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GDT #5 - AUG 9, 8pm, SN - What is he doing?

Killer93

Well-known member
Could care less about this fucking lottery tonight. Winning that doesn’t fix this team at all, if anything it distracts and takes away the focus from the real problems
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
Oh also, **** the NHL for going with a qualifying round to further drive the shame into us.

League fuked up

Should of followed the NBA and played 6-8 games to finish the season to determine who the 16 teams are

Give teams a shot to earn a playoff spot , many would of taken out right away and deservedly so

Leafs , Pens , and Oils got fuked in this format ………..a joke
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
Leafs played good. Fred didn't. Screwed by bad bounces. It happens.

That said, Mucho is a BUM!


Stop blaming Fred for your losses

Your big 4 did squat yesterday , secondary players didn't contribute either

3 even strength goals in 5 games , cant win this way

JT and Marner cost you the series , didn't produce to expectations

You may have won the analytics series but its played on ice with many moving variables
 

soco22

Well-known member
League fuked up

Should of followed the NBA and played 6-8 games to finish the season to determine who the 16 teams are

Give teams a shot to earn a playoff spot , many would of taken out right away and deservedly so

Leafs , Pens , and Oils got fuked in this format ………..a joke

If we can’t beat the blue jackets - we don’t deserve a cup. Format is not really to blame for this.
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
If we can’t beat the blue jackets - we don’t deserve a cup. Format is not really to blame for this.


You were guaranteed in , how the hell can the Habs deserve to get through or the Hawks who were done

The NBA format was the way to go
 

SENSible

Active member
League fuked up

Should of followed the NBA and played 6-8 games to finish the season to determine who the 16 teams are

Give teams a shot to earn a playoff spot , many would of taken out right away and deservedly so

Leafs , Pens , and Oils got fuked in this format ………..a joke
I think a reasonable argument can be made that the team that got screwed the worst was the Habs. Bad team that lost their shot at the next French Canadian superstar Lafreniere.
 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
The "don't blame Fred" crowd is dumb. Blaming Fred and Fred only is equally dumb. Fred was shit as per usual in a do or die game and the Leafs got beat cleanly due to poor luck and the teams being basically dead even in quality. If the Leafs really were a leg up on the BJ's luck would be less of a factor. They're not quite at that point yet. They're in a tier that is shared with almost half the league. Very little separates them. Our expectations are higher because particular players make particular amounts of money but they haven't really shown to be better than just a slightly above average team.

Dubas needs to stop being delusional about this roster. The sample size is increasing and they're not as good as he thinks they are. Which is a fatal flaw for most GMs.
 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
You were guaranteed in , how the hell can the Habs deserve to get through or the Hawks who were done

The NBA format was the way to go
They weren't guaranteed in at all. They were barely holding a playoff spot and things were looking worse and worse. They just lost to a zamboni driver before the break. This was fair.
 

GEEMAN

Well-known member
The "don't blame Fred" crowd is dumb. Blaming Fred and Fred only is equally dumb. Fred was shit as per usual in a do or die game and the Leafs got beat cleanly due to poor luck and the teams being basically dead even in quality. If the Leafs really were a leg up on the BJ's luck would be less of a factor. They're not quite at that point yet. They're in a tier that is shared with almost half the league. Very little separates them. Our expectations are higher because particular players make particular amounts of money but they haven't really shown to be better than just a slightly above average team.

Dubas needs to stop being delusional about this roster. The sample size is increasing and they're not as good as he thinks they are. Which is a fatal flaw for most GMs.


Team simply doesn't work hard enough and their give a shit meter is questionable

One more year and then team decisions have to be made
 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
Team simply doesn't work hard enough and their give a shit meter is questionable
No. That's wrong. "Working harder" isn't the solution. Babcock thought that was the case too but that's way too fucking simplistic. They worked their asses off. They simply lost.
 

GEEMAN

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No. That's wrong. "Working harder" isn't the solution. Babcock thought that was the case too but that's way too fucking simplistic. They worked their asses off. They simply lost.

No the didn't , too many minutes with no effort

Then your flipping the switch , unacceptable

Inconsistent play , top players underperforming , turnovers , etc.....
 

leafman101

Well-known member
Dubas needs to stop being delusional about this roster. The sample size is increasing and they're not as good as he thinks they are. Which is a fatal flaw for most GMs.

Yep. I mean Fred gave up some bad goals, and they didn't have any luck (aside from 4 minutes when they had all of the luck), but at the end of the day you are playing Columbus. From day 1 of this season this version of the team just wasn't a legit contender, and they were expected to take the next step.

Dubas took them a step back this season.
 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
No the didn't , too many minutes with no effort

Then your flipping the switch , unacceptable

Inconsistent play , top players underperforming , turnovers , etc.....
Yeah if they grinded harder and got pucks deep they'd have a dynasty.
 

CH1

The Artist Formerly Known as chiggins.
Half the team did not work their "asses off." Marner was barely noticeable. Nylander was meh. But they weren't the only passengers.

That being said, team effort should have been enough to beat the Jackets.... but the puck did not go in.
 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
Blaming effort is such a lazy narrative. It's the NHL playoffs. They all tried very fucking hard. If this was a Tuesday regular season road game against the Coyotes you may have a point, but you can't possibly convince me that they "didn't try." That's bullshit.

They were bad because they were bad. They have a mediocre team. It's not because they didn't try.
 

Preston

The Artist Formerly Known as Goldust
Yep. I mean Fred gave up some bad goals, and they didn't have any luck (aside from 4 minutes when they had all of the luck), but at the end of the day you are playing Columbus. From day 1 of this season this version of the team just wasn't a legit contender, and they were expected to take the next step.

Dubas took them a step back this season.
They actually missed Hainsey a lot. Never thought I'd say that. Pretty crazy and sad that he couldn't get clear upgrades over Hainsey and Zaitsev. Just a tremendous failure.
 
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