(Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

(Monday Mashup) Schedule Released

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The 2014-15 NHL schedule was released yesterday, and the news wasn’t great for the Maple Leafs (click to view the Leafs schedule).


(In layman’s terms, the Leafs get to play a tired team while rested only 5 times, but played a rested team while tired 14 times).

 Rank out of 30
Total back to backst-3rd
Games as rested teamt-27th
Games as tired teamt-3rd

According to more of Gus’s data, out of a sample of 17220 games, a tired team’s winning percentage is .495 while a rested team’s is .596.

At least they’re in the East. Using a 4th line might be important in those tired back to backs.

 

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theacs1966
theacs1966

Gotta go.  World cup 2014.  Go Canada go!

theacs1966
theacs1966

I havent' been here in a while, did we lose the edit button?

ingy56
ingy56

So LeBron is a free agent, no doubt Wickie is on the hunt now. Good, keep away from the hackey team. 

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

TSN has a defenseman, Fleury, rated at no. 8, where Leafs pick. Are there no You Tube videos of this player so people here can rate him as a future star. ? It would not surprise me if this player turns out to be a best D-man in this draft. Sometime players with no hype are the ones that really are, special.

ingy56
ingy56

I saw the awards convo down below, Dave Keon is the most decorated Leaf, Calder (1961), Lady Byng (62, 63), Conn Smythe (67), 8 time all-star, 4 Stanley Cups. Not bad at all... one of my top 3 favourite Leafs. 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@DeclanK When is someone going to put out some draft rankings?  I'd like to know who the Leafs have a shot at.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

you should be informed you have 5 minutes to correct/perfect your musings

Mind Bomb
Mind Bomb

@mr_hanie Another Percy really, Not outstanding Defensively, not outstanding offensively, just smart and fast 

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

@ingy56 Wasn't Keon only the second line center on the Leaf Cup teams ? He would be roasted here as not a true no.1 center.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Mind Bomb @mr_hanie Percy is one smooth skating Dman.  Give him one more year on the farm to percolate and we'll see what we have.

ingy56
ingy56

@mr_hanie @ingy56 I don't remember Mr. Hanie, I don't think Punch played that way. Keon was always matched up against the other team's best line though. 

ingy56
ingy56

@Ricky_Vaives_slapshot @ingy56 I think the ship may have sailed on that but I agree 100%, he's obviously holding onto a principle too so I totally respect that. He's always appreciative of the fans adulation though. Glad to see him show up at the ACC for team events. I still say the most dominant performance I've seen from a Leaf was the semi-finals in 64, game 7 in the Forum and Keon scored all three goals in a 3-1 victory. Wendel's game in LA in 93 comes close though. 

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

@ingy56 @mr_hanie Red Kelly was no. 1 center with Big M on the left wing. Keon was the best two way center no doubt, but people nowadays, do not like 2 way centers.

mr_hanie
mr_hanie

@Uncle Otis @ingy56 @Ricky_Vaives_slapshot I remember an interview with King Clancy. he said the most skilled Leaf ever was center Ted "Teeder Kennedy, a true no 1 center Power play and PK. Clancy saw most of the great Leaf teams.

ingy56
ingy56

@Uncle Otis @ingy56 @Ricky_Vaives_slapshot It's tough comparing eras and sadly many have never seen Keon in his prime. That game in '64 is run on Leafs TV every now and then...it's a must see for a fan of any era. You can see exactly where the Hab hatred emanates from. 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@ingy56 @theacs1966 Polar opposite of soccer.  Soccer the whole game is played in the neutral zone.  In Bball, they don't contest the neutral zone at all.

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@ingy56 @Uncle Otis @Ricky_Vaives_slapshot 

He'd like those new fangled Tuik blades ;)

Do you remember how heavy those old leather, hardened steel speed skate boots used to be?

My kids think they aren't real...gonna bronze a pair 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@ingy56 @theacs1966 The world cup is like Xmas, wake me when it's over.  I'm not watching one second of it, yet that is all I've heard about.  How is Canada doing?

Uncle Otis
Uncle Otis

@theacs1966 @ingy56 

Every Canadian seems to become a foreigner...even if they have been here six generations

Even though I have English AND Scottish roots (like Declan :)....I could give a god damn

theacs1966
theacs1966

@Uncle Otis @theacs1966 @ingy56 Ya, I don't get that either.  I'm mostly from the UK, if from the UK was 150 years ago, the only people more Canadian, are the natives.  Why the fuck would you cheer for Italy or whomever when you've never even been there.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@ingy56 @theacs1966 For years I didn't know that Toronto FC was a soccer team.  I thought it was in International League baseball team.

theacs1966
theacs1966

@ingy56 @Uncle Otis @theacs1966 I can't follow that.  There is only about 8 countries that play it.  Kick the ball not throw the ball score how, you kick it, no you throw it, no you run it it, the rest of the time we spend in a homoerotic pile, ala South Park (The're taking our jobs).

ingy56
ingy56

@Uncle Otis @ingy56 @theacs1966 I never played, I would have been like you and fighting the entire time. Great conditioning sport for hockey and if you can take the punishment there, hockey is a breeze. 

theacs1966
theacs1966

@ingy56 @Uncle Otis And don't get me started on car racing being in the sports section of the newspaper (when we had newspapers)