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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 2:11 pm 
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Considering the type of backwater brutes that steer NHL franchises, I absolutely believe Nylander dropped a few spots because of his pops and size. Michael may have been the Swedish Gretzky, but he's always had the rep of being soft.

You telling me good Canadian boys Michael Dal Colle and Jake Virtanen are more talented than this kid? Not a chance. Nylander might even be better than the two Sams by the time this 2014 draft class fully graduates.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGpFvealXw0&t=85s

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So my Dental Hygienist told me her Husband and Leaf fan woke up from a bad dream where Donald Trump made the Leafs have to send Mathews back to the US. We are just not comfortable with having nice things I guess.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Hounsy wrote:
E.L. wrote:
Considering the type of backwater brutes that steer NHL franchises, I absolutely believe Nylander dropped a few spots because of his pops and size. Michael may have been the Swedish Gretzky, but he's always had the rep of being soft.

You telling me good Canadian boys Michael Dal Colle and Jake Virtanen are more talented than this kid? Not a chance. Nylander might even be better than the two Sams by the time this 2014 draft class fully graduates.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGpFvealXw0&t=85s

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So my Dental Hygienist told me her Husband and Leaf fan woke up from a bad dream where Donald Trump made the Leafs have to send Mathews back to the US. We are just not comfortable with having nice things I guess.


Poor Leafs. What will they do without Nick Ritchie?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:31 pm 
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Poor Leafs. What will they do without Nick Ritchie?


Well he does have over double the career NHL PIMS that Nylander has...so yeah there is that.

The three players taken before Nylander are Michael Dal Colle, Jake Virtanen, and Haydn Fleury all Canadians from the CHL.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:50 am 
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E.L. wrote:
Nylander might even be better than the two Sams by the time this 2014 draft class fully graduates.


He looks to be there already. Young players sure so things can change again, but as of now Nylander looks to be having the a bigger on ice impact than the Sams.

Oh and Mathews now has 39 goals and 67 pts and looks like he likely secured his Calder with is big end of season push he has been on.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:57 am 
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James Mirtle‏Verified account @mirtle 12h12 hours ago

Matthews played majority of his ice time against Keith, Seabrook, Kane.

84% possession. Even strength shot attempts were 29-3.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:41 am 
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Yowza the Leafs are flying out of the gate. Grab some vet rentals for the playoff run and they're set.

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That OT shot was hockey perfection.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Bosc wrote:
That OT shot was hockey perfection.


The angle change as he pulled it in then released was something let alone the placement.

Go to one minute mark for replay from behind.
https://streamable.com/89b9l


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:01 pm 
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To expand on what Bosc said in Habs area, he is an odd mix of size combined with hand eye and shooting ability. Just feels like you don't often mix hand eye with big men.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 11:32 am 
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Him and his line seem to just always have the puck to the point it seems ridiculous. He wins battles with size, he wins them with finesse, and even though he has a nose for the net on offense when the puck does find it's way back to the Leafs zone he is there putting in just as much effort in front of his own net. My god it is fun to have a player like this on your team, everyone should get one.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 4:53 pm 
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Matthews with a shoulder injury now. Saw 2-6 weeks, so I guess that means no one in the media really knows the degree of the injury.

Should kill their unlikely anyway attempt to get a first round home match up but they are pretty secure in their playoff spot and a Boston/Tampa first round anyway.


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He's not only got the talent, he's got the personality to match playing in hockey's biggest market. Much as I hate Kane, that exchange of Hulk Hogan-esque celebrations was awesome. Give him all the puffy jackets he wants!


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Much as I hate Kane, that exchange of Hulk Hogan-esque celebrations was awesome. Give him all the puffy jackets he wants!


Loved that exchange.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:49 am 
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Well suspect he will miss some time looked like a significant shoulder injury.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:28 pm 
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Gah...not another one.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:29 am 
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Out four weeks. Leafs have offensive depth so guess it will be tested.


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Feck. Not again. Only person who's probably happy about this is Willie Nylander's agent.


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Does this make him injury-prone?

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