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Old 05-14-2013, 02:09 PM   #6681 (permalink)
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I can't believe how disappointed everyone is. Who expected them to get that far? Who expected such a young team to come back from down 3-1? Sure, it's tough to lose a game like that, but I'm more excited by the prospect of leaf hockey than any time I can remember. So many questions about this team were answered, and I love the direction they are headed. We got out-veterened. Tough loss. But every leaf fan should be proud of that team. What a fun series.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:19 PM   #6682 (permalink)
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we didn`t get out-veterened though, blew a comfortable lead in 11 mins. thats a collapse/choke

still proud of the boys though, it was a good season
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:23 PM   #6683 (permalink)
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proud of the team of course, but still any way you look at it last night ended up a failure given the score at one point in the third. How can you not be disappointed?

I mean they had the second round comfortably in sight.... FUCK.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #6684 (permalink)
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I agree with trane. The Leafs played some great hockey and have a bright future. People seem to forget that the Bruins, despite playing like shit the last month and a half are a very good team, two years removed from being the champs and how I see it, willed their way to a victory.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:13 PM   #6685 (permalink)
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yes, boston turned it on in the 3rd... as expected. and it is so hard for a team to keep the intensity up once you reach the point where you feel you can't lose. i think the leafs got to that point.... we all felt that there was no way to lose.

but we were short-handed for most of the last 10 minutes.... every time Phaneuf was on, it was like being down a man.... he could barely skate, didn't compete at all, fell down constantly.... for his sake I hope there was an injury.... there is no way any professional athlete could put forth such an effort unless injured. julien was smart enough to leave seidenberg on the bench with his injury.... wish carlyle had done the same... we'd be talking about NYR right now.

this was all good experience for our young guys for sure.... though i'm not entirely sure we won't be tooth and nail for a playoff spot again next year. that's why you have to capitalize on these chances when they come. damn.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:34 PM   #6686 (permalink)
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Phanuef logs to many damn minutes, he's a solid #2 dman
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:38 PM   #6687 (permalink)
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Reading what you guys write about Phaneuf is sad. Most Hockey people on the planet are applauding his effort in this series.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:52 PM   #6688 (permalink)
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Phaneuf needs better support from the rest of the Dmen. Another top pairing Dman with Phaneuf would allow Gunnar to go on the 2nd pairing. That would do wonders imo.
Dion has never had a legitimate partner on the 1st pairing. Closest has been Gunnar
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Old 05-14-2013, 04:08 PM   #6689 (permalink)
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Reading what you guys write about Phaneuf is sad. Most Hockey people on the planet are applauding his effort in this series.
i like phaneuf... i have high hopes for him. he was very solid in the second half of the regular season when they cut back his minutes.

but i don't see the point in making excuses for how he played during this series, particularly last night.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #6690 (permalink)
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Only the Leafs could lose like this.
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Old 05-14-2013, 07:57 PM   #6691 (permalink)
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Only the Leafs could lose like this.
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Boston did pretty much the same thing in 2010...up 3/0 in the series, they let Philly get back in it by losing the next 3...and in game 7 they were up 3/0...guess who came back and won

A quote from Philly coach Peter Laviolette after that series was over...."The game 7s are tough. There's a lot of pressure. It's a game that's made for men. And our guys proved to be men."

A quote from Bruins coach Claude Julien after the series was over..."The bottom line is we had a 3-0 lead in the series, we had a 3-0 lead tonight, and we blew them both, we have to take the responsibility that goes with it. Everyone."

Boston players learned from it and got better/tougher because of it...hopefully the Leafs have the same reaction
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:28 PM   #6692 (permalink)
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All day I told people the game changed after Phaneuf speared and slashed Lucic and he went to the box and came out pissed off. Cherry just said the same thing. Scary.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:49 PM   #6693 (permalink)
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nah. had nothing to do with that. Toronto sat on a lead, lost momentum, and totally played into Bostons strength. Boston thrives of puck control, and with ZERO help playing the puck from Reimer, the leafs d couldn't handle the dump and chase, sadly, by doing little more htan chiping the puck out, they allowed that same scenario to play, over, and over, and over. They should have put the gas pedal down at 4-1 and went for more.... I honestly think that was bad coaching.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:02 PM   #6694 (permalink)
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Had nothing to do with it?

I don't disagree with what you've said, but from a Bruins perspective, after that Lucic went from a 6'5 loaf to a man possessed. He chased guys down, threw his body around and had a hand in all 3 third period goals.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:03 PM   #6695 (permalink)
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tough way for a bunch of young guys to learn the 'never let up in the playoffs' lesson.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:14 PM   #6696 (permalink)
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i think a lot of it had to do with phanuef taking that puck off the knee. He wasn't 100%, but he was logging above average ice time. coaching mistake.
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Old 05-15-2013, 12:54 AM   #6697 (permalink)
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meh. a veteran team upsets a young team. nothing new here really.


we were up 4-2 with 2 minutes left. they pull the goalie. we didn't get the puck out of our end once in those two minutes. the first thing they taught me in hockey was if you're playing with one man less than the other team (whether in a Pkill or they've pulled the goalie to get the extra man) is to CLEAR THE PUCK. yeah sure it will be icing (if the goalie is pulled), but then you have a chance to win the faceoff, and it kills time, and it throws the passing game of the opposing team (boston) out of whack sorta. we didn't clear the puck. they tied it. we lost in overtime as I knew we would. coaching mistake, and fundamental mistake by the players
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what if you're losing 90% of the faceoffs in the defensive zone to a team scoring 95 of its goals from point shots off offensive zone puck control?
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what if you're losing 90% of the faceoffs in the defensive zone to a team scoring 95 of its goals from point shots off offensive zone puck control?
better to take that risk than let them pass the puck around looking for.. you guessed it, a point shot to tie the game

or was that the third? regardless, point stands
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Had nothing to do with it?

I don't disagree with what you've said, but from a Bruins perspective, after that Lucic went from a 6'5 loaf to a man possessed. He chased guys down, threw his body around and had a hand in all 3 third period goals.
Hey, I forgot oto reply to you. I'm sure the Lucic play helped, didnt mean to dismiss that. Its just that they sat back, and to a man all admit doing so after the game. It's a dangerous practice that can work, but often times backfires.

I just think sitting back was a big mistake against a team that was only really dangerous when they had set up a puck control game in the offensive zone. Had Toronto pressed, the game woud have remained wide open to a point, and maybe Boston gets one, maybe even two in transition...but not the prolonged cycling and pinching that doomed the leafs.
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