]just came here to say what has already been said. 55GF, 45GA. They are the top scoring team in the league and their GA is ranked 9th by a fair margin tho.
Actually, i was looking at the stats and you can really see the difference between the top8 GA teams and the bottom7. The top 8 teams are in the 35-40 goals against range while the bottom 7 are in the 45-55 goals against. Huge difference.[/B]
The reason i point this out is if this continues to be true, i really do believe the Leafs will not only make the playoffs but have a chance for that 4th spot = home advantage.
This is pretty important for the Leafs to keep in mind .. That while Tampa scores a lot of goals, they give up a lot too .. So as long as they stick to their gameplan, stay in position, and make smart plays they'll get their chances .. Just limit Tampa's scoring chances, and avoid getting hemmed in your own zone
Ideally I'd like Komarov on that 3rd line and MacArthur traded... but I guess the depth is useful (I like Komarov on that 3rd line more than MacArthur, the line is a pain in the ass to play against with Komarov and Kadri on it as well as some good offensive output).
“I don’t think I have been playing up to where I should be playing and that is one of the things we discussed,” Liles said on Tuesday morning. “He has been very open from Day 1 and this is no different.
“He is the coach, and you can’t argue with it. It’s not the first time it happened and hopefully I’ll get back in at some point and keep working hard.”
I wouldn't mind seeing something like:
Lupul - Bozak - Kessel
JVR - Kadri - Frattin
Mac - Grabo - Kulemin (let's be honest, Grabo and Kulemin are NOT playing like a 2nd line, time to make it official)
Komarov - McClement - Brown