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    What's goaltender interference and what isn't?

    Yes Raanta was touched, but he seemed like he was set up again before the shot. I also don't get how it's goaltender interference, but not a penalty. "it was an accident, so no penalty" well Hyman's highstick in the offensive end was an accident. Shouldn't matter like that.

    Did it seem like the puck was bouncing a lot last night?

    That was a tough one. Apparently, the general consensus for hockey people is that the refs got it right.
    But I have a hard time watching that replay and answering yes to the question they always ask: "Did the offending player's actions prevent the goalie from making the save on the goal?"
    I don't think so. He was square and set in the position he wanted to be. Puck went by him anyway.
    Had he been still moving, that's a different story.

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    We lost that game fair and square.

    Time to start another streak.

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    Now that it looks like Rielly has solidified his hold on the Leafs' power play QB spot, who are the most likely guys to watch to be the second best offensive defenseman on the team moving forward? It's for the dynasty league in my sig, so Hainsey is irrelevant. I'm looking at next year and beyond, mostly; in case I have to bump Andersen up to be my starting goalie.
    10 team Head-to-head true dynasty. Roster 33, draft 2, cut down before season. Start 1 G, 1-2 backup G's, 6 D, 12 F arranged in 4 lines of 3. Only categories that matter are Goals, Assists, Save% with a shutout bonus. Having NHL teammates helps.

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    Gardiner easily. Gardiner is still on the pp too.

    Zaitsev next. And then liljegren.

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    Gardiner easily. Gardiner is still on the pp too.

    Zaitsev next. And then liljegren.
    Ya, 100% the answer. Past Gardiner it's tough because it's so volatile yr to yr for PP2.

    2018-19 season: Could be Zaitsev as new players are introduced. Babs likes not gifting them PP Time
    2019-20 season: Who freaking knows. Lily, Dermott, Zaits, wild card could all be options.
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    In Babcock's post presser last night, he talked about how the other coach "jumps you" when you're on the road and he mitigated that with his line combos.
    Except it wasn't really explained that well...

    On the road, for example, if Florida wants Barkov against Matthews, there's really nothing Babs can do about it.
    Just like against Montreal, when Julien wanted Drouin against Bozak, same thing.

    Unless he's talking about spreading out the lines so that 1 through 4 all have at least 2 good guys, by moving Marleau to centre. Then I get it. Sort of.
    Except the question for me then becomes: WHY NOT DO THAT ALL THE TIME ?
    If moving Marleau to centre (on the road anyway) helps protect the team from hard matchups, just do it all the time and roll 4 lines with equal ice time.
    I think coaches should be rolling 4 lines anyway. It gives your stars a chance to rest a little more, it's a better tactic for reducing injuries, and it sort of forces the opposition coach to play 4 lines too (unless he wants to give up matchups and tire out his top 9 before the 3rd period). Carlyle did this all the time as Leafs coach - he would dress his goons and then rarely play them, which forced the other 3 lines to be dragging their feet around by the end of the game.

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    I agree. One of the Leafs strengths is that we have four lines that can score.

    I like this current life shuffling thing going on right now. I think its due.

    Something that bothered me was having Bozak shoot 4th in the shootout. Im pretty sure (someone correct me if Im wrong) that he didn't even get 1 shift in OT. No shifts in OT but go take a penalty shot?

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    I agree. One of the Leafs strengths is that we have four lines that can score.

    I like this current life shuffling thing going on right now. I think its due.

    Something that bothered me was having Bozak shoot 4th in the shootout. Im pretty sure (someone correct me if Im wrong) that he didn't even get 1 shift in OT. No shifts in OT but go take a penalty shot?
    He's pretty good at the SHO tho. He has 2 moves really. Skate in and go forehand backhand to open up the 5hole (what he did in the 1st winter classic vs the Wings if I recall correctly), and just a straight shot. I would have gone Nylander before Bozak tho, actually Nylander before Marleau honestly. Kadri is good at the SHO, but he needed to sit for a bit because of that penalty.
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    Bozak has 1 goal in his last 11 shootout attempts. Dating back three years.

    Nylander has NEVER scored a penalty shot for the Leafs. Two attempts last year two attempts the year before.

    Marner was 37% last year and Matthews was 25%.

    Marleau is 50% so far this year.

    Kadri was 0-2 last year and 1-7 the year before. He's not good at penalty shots.

    Soshinikov is 1-1 in his career. I would have prefered Sosh over Bozak lol

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    Yeah, Bozak's career numbers are good, but he's been poor recently, for sure.

    I would have gone with Conner Brown. Or somebody similar (skilled but lesser known).
    Goalies are creatures of habit and study. I would wager that Luongo knows Matthews' and Marner's shootout tendencies. Because he knows he's likely to face them.
    Would he know Brown's ? I doubt it.

    I don't like how so many coaches approach the shootouts as an afterthought. Oh, well, "he had a good game so I wanted to reward him with a chance there." That is such BS. Shootout extra points are so hugely important. Put out the 3 who will give you the best chance to win. Period.

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    um, wow
    Surprising. Babs LOVES Martin. Almost as much as Hyman. I sure hope they have a good game - it might reinforce the need to not always have MM in the lineup.

    Matt Martin will likely be a healthy scratch on Friday.
    That's based on Thursday's practice where he wasn't part of any of the top four lines. If he does spend the game in the press box, it would be his first healthy scratch as a member of the Maple Leafs.
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    spitballing -- how much sense would a trade for Hjalmarsson make for the Leafs - top 4 shut down Dman committed for this and next season?? Arz. gotta think they want to offload him after this start.

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