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Bozak/Hamilton/Komarov should be replaced for a try.Call up Greg Scott.

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05-07-2013, 09:08 AM
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Sorry, I don't think that replacing your top centre with an AHL callup is a smart idea in the middle of a series. Its a fantastically stupid idea.
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Why? McLaren has pretty decent hockey IQ, big body to crash the net, and can lay all the damage colton orr can't. I don't get the fascination with Komarov, he's a slow skater, small and is not very noticeable.
Komarov will never dazzle with offensive skill or land that big K.O. punch but I find it hard to believe one could watch the Leafs this season and advocate playing McLaren over him, especially with Colton Orr already in the lineup.

He hits everything that moves, gets under the skin of the opposing players, plays the PK, is sound defensively, and while is no speedster, he's still faster than the Blue Bomber duo. I don't know what else one could expect from a 4th line winger?

As an aside, I'd be hesitant to look at ice time totals last night and argue, like the OP did, that it was Komarov's "ineffectiveness" that led him to play only 7 minutes. Hamilton only played 7:38, Orr played 4:49, and McClement played only 8:49. It is blatantly obvious that Carlyle was trying to generate offense after falling behind 4-1, which led to a reduction of minutes for the likes of Komarov and McClement.

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I don't think there is any reason to believe Bozak or Komarov are going anywhere when it comes to the Leafs chances to ice the best line-up they can.

Hamilton is the only player in question, and he played very well his first game in.. Switching him for MacArthur would add more offense but sacrifice size and strength in the process. Colborne is the other option in his place but Leafs already have their top 3 line centers so it would only be centering the 4th line at best and Bruins are excellent in the face-off dot even their depth players Kelly etc and Colborne would be outmatched.

McLaren and Orr could rotate in and out for each other to shake things up a bit and give the Bruins a different look.

There are no Marlies that one would insert into this series believing they were better than what Leafs have available now. IMO

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I don't think there is any reason to believe Bozak or Komarov are going anywhere when it comes to the Leafs chances to ice the best line-up they can.

Hamilton is the only player in question, and he played very well his first game in.. Switching him for MacArthur would add more offense but sacrifice size and strength in the process. Colborne is the other option in his place but Leafs already have their top 3 line centers so it would only be centering the 4th line at best and Bruins are excellent in the face-off dot even their depth players Kelly etc and Colborne would be outmatched.

McLaren and Orr could rotate in and out for each other to shake things up a bit and give the Bruins a different look.

There are no Marlies that one would insert into this series believing they were better than what Leafs have available now. IMO
They have a better balance of D aware forwards with good offense over 4 lines. Our D is lacking in its ability to make it happen and the 1C is dismal at best. Our offense top end is better but the Bs are better at the back end by leaps and bounds

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This is playoff hockey. There is no time to start experimenting with new players from the AHL.

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The 2 players that are hurting us right now are:

Grabo -4, 1 pt Zero goals
Kule -5, 1 pt. Zero goals

If you are going to be over -1 per game, you better be atleast scoring, and by producing I do not mean 'looking good'. Results guys, we need results like Peverley provided for the Bruins last night not supposedly just 'looking good'.

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The 2 players that are hurting us right now are:

Grabo -4, 1 pt Zero goals
Kule -5, 1 pt. Zero goals

If you are going to be over -1 per game, you better be atleast scoring, and by producing I do not mean 'looking good'. Results guys, we need results like Peverley provided for the Bruins last night not supposedly just 'looking good'.
No, no they are not. The inadequate AHL D are doing that, thanks for posting though.

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No, no they are not. The inadequate AHL D are doing that, thanks for posting though.
Glad you have finally come to your senses, yes, they are not helping us, a combined -9 after 3 games with zero goals would attest to this.

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No, no they are not. The inadequate AHL D are doing that, thanks for posting though.
There's really only two plays when I notice Grabo out there. 1 when he's getting run over, and 2 when I say "wtf was the Kessel?" and then I realize it was Grabo.

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Glad you have finally come to your senses, yes, they are not helping us, a combined -9 after 3 games with zero goals would attest to this.
There is difference between me and you is, I am right and you are wrong. The two you mentioned could be finishing better, where is PPG Kadri? I don't even see that as a problem either. It's the AHL D which Reims covered for during the last 15 games. We needed a JBo we got ROB we need a Ranger type and even Komi would perform better. Jake is great with a hard nose defensive D, last pairing at that but situationally slotted.

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There is difference between me and you is, I am right and you are wrong. The two you mentioned could be finishing better, where is PPG Kadri? I don't even see that as a problem either. It's the AHL D which Reims covered for during the last 15 games. We needed a JBo we got ROB we need a Ranger type and even Komi would perform better. Jake is great with a hard nose defensive D, last pairing at that but situationally slotted.
You missed the key words of my post, if you are going to be over -1 per game in the playoffs, you better be scoring some goals. Has Grabo or Kule scored 1 goal this series thus far?

Kadri is not -4 or -5 this series, a key distinction you missed.

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05-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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Glad you have finally come to your senses, yes, they are not helping us, a combined -9 after 3 games with zero goals would attest to this.
You can't combine +/- of linemates, that only works for dramatic effect.

When a goal is scored against the Leafs while they're on the ice together, that accounts for a -1 each, not -2 combined as only a single goal was scored to create that scenario not 2.

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You can't combine +/- of linemates, that only works for dramatic effect.

When a goal is scored against the Leafs while they're on the ice together, that accounts for a -1 each not -2 combined as only a single goal was scored to create that scenario.
It's hard to ignore isn't it?

Kule and Grabo are back together, and they are -5 and -4 for us, that means we are being killed 5 on 5 with these 2. If they were scoring goals, it would atleast even up to a point, but one thing we do know, you don't win 7 game series, with players over -1 per game.

For those that think so, you are living in a make belief world. Time to break these 2 up permanantly.

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