NHL 2018/19 - season of the Maple Leaf

Matty

Toe Toucher
#73
I dunno but he can't keep up with it and he's constantly rattled.

He's not the only "elite" goalie who's struggling either, look at Rask, Holtby, Bobrovsky, etc. I think the new style is exposing goalies with slower lateral movement.
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
#77
I dunno but he can't keep up with it and he's constantly rattled.

He's not the only "elite" goalie who's struggling either, look at Rask, Holtby, Bobrovsky, etc. I think the new style is exposing goalies with slower lateral movement.
seems like there's more scoring overall this year. Are some other goalies you are seeing adapting better? And how did the league get faster all of a sudden (if true)? Anyway, fok the goalies, they've been too idolized for too long.

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Matty

Toe Toucher
#78
The pace of games has increased, it's clearly visible. Conditioning and youth seem even more important now.

I think the increase in scoring has to do with guys putting more emphasis on superfast east-west passes to create openings. And I don't think goalies can do much to counter that, it probably comes down to the quality of your D-men.

Wonder how effective Weber will be when he's back.
 

Blitty

New Member
#80
Matty :sorrow:



Montreal appears to be parting ways with one of their veteran centres.
The Canadiens are reportedly going to place Tomas Plekanec on unconditional waivers, likely for the purpose of contract termination. The 36-year old has played 1001 games, 984 with the Canadiens.

Plekanec was placed on injured reserve due a back injury in October, and hasn't played a game since.

This move comes as a surprise to some, but shouldn't considering how they treated Montreal-lifer Andrei Markov. At least they let Plekanec play his 1,000th game.
 

reno cool

leave well enough alone
#82
Reno you should watch Domi play, he's a smaller Datsyuk.
I'll look for him. East west, you mean like wide, cross ice passes? :hey: I've been preaching that for years.
Also that drop pass that every team now does all of a sudden on the power play? They finally figured out what to do to enter the zone. yep, stole it from me. :idea:
 

Mudcat

Toppus Doggus
#89
It's a bit odd though. Adopting the Leafs as my team a few years back - which is all good - no regrets - but the thing is, I used to hate the Leafs.

So now sometimes a clip will come up of some moment from Leafs history - and I'm all like, "Fuck that guy!"

But it's my team. A bit odd.
 
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