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10-18-2003, 12:33 PM
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The IR thing with an old and injury prone team in more than likely ...but I notice that Leafs play some of their best hockey when players are missing and for some reason their drive and determination increases..

What can we learn from this???.

.Perhaps Leafs are too overconfident with a Veteran team, relying on past history to make them complacent.. perhaps and injury or 2 to a couple of key players is what needs to happen to wake the team up..
maybe its because when players are missing they are forced to play the kids more, and thats when they play better
alot of the younger guys played alot more during that playoff run a few
yrs ago.
mccauley dempsey pilar healey eriksson etc

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10-18-2003, 01:16 PM
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maybe its because when players are missing they are forced to play the kids more, and thats when they play better
alot of the younger guys played alot more during that playoff run a few
yrs ago.
mccauley dempsey pilar healey eriksson etc
Yes that is correct and my point..

For some reason the kids are hungrier and the results are better on the ice.. I think right now Leaf Vets Ego's are getting in the way hard work and effort on the ice..

But Quinn does the exact opposite when people are healthy.. Play the Vets, but it seems to be the lesser lights and younger players that give Toronto a spark....

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10-18-2003, 01:23 PM
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for sure
the farmhands show enthusiam, desperation.
then it wears off, you send some down, call up some others

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10-18-2003, 03:06 PM
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because, art, they have speed, which we need badly.
renberg and belak are not skating well at all, and quite frankly, should be in the minors themselves
I meant Fitz, man. You bring up Leeb and Harold and scratch Fitz, when Fitz is quicker than either, and is an actual nhler. That's what didn't make any sense to me.

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10-20-2003, 05:05 AM
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with the obstruction interference rule firmly in place, the game is catered to younger and quicker players - which allows for the cheaper teams to compete.
If you want to say the Leafs could use more speed- fine. But don't blame it on the obstruction interference calls.

It drives me nuts when people say that the obstruction calls speed up the game. It is slowing the game down further.

The problem with these crackdowns is that the refs don't just call obstruction penalties- they call everything.

The teams that are punished are the teams that play with agressiveness and emotion. In other words the exciting teams are punished. Meanwhile every team in the league is preaching 'discipline'. Disciplined hockey is BORING hockey.

On the other hand, the teams that benefit from these penalty filled games are the methodical teams who try to lull you to sleep. They love penalty filled games because they can play the trap all game then capitalize on the PP a couple times. Boring again.

When was the last time you saw a truly exciting game that featured a parade to the penalty box? These days, the fastest and most up-tempo games are the ones in which the refs put the whistles away.

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10-20-2003, 06:18 AM
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"roberts and nieuwendyk look like theyre skating in sand
theyre going to need a quick winger if they want to play together"


I'd put Stajan on a line with Roberst and Nieuwendyk.

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10-20-2003, 01:57 PM
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sounds good
what we need are 3 or 4 stajans.
one for each line

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10-20-2003, 05:25 PM
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So you're not hopeful of winning the Cup this season.

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10-21-2003, 08:07 AM
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nope
not with this

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10-21-2003, 08:09 AM
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since it's evident we need a boost up front...why not make a pitch for Comrie?

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