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Pension Plan Puppets Oct 10, 2017
Checking the eye-test: A journey through the Kadri line’s results

Checking the eye-test: A journey through the Kadri line’s results

I wanted to check to see if what I saw was real. And then I had to do it again when I was looking at the numbers. In Monday’s game against Chicago, in the opening minutes, Nazem Kadri took the puck up the ice with Patrick Marleau on his left wing and Leo Komarov on his right. This was a three on two rush, and it was part of the exciting heavy pressure the Leafs piled on rookie goalie Anton Forsberg early on. Kadri passed the puck to Komarov and Forsberg made an easy save. I snidely said, “No one ever expects the pass to Komarov.” And while as a surprise tactic, it might work, but...
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 4, 2017
Watch: The great tape caper in tonight’s game as Andersen needs to redo his blue

Watch: The great tape caper in tonight’s game as Andersen needs to redo his blue

The important on-ice safety issues were prominently policed by Tim Peel. After first warning and then penalizing Leo Komarov for his visor, as we recognized ages ago was still not compliant: Leo Komarov's visor is now somehow bot properly attached and oriented on his helmet, yet still not protecting his eyes. pic.twitter.com/HV3AN0989F— Pension Plan Puppets (@PPPLeafs) September 23, 2017 Tim Peel decided something else was wrong. Frederik Andersen had some nice blue tape on his stick, just like he did in that game pictured above. This is against the letter of the law, but I’d...
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 22, 2017
Preview: Maple Leafs host the Buffalo Sabres at Ricoh

Preview: Maple Leafs host the Buffalo Sabres at Ricoh

Given how AHL the lineups will be, the setting is likely appropriate. TEAM at TEAM: Pre-season Game #3 Time: 7:30 pm Eastern Time Location: Ricoh Coliseum, Toronto: Home of your Toronto Marlies Broadcast/Streaming: TSN4 Opponent SBNation Site: Die By the Blade It’s time for another pre-season game! Are you excited? Toronto Maple Leafs Forward Lines (from Thursday’s practice) Zach Hyman - Auston Matthews - William Nylander Patrick Marleau - Nazem Kadri - Leo Komarov Josh Leivo - Miro Aaltonen - Connor Brown Matt Martin - Chris Mueller - Tobias Lindberg Trevor Moore, Dmytro...
Pension Plan Puppets Sep 20, 2017
Leo Komarov’s tilted visor is gone, one way or another

Leo Komarov’s tilted visor is gone, one way or another

Komarov does not like change. But he either has to take his visor off or wear it properly. Leo Komarov needs to fully commit to his visor. He never has before. In fact, look up, and you’ll see a visor that would protect him in Philly if the fans started throwing something, but not much else. Last night before the second game of the Leafs pre-season began — Komarov’s first appearance in the lineup — he was told he had to wear it down where it belongs. The trainer got out his screwdriver and fixed it. Komarov wore it for one shift, and then demanded that the trainer take it off....

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