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Leafs Post-Game Notes

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*Orr and Komi made those pink skates look more masculine than Clint Eastwood.

*The Leafs attempted 92 shots last night. Only 36 hit the net. The Leafs defense fired 17 shots from the point that were blocked. And even when they got through several of them missed the net. A lot of these missed shots came on the powerplay. The Leafs Powerplay percentage ranks 24th in the league at 11.9%. The Leafs need to hit the net if that number is to improve.

 

 

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  Tags: beauchemin, kessel, schenn, wilson, zigomanis

Trading Kaberle is a Difficult Decision

It’s a decision that deserves a lot careful assessment. At worst, it could potentially cost a Championship.

Amongst the fury to be rid of Czech native, Tomas Kaberle for potential booty - with the general perception that it’s the smart/right thing to do - trading him is fraught with a future hole that the Maple Leafs will have to pay for dearly at a later time.

If there’s a chance he could be retained and resigned, it’s an avenue that has to be examined.

The skills generating his value are unique and rare. Patience at the point , quarter back of the power play, silky smooth rushing ability with vision and creativity to lead the attack, while also capable of launching long-range passes up the middle for players streaking behind the defense, these are the same skills that a Championship club needs for success. That’s even with the softness in the Leafs zone.

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  Tags: beauchemin, gunnarsson, kaberle, schenn

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