08-2011, 11:53 AM
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As Wilson pointed out though that is how teams are going to play a fast skating but not overly big team like the Leafs.

Toronto's strengths are scoring off the rush. Once they lose the puck its hard for them to get it back and they aren't a strong forechecking team. So clogging up the neutral zone and trying to take advantage of Toronto's inexperienced defence is going to be the gameplan for opponents.
Phaneuf, Liles, Komisarek and even Luke Schenn are far from that.

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10-08-2011, 12:24 PM
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Leafs won because of more then that. Forwards back checking, blocked shots, face off draws won and relentless checking in both ends of the rink.

Cheer up, far from a boring game.
That great backcheck by Kessel on the Habs 3 on 2 was the unspoken hilight of the game for me.

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