OOTS: 2013-14

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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby BigTuna » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:29 pm

herb wrote:I only just now watched the Leafs/Devils highlights, but I must say Reimer didn't have much of a chance on two of those goals, and the breakways and odd man rushes against the Leafs seemed to be numerous. Those aren't the goalies' fault!


Yet they win with Bernier.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby BigTuna » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:31 pm

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herb wrote:I only just now watched the Leafs/Devils highlights, but I must say Reimer didn't have much of a chance on two of those goals, and the breakways and odd man rushes against the Leafs seemed to be numerous. Those aren't the goalies' fault!


True, the breakaways and odd man rushes against the Leaves have been numerous for the last two seasons.

Last season Reimer and Scrivens rose to the occasion (easier to do in a shortened season).

Bernier was saving their bacon for much of this season, but not so much post Olympics (.904).

Yours truly predicted last summer that he and Reimer would eventually break down under all that pressure. :mex:

I watched the first period of the Leaves game last night, Reimer was shaky from the get-go.

And by get-go I mean the pre-game warmup!

NOT kidding, you could see Jersey players licking their chops.

I was reading a Leaf message board and 90% of the fans were screaming for MacIntyre.

From the get-go.

Reimer was constantly caught out of position and beaten, was lucky to only give up one goal in the 1st

(a few Devils missed open nets.... including Jagr! :shock: ).

Apparently, after being pulled, he sat there on the bench with a huge shit-eating grin for the rest of the game.

Not sure what that was all about, but it prompted more twitter attacks on his wife...

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/2014/03/24/april_reimer_wife_of_maple_leaf_james_reimer_attacked_on_twitter.html

Due to offensive language, many of them cannot be printed in this paper. One of the more offensive tweets suggested that April Reimer should stab her husband in the heart while he sleeps.


Personally, I think the Death Penalty is a tad excessive. :roll:

Personally, I like Reimer (AND his wife) :wink: ... I seriously hope he plays more down the stretch.


Bernier is injured. He hasn't exactly choked as per your prediction.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby nuckster » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:24 pm

Not that anyone give a shit about what I think, but Jeeese, those poor Leaf fans. Unreal. It's 4 - 2 Blues and after tonight, the Leafs will probably be out of a playoff position. Phoenix leading the Penguins...

I'm kinda thinking that IF the Canucks can win the next two against Minny and Colorado, I will be totally committed to hoping that they keep it up and find a way to claw into the playoffs. But, they haven't played any above .500 teams of late so this will be a huge test regarding their collective wills - if they can't do it, then they simply don't deserve to be there in the final 8.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:55 pm

Phoenix wins. 6 points up now and still one game in hand. It's getting real close to mathematically elimination time.

Toronto loses. Almost in 9th. Maybe real soon.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:11 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Phoenix wins. 6 points up now and still one game in hand. It's getting real close to mathematically elimination time.

Toronto loses. Almost in 9th. Maybe real soon.


Columbus wins in regulation. Washington picks up a point in the SO. Pretty sure they both move ahead of Toronto, due to less GP. Puts Toronto in 10th in the East.

EDIT: I was wrong... Caps and TO both have same GP, TO sits comfortably in 9th.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby RoyalDude » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:14 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Phoenix wins. 6 points up now and still one game in hand. It's getting real close to mathematically elimination time.

Toronto loses. Almost in 9th. Maybe real soon.


Yeah mon!

We just need Nashville, Ottawa, Carolina and Winnipeg to pass us. It's awesome that New Jerseys 1st round draft pick gets booted to 30th.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Meds » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:50 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Phoenix wins. 6 points up now and still one game in hand. It's getting real close to mathematically elimination time.

Toronto loses. Almost in 9th. Maybe real soon.


Mathematically? Meh.

Theoretically we've been done since the end of January.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:57 pm

BigTuna wrote:Bernier is injured. He hasn't exactly choked as per your prediction.


I said he would eventually break down under all that pressure.

And by Jove I do believe he has! :D

His sv% is down drastically post-Olympics (in the 7 games he has played in).

Some might argue that facing that much rubber in 48 of the first 65 games contributed to the injury.

Me, I don't give a shit. :mrgreen:

The unsustainable goalie performance over the last 2 seasons has masked how crappy the Leaves truly are.

Advanced stats have indicated that the Leaves have been a truly crappy team for 2 seasons now.

Their possession numbers and shots for/against tell the true tale.

This post-Olympic meltdown... as well as their meltdown in the playoffs last year

... were mathematical certainties. :mex:

And their future looks bleak with not much in the pipeline and some horrible long-term contracts. :thumbs:

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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Topper » Tue Mar 25, 2014 7:59 pm

Celine and Bernier pooch it and the guy with the C on his jersey doesn't face the media post game.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:13 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:Columbus wins in regulation. Washington picks up a point in the SO. Pretty sure they both move ahead of Toronto, due to less GP. Puts Toronto in 10th in the East.

EDIT: I was wrong... Caps and TO both have same GP, TO sits comfortably in 9th.


Pretty sure you were right the first time (TO has played one more game than Wash).

(NHL.com has it wrong, count the number of games left in their seasons)

Interestingly Yahoo has it wrong as well, number of games right, but official ranking system wrong.

Doesn't matter though, and I may be a tad premature but....

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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:15 pm

Topper wrote:Celine and Bernier pooch it and the guy with the C on his jersey doesn't face the media post game.


As the game wore on Leaf fans were booing Sloppy Seconds every time he touched the puck. :mex:
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Strangelove » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:24 pm

Here, check it IN...

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2014/03/25/maple-leafs-get-outshot-play-bad-defence-rely-on-goalie-as-slide-hits-six-games/

The Leafs, who two weeks ago were in third-place in the conference and had a nine-point cushion on the ninth-place teams, have now lost six straight games in regulation and are in a four-way tie for the final two playoff spots (though technically they are sitting in 10th-place, because they have played two more games than the seventh-place Columbus Blue Jackets and eighth-place Detroit Red Wings and one more than the ninth-place Washington Capitals).


Not sure why these sites have it wrong...

Perhaps they are worried about rocks flying at the centre of the universe?
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby givemeda411 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:46 pm

Not sure if many of you are watching the CHL playoffs, 3 games in and Horvat, Gaunce & Cassels are all producing. Too bad Shinkaruk got hurt.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby vic » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:46 pm

ESPN has always done the best job with stats, IMO. Standings are updated within minutes of final horn.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/standings/_/type/wildcard

Canucks and PHO even games played, PHO 6 points up. Dallas 2 games in hand, 3 points up.

Toronto sitting comfortably in 10th, Washington with 1 game in hand, CLB, DET, NJ with 2 games in hand.
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Re: OOTS: 2013-14

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:53 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Island Nucklehead wrote:Columbus wins in regulation. Washington picks up a point in the SO. Pretty sure they both move ahead of Toronto, due to less GP. Puts Toronto in 10th in the East.

EDIT: I was wrong... Caps and TO both have same GP, TO sits comfortably in 9th.


Pretty sure you were right the first time (TO has played one more game than Wash).

(NHL.com has it wrong, count the number of games left in their seasons)

Interestingly Yahoo has it wrong as well, number of games right, but official ranking system wrong.

Doesn't matter though, and I may be a tad premature but....

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