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gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jul 31 @ 4:12 PM ET
You rang?
- Crushers68

PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Jul 31 @ 4:35 PM ET
Comedy Central...

https://editorinleaf.com/...ple-leafs-stanley-cup-14/

- gergeswillems


Read it. My only comment is I like how he says objective prediction, and then follows it up with a string of personal opinions, such as Matthews and Tavares being better than Draisatl and McDavid or Crosby and Malkin, and their left wingers being better than Tampa, say.
golfingsince
Location: This message is Marwood approved!
Joined: 11.30.2011

Jul 31 @ 4:55 PM ET
Read it. My only comment is I like how he says objective prediction, and then follows it up with a string of personal opinions, such as Matthews and Tavares being better than Draisatl and McDavid or Crosby and Malkin, and their left wingers being better than Tampa, say.
- PT21

We haven’t even mention that the Leafs have the best right-winger depth in the league as well (on what other team is Kapanen on the third line?) or that a fourth line featuring Kyle Clifford and Jason Spezza is also the tops.

Does Kapanen play ahead of Boeser? Maybe Toffoli . If you look at the leafs objectively.........when the hell has he ever done that?
Nfdbulldawg
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 06.29.2007

Jul 31 @ 5:18 PM ET
So the best forwards and the seventh best defense man in the league finished 13th
out of 31 teams. 3rd overall in GF... 27th overall in GA...Their goalie is 34th in GAA...

How about we all let Toronto play first before they are deemed the best cap team
assemble in the modern day era.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jul 31 @ 5:22 PM ET
So the best forwards and the seventh best defense man in the league finished 13th
out of 31 teams. 3rd overall in GF... 27th overall in GA...Their goalie is 34th in GAA...

How about we all let Toronto play first before they are deemed the best cap team
assemble in the modern day era.

- Nfdbulldawg

But that wouldn't get as many clicks.
sensarmy_11
Location: NS
Joined: 06.01.2009

Jul 31 @ 5:47 PM ET
Read it. My only comment is I like how he says objective prediction, and then follows it up with a string of personal opinions, such as Matthews and Tavares being better than Draisatl and McDavid or Crosby and Malkin, and their left wingers being better than Tampa, say.
- PT21


i didn't think it was possible for Tanner's poop to get worse than the verbal diarrhea he posts on this site, but that article was (frank)ing embarrassing. if i wrote something that blatantly ridiculous, i literally wouldn't be able to put my name on it.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 31 @ 6:00 PM ET
CBJ in 4 or 5.

Bingo, I understand that a lot of offense left the CBJ last year.

Last time I checked this is the 2019-2020 season, not the 2018-2019 season. The CBJ lost more man-games than any team in the league this year, including most of their offense. All but Josh Anderson are healthy now, and a lot of young players did well this season.

And at best for Toronto the Goalie situation is a wash, especially with the well-known weakness in the Leaf's D-core that leaves Anderson hung out to dry too many nights.

It should be a good series, but dismissing the CBJ is a bad call.

- jkumpire



Just a big myth. Andersen was more to blame than the D. he wasn't left out to dry, he just wasn't goof.

The bad news for Leafs is Columbus had far better, spectacular goaltending BUT it's avery small sample size. Can they continue that after 5 months off?

Columbus was much more reliant on goaltending than the Leafs this year.

And BTW Leafs lost more man games to important core players than Blue Jackets did.
Garnie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 11.30.2009

Jul 31 @ 6:25 PM ET
Just a big myth. Andersen was more to blame than the D. he wasn't left out to dry, he just wasn't goof.

The bad news for Leafs is Columbus had far better, spectacular goaltending BUT it's avery small sample size. Can they continue that after 5 months off?

Columbus was much more reliant on goaltending than the Leafs this year.

And BTW Leafs lost more man games to important core players than Blue Jackets did.

- RogerRoeper


D sucked, come on over...still have most of the games on the PVR. Weird his SV% dropped when we had injuries to our 2 best D and some too end talent up front. Tap ins and more tap ins.



GO LEAFS GO
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 31 @ 6:42 PM ET
D sucked, come on over...still have most of the games on the PVR. Weird his SV% dropped when we had injuries to our 2 best D and some too end talent up front. Tap ins and more tap ins.



GO LEAFS GO

- Garnie




His Save % was still poor even when D was healthy.

The defensive numbers were actually the best they've been in years under Keefe.

Andersen is an above average starting goalie. Nothing more.

It is indeed Columbus who were much more reliant on their goalies.

paulozz
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 07.02.2012

Jul 31 @ 6:46 PM ET
Where the EK is the rumour chart?
BernardShakey
Joined: 08.16.2016

Jul 31 @ 6:52 PM ET
Eklund is going 0-4. I’d call him an idiot but Id get suspended
Pens too strong. Jackets not talented enough. Rangers are good. Isles stink.
BernardShakey
Joined: 08.16.2016

Jul 31 @ 7:00 PM ET
LOL at you guys talking about CBJ. Did anyone catch Tanner's article on his other site. Let me recap:

-Leafs will win the Cup
-they have the best depth at centre in the NHL
-the best LW depth
-the best RW depth
-the best 4th line
-the best 7th defenseman
-the best roster ever constructed in the cap era

There wasn't any reference to Jfresh cards and WAR levels though. But they probably are the best too.

- Kooleus


I know COVID19 is still a thing but you need to get out of your parents basement and get a girlfriend
Hesh_
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jul 31 @ 7:07 PM ET
Pens in 4
Canes in 5
Leafs in 3
Panthers in 5

TB
Bos
Phi
Wash
Leafsandbolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Joined: 08.14.2010

Jul 31 @ 7:11 PM ET
Pittsburgh in 3
Toronto in 5
NYR in 4
NYI in 4

Tampa
Washington
Boston
Philadelphia
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Wedgie guy is the leader of the club here. You will not get him to speak like an actual adult.
Joined: 06.30.2006

Jul 31 @ 7:15 PM ET
i didn't think it was possible for Tanner's poop to get worse than the verbal diarrhea he posts on this site, but that article was (frank)ing embarrassing. if i wrote something that blatantly ridiculous, i literally wouldn't be able to put my name on it.
- sensarmy_11


He is a troll-blogger.

The more stupid, the more he likes it.
Aetherial
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Wedgie guy is the leader of the club here. You will not get him to speak like an actual adult.
Joined: 06.30.2006

Jul 31 @ 7:16 PM ET
His Save % was still poor even when D was healthy.

The defensive numbers were actually the best they've been in years under Keefe.

Andersen is an above average starting goalie. Nothing more.

It is indeed Columbus who were much more reliant on their goalies.

- RogerRoeper


Below average.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 31 @ 7:20 PM ET
Below average.
- Aetherial



I wouldn't argue that too much. So overrated. And people always use bad save % beacuse of defense. How come orther goalies and paly in worse systems and have good numbers?

If Columbus didn't get 940 % from their goalies for about 7 weeks they'd be a bottom feeder. A true team carried by goaltending.
Leafsandbolts
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Bradenton, Florida
Joined: 08.14.2010

Jul 31 @ 7:22 PM ET
No, stopped reading Tanner’s crap months ago when he spouted off all his BS political views. The guy’s head is a train wreck.

But the comments don’t surprise me, he’s a Leaf Homer

- Crushers68


James supports the NDP (union roots) in Canada so his political views are left of AOC.
PT21
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.04.2008

Jul 31 @ 7:52 PM ET
i didn't think it was possible for Tanner's poop to get worse than the verbal diarrhea he posts on this site, but that article was (frank)ing embarrassing. if i wrote something that blatantly ridiculous, i literally wouldn't be able to put my name on it.
- sensarmy_11



I suspect the reasons are business model related rather than personal (for low quality blogs).

1. Low quality pieces get just as many hits as high quality ones.
2. Ads do not depend on how long a visitor stays on the page, just how many unique hits there are.
3. The # of people who expect high quality blogs and are actually motivated enough to complain about it are vocal but don't understand they are a very small % of total, and thus economically irrelevant.
4. It may even be true that ads depend not just on # of people visiting but total # of hits (including repeats). Stir people up and they will keep responding, and others will keep seeing comment # go up and thus will check back to see who said what. Post a long thoughtful piece and people won't even finish reading it and they will not have anything to say if you have covered all the angles.

Just my idle speculation.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 31 @ 8:58 PM ET
People don't like Tanner because they are use to every other media destroying the Leafs and telling them what they want to hear.

gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jul 31 @ 9:04 PM ET
People don't like Tanner because they are use to every other media destroying the Leafs and telling them what they want to hear.
- RogerRoeper

And you love Jimmy because he's telling you exactly what you want to hear.
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 31 @ 9:15 PM ET
And you love Jimmy because he's telling you exactly what you want to hear.
- gergeswillems


He's right about what Dubas is doing
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jul 31 @ 9:21 PM ET
He's right about what Dubas is doing
- RogerRoeper

The Studs and Duds roster building?
RogerRoeper
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 03.27.2007

Jul 31 @ 9:26 PM ET
The Studs and Duds roster building?
- gergeswillems



I just laugh at the "Cap hell" myth about the Leafs.
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Jul 31 @ 9:41 PM ET
I just laugh at the "Cap hell" myth about the Leafs.
- RogerRoeper

It's certainly overblown. But you talk about the Leafs like they've won the past 3 Stanley Cups and are about to win their 4th in a row.
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