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Mike Augello
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Buffalo, NY
Joined: 06.25.2006

Jan 8 @ 7:23 PM ET
Mike Augello: Leafs outclassed by Preds; Mid-term report card - Part III (Forwards)
nbboy
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 07.05.2010

Jan 8 @ 7:27 PM ET
Steven_Seagull
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Toronto Maple Leafs
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Jan 8 @ 7:28 PM ET
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annoyed
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: ON
Joined: 10.28.2013

Jan 8 @ 7:29 PM ET
Outclassed Mike?

1st 2 periods we had way more high danger chances, Preds got a little lucky IMO
Steven_Seagull
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Toronto Maple Leafs
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Joined: 03.03.2016

Jan 8 @ 7:31 PM ET
Outclassed Mike?

1st 2 periods we had way more high danger chances, Preds got a little lucky IMO

- annoyed



If only the Leafs had 5v5 goal scoring machine Zach “Mad Dog” Hyman.
annoyed
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: ON
Joined: 10.28.2013

Jan 8 @ 7:38 PM ET
If only the Leafs had 5v5 goal scoring machine Zach “Mad Dog” Hyman.
- Steven_Seagull



Probably would have done more then Wee Willie

(frank)ing Willie

I truly hope he does something soon, only good thing is at least hes carrying the puck without bobbling it the last couple games

Still softer than a marshmellow though
Ross77
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 11.21.2014

Jan 8 @ 7:54 PM ET
Outclassed Mike?

1st 2 periods we had way more high danger chances, Preds got a little lucky IMO

- annoyed

Just curious but do you say the Leafs got lucky when this exact situation is reveresed?
Unholy_Goalie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: usually UG offends everyone by telling the truth - dt99999, ON
Joined: 08.23.2006

Jan 8 @ 7:56 PM ET
Just curious but do you say the Leafs got lucky when this exact situation is reveresed?
- Ross77


Rarely, if ever.
shack67
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: NS
Joined: 07.05.2015

Jan 8 @ 8:01 PM ET
Just curious but do you say the Leafs got lucky when this exact situation is reveresed?
- Ross77

Our blogger does. He hates the Leafs. And what the fuk is an offsides call? It’s offside. Americans shouldn’t be allowed to write about hockey, it’s too complicated for them.
Ross77
Winnipeg Jets
Joined: 11.21.2014

Jan 8 @ 8:06 PM ET
Our blogger does. He hates the Leafs. And what the fuk is an offsides call? It’s offside. Americans shouldn’t be allowed to write about hockey, it’s too complicated for them.
- shack67

I don’t have the stats but my guess is no team is close to Nashville in goal challenges. The Richards challenge everything
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Jan 8 @ 8:33 PM ET
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TrashPanda
Toronto Maple Leafs
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Jan 8 @ 8:36 PM ET
Our blogger does. He hates the Leafs. And what the fuk is an offsides call? It’s offside. Americans shouldn’t be allowed to write about hockey, it’s too complicated for them.
- shack67


Nah, he doesn't hate the Leafs. It's just that the Leafs blogger here is from the armpit of the USA.
shack67
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: NS
Joined: 07.05.2015

Jan 8 @ 8:39 PM ET
Nah, he doesn't hate the Leafs. It's just that the Leafs blogger here is from the armpit of the USA.
- TrashPanda

When we win we’re lucky. When we lose we’re outclassed. Mike is a Leafs hater who landed this gig. He’s really transparent.
UsernameUnknown
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Gotta' Catch Em All!
Joined: 03.25.2013

Jan 8 @ 8:52 PM ET
Leafs are a good team capable of doing damage. They're a team every team should be scared of losing points to.
Don't stray from the path.
Nylander wont be traded.
Dr. Leaf
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Oakville, ON
Joined: 07.01.2018

Jan 8 @ 9:18 PM ET
Exactly. There is no such thing as offsides.
Leafs got 18 shots. But they also hit posts, had dozens of shots go
Wide, missed empty nets. They could have easily scored 4-5 and won. Might actually be good lessons in such a loss. Third period the press taught them a lot, but in the first two periods the score could have easily have been reversed.
Dr. Leaf
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Oakville, ON
Joined: 07.01.2018

Jan 8 @ 9:24 PM ET
Marleau a B+????
Don’t know what games you have been watching MIB. He hasn’t be good by any measure, and not by the eye test either. I’ve watched every game and been to 5 in person. I like him and cheer for him, but he has not been good.

Can’t imagine what mark you will give Hainsey. He’s awful. Given the puck in his own zone he can’t clear it or make a pass. Always the
Stupid dump out and even that is often unsuccessful. Wasteful him playing with Morgan. He should be 6th or 7th D. PK mostly, and even that he isn’t as good at anymore.
Fakepartofme
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: LCBO, ON
Joined: 09.20.2010

Jan 8 @ 10:20 PM ET
Outclassed Mike?

1st 2 periods we had way more high danger chances, Preds got a little lucky IMO

- annoyed

Ya they got lucky.
Lucky they scored 4 goals and completely shut the leafs down.

More high danger chances.....lol...sorry we're a top team in the league, time to put the big boy pants on.
No morale victories.
Fakepartofme
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: LCBO, ON
Joined: 09.20.2010

Jan 8 @ 10:43 PM ET
Remember when people were saying EK was done?
Well 22pts in the past 13 games, top 5 in dmen scoring.
Guess he just needed time to get comfy.
Bullot
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Red Deer, AB
Joined: 07.14.2010

Jan 8 @ 11:03 PM ET
If not for Rinne it would have been 4 or 5 nothing after 1st period, for the Leafs. Nashville played a
Smart game to compete with a dangerous Leafs lineup. The games the Leafs lose are mostly teams plugging up the neautral zone and slowing game down because they can’t skate with the Leafs. We need to find a way to deal with this practice.

As for Nylander. His contract demands, sitting out till the last minute, lack of performance, lack of effort, throwing Dubas under the bus by repeatedly saying, I was promised I wouldnt be traded, just really turns me off of this player. Then we put Kapi on the 3rd line and move Nylander up without earning it, is maddening. For me Nylander outstayed his welcome before he even laced the skates up this season. Not a fan. Keep Kapi. Dump Donna(prima) and get a D.
Roadrunner75
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: ON
Joined: 03.01.2013

Jan 8 @ 11:15 PM ET
How the holy blue hell does Brown get a B grade and Lindholm a C??!! Really?!?! 🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪🤪

As far as outclassed ummm yeah ok. Goal called back and two-three more nearly went in. Could have been a totally different game and was only 2-0 till the last 2 min.

Gimmie a break. You let Ek, Garth, or Tanner fill in here for ya Mike or what?!?!
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Jan 8 @ 11:30 PM ET
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Monkeypunk
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Whenever, wherever, ON
Joined: 06.27.2013

Jan 8 @ 11:35 PM ET
Ya they got lucky.
Lucky they scored 4 goals and completely shut the leafs down.

More high danger chances.....lol...sorry we're a top team in the league, time to put the big boy pants on.
No morale victories.

- Fakepartofme


Your attempt at objectivity is nice, but in this case, misplaced. That was a 2-0 game that could have easily gone the other way. The Preds capitalized at the end when the Leafs went full riverboat gamble - but really, the Leafs had far better chances and far better possession for the first 2 periods. Their D was not bad at all, and aside from a few gaffes (that every team makes, let's not pretend no one else makes mistakes), they played a good game.

Rinne was good. The Preds D did a good job of pressuring and forcing mistakes, and minimizing second chances - but the Leafs did a good job of getting the chances; they just failed to execute.
SimpleJack
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago , IL
Joined: 05.23.2013

Jan 9 @ 2:25 AM ET
Preds look like arguably the most complete team in the entire NHL, although Tampa is close.

Definitely more complete than the Leafs.

Saying they got lucky after a 4-0 score cuz “we had more high danger chances in the first 2 periods” is BS. They didn’t get lucky, they’re just the better team. And finally now getting healthy.

Toronto is a very exciting and explosive young team, but in a playoff series wouldn’t stand a chance in hell against Nashville.
UsernameUnknown
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Gotta' Catch Em All!
Joined: 03.25.2013

Jan 9 @ 4:43 AM ET
Preds look like arguably the most complete team in the entire NHL, although Tampa is close.

Definitely more complete than the Leafs.

Saying they got lucky after a 4-0 score cuz “we had more high danger chances in the first 2 periods” is BS. They didn’t get lucky, they’re just the better team. And finally now getting healthy.

Toronto is a very exciting and explosive young team, but in a playoff series wouldn’t stand a chance in hell against Nashville.

- SimpleJack





Jesus Christ. Would the odds be on the Preds in a series? Sure. A chance in hell? Abso(frank)inglutely the Leafs would. We're 2 points back of 3 teams and have anywhere from 2-4 games in hand.
If you watched the game, it was much closer than the score indicates.
If Nashville is the better team, they'd be higher up in the standings. That's literally how the points system works
jimbro83
New York Rangers
Location: Rangertown, NY
Joined: 12.25.2009

Jan 9 @ 5:28 AM ET
Marleau a B+????
Don’t know what games you have been watching MIB. He hasn’t be good by any measure, and not by the eye test either. I’ve watched every game and been to 5 in person. I like him and cheer for him, but he has not been good.

Can’t imagine what mark you will give Hainsey. He’s awful. Given the puck in his own zone he can’t clear it or make a pass. Always the
Stupid dump out and even that is often unsuccessful. Wasteful him playing with Morgan. He should be 6th or 7th D. PK mostly, and even that he isn’t as good at anymore.

- Dr. Leaf


this summer is when the Leafs are really going to dread signing Marleau to that contract. 35+ older contracts are the worst.
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