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Forum: Toronto Maple Leafs19 sept. à 16 h 52
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>MatthewsFan</b></div><div><img class="for_img" src="https://i0.wp.com/novacapsfans.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/48B281F6-5750-4307-80E9-74A8557F08FE.jpeg?w=653&amp;ssl=1" alt="48B281F6-5750-4307-80E9-74A8557F08FE.jpeg?w=653&amp;ssl=1">

I mean for a guy who doesn't get hardly on PP time and yes, shelter mins, he has not disappointed in the time given to him. He averaged 16:58 per game last season (sixth among Toronto defensemen). While he did not have as heavy a workload, Sandin was playing behind Morgan Reilly, T.J. Brodie, Jake Muzzin, and eventually Mark Giordano.

Last season, Sandin posted five goals, 16 points, a +9 rating, a 54.69% five-on-five Corsi-for percentage, a 58.28% five-on-five expected goals-for percentage, and a 58.17% five-on-five scoring chances-for percentage. The 1:21 per game that he averaged on the power play ranked third among Maple Leafs defensemen.

<strong>Sandin has not posted a five-on-five Corsi-for percentage lower than 52.41% or a scoring chances-for percentage lower than 52.66% in each of his three NHL seasons in addition to a five-on-five expected goals-for percentage of least 55.05% in each of his first two full ones.</strong>

For me, you only resign Giordano if you plan on moving Muzzin. I might be in the minority here, but I would gladly give Gio's min to Sandin and let him continue to develop. Now we are in the positoin we are now where the is no real spot for him to play, unless it is the right side (IF you trade Holl) and he has not looked comfortable playing there.

I totally get why he is holding out.</div></div>

All the things you posted are true but what's also true is that he's still only good enough and earned the 3rd pairing spot.

Until a spot is available, I don't know how Sandin plays this season.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aadoyle</b></div><div>Pretty excited in general to watch the goaltending duo as honestly its almost a mirror image of what we were projecting out of the Campbell/Mrazek tandem.

Now is there risk with them yes but the upside both these guys have is a gamble you gotta take. And even if both dont do great a year of Murray is easier to move on from vs. 5 years of Campbell. Going back to Campbell I know people are upset but imagine we sign him to that deal and uh oh he is Dec-March campbell all over again fans would be pissed. Or heck lets say we signed Kuemper or traded for Gibson and neither of those guys did well. Leafs would be stuck with a big fat anchor of a deal for 4+ years and that wouldnt be great. Still laugh at the fact we finished 4th in the NHL with 4 months of 0.893 goaltending. Like we had to have Kallgren come in and be the Messiah for us at one point. So even if Murray and Samsonov finish with a 0.905 and 0.902 watch the Leafs finish first in the Atlantic or something crazy like that

Now moving to the goalies

Sammy is 25 and goalies usually dont peak until 28 so hes got time. If he rebounds Leafs got a young starter for years to come and thats something this franchise needs to build on and has missed out on for a long time. Had a bad year with Washington but is young and has the toolset to be good.

Murray to me is fascinating. I just dont think Ottawa was a fit and he heavily hinted at that in his Hi Toronto interview. If this guy can rebound or heck just give average goaltending Leafs are set. And if in the playoffs we can get the Murray of old oh man were in for some fun as this is a guy that can save a game 7 series. Plus paid nothing to get him and got some assets would I have liked more yes but it was pretty evident to bring in a third team would have meant giving up something big for them to get involved and that really doesnt make a lot of sense.</div></div>

I want to be hopeful that Murray is at least going to be average for the Leafs but... the fear of him just not being good enough to be any type of NHL quality goaltender is quite high for me.

At least Samsonov is young and can rebound but I'm really wondering what Dubas was thinking last off-season and this off-season goaltending wise.
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>aadoyle</b></div><div>Kallgren was fine and honestly he brought something we desperatly needed

Stability

Will just let this headline sum it up

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Erik Kallgren might be at the top of the Maple Leafs' goalie pipeline. 💪<a href="https://twitter.com/nickbarden?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">@nickbarden</a> breaks down Toronto's North American goaltending prospects and why the future might not be so bad. 👇<a href="https://t.co/X0ozDdc7TA" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://t.co/X0ozDdc7TA</a> <a href="https://t.co/llcrBtk64o" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">pic.twitter.com/llcrBtk64o</a></p>— The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) <a href="https://twitter.com/TLNdc/status/1531733504135794688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">May 31, 2022</a></blockquote>



And its not wrong when he got support and when he was in the zone he was really good. But like any goalie if his team didnt come to play well he was doomed

Like Comrie played 19 games and yes looked good but whats the guarantee he does it again. Better to stick with what we know works vs the unknown. As Kallgren could easily do that next year</div></div>

I'm not against Kallegren being the backup but I think by having in the role early will definitely hurt his chances at becoming more than a backup. That is my only concern for this young player.
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Thanks for tagging me on this topic.

I think Keefe is doing things only slightly better than Babcock was during his time with the team. Babcock's lack of in-game adjustments was very evident and even frustrating and so the comparison here in that area is kind of the same for me.

When you have home ice advantage and can't find ways to get Matthews or Marner (not necessarily together) away from some of the matchups Tampa, Montreal and Columbus wanted, as a coach that's on you.

Now, about Marner specifically: I had a conversation with a friend on Marner and he pointed out that even though the effort is there 100% of the time, the results are not necessarily great. What did he mean by that? He gave a few examples and I'll share one here. He said that on the powerplay, Marner just is not as effective as he would be if this roster had a threatening shot from the point. He went onto say that makes Marner less effective because teams just focus on locking down passes to Matthews and suddenly Marner loses the leverage of being dangerous on the powerplay. I thought alot about this point in particular and the more I think about it, the more glaring it seems.

Now what I'd like players to think about for the rest of the off-season: is scoring 60 goals important? Is racking up 100+ points important? Is winning games 7-6 important vs winning games 3-1? Is winning playoff rounds important? At what point do you put team success ahead of personal success? This is directly questions for Matthews and Marner because they wanted to play with each other through this past season. Perhaps that hurt the team overall, perhaps it didn't. Something to think about.
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