the acquisition I'll never forget it it was the Friday July 1st at 6:55 we were signing off and by the way we are so spent at that time of the day been there all day he's been there since 7:00 or 8:00 in the morning we went on air at 11:00 mm-hmm you're part of that whole show the whole day then you come over and do radio for three hours yes and and we had talked about all the different moves and a lot of the inaction quite frankly and then all of a sudden it starts leaking out Oh her foots been traded to the leaves that's an interesting move what's up with this guy and then by the time we get off the air you find out Tyson Berry's a part of it and I think it's a result because of the timing almost like a news dump trade on a late Friday afternoon because of the Mitch Marner stuff like everything was about offer sheet cuz aho it signed his that day and what was gonna happen with Mitch and because of who went the other way Nasim Kadri and how much of an impact he's had on this market and this team and his history here not sure the impact that Barry could have on this team was really analyzed enough which is shocking for a market like this but we over I analyzed everything but another factor was Kauai right right like as much as you like Oh interesting deal what's up with Kauai isn't come and he flew into town the next week you know and he was still hanging over the city so you had marner and Kauai and the euphoria of the Rattlers winning and everything that was going on there and Tyson berry is a legit piece like legit piece and potentially a real you know pivotal part of any success they're gonna have this year so take that role of offensive defenseman and you know they can get better playing defensively because they're so talented the skill and it's when they learn to use their feet to play defense that they get really good and we watched it in particular a couple years ago when Carlson had that run in the playoffs in Ottawa he was playing unbelievable defense because of his feet and his stick and his smarts they have those components that's what makes them elite offensively if they're willing to use those same three traits on defense then they're gonna be really good and so you get a player like a Tyson berry he's in Colorado Colorado think about them with Patrick when he would have started right go go go and everything is a hundred miles an hour up speed and if you're willing to do it and learn it and Kerfoot saying don't underestimate him defensively because he's better defensively but if he's not asked to be then what is not your first choice yeah you know I used to I used to really I used to laugh we bring young guys in the league and they'd say you know the coaches at sidle up to you and say you gotta help this kid out he's really not very good defensively and I'd look and say he said the puck is whole life teach him no kidding like it's not his fault yeah he's had the puck his whole life and you know what you knew is a really good example that is Mitch miner Mitch Marner had the puck his whole life whenever he chose to but in the last year and a half all of a sudden now he's killing penalties he's taken a high interest level than that he bat checks and bat pressures as well as any player in the league does he steals pucks because that's fun you know he it's deep playing defense with his offensive talents sneaking up behind somebody on our mouths now and still in the pot you could consider that an offensive ability but it's a defensive play and you know I think a player like Tyson Barry's 28 years old and and this isn't a player who splashed in the league at 20 and dominated oakum a while he went through the minor leagues and you know he played and he worked his way up and what was gonna get him to the National Hockey League was his elite offensive ability and the game changed in a nice way – nice time for him were the commodity of that elite offensive defenseman and the smaller defenseman just blossomed so now he's in the league he's fully established an offensive player and a solid defender who by the way with a lot of attention and a willingness can be way better defensively well and if you go back and look at at the the tape and look at the game sheet when they were in the playoffs and when they went through Calgary he was playing more minutes than anybody and matchup minutes he was getting matchup minutes he was out there against the Goudreau line at times when you play 24 or 25 minutes you're gonna go out there you're out there against the bigs everybody so he is he's used to being a number one guy mm-hmm you know he's not headman he's not doubt he's not one of those guys but he's it probably may be a right shouted Morgan Rielly or slightly improved right shot Jake Gardner you know it would be interesting to see them play together and the reason I say that no Mike Keenan you know who coached me for four years played his best to defenseman together do you think Babcock would ever do it but just think of the theory of that he played Brad McCrimmon with mark Howell and I had a long talk with about him one time because we were talking but you know our balance we played we played a lot of nights for defenseman a lot of nights and we talked about splitting those two up and you know and I had an unusual conversation with her relationship with Mike because I could have these conversations and he convinced me that each one of their jobs was easier because of the other one that was on the ice so you know think about Morgan Reilly's job would be way easier if Tyson berry go back and get the puck half the time and so then he said then I can play them more I can play them more because because they don't feel like they're carrying a defense pair they don't feel like they're the guy they don't feel like can the offensive guy I've got to go every play it was either McCrimmon or how that went it was either procurement or how that defended I mean they kill penalties they played the power play they were elite elite defenseman and I think Brad McCrimmon was as good a partner as there ever was in the NHL a partner to a superstar if you look at the defense when he played with from Ray Bourque to mark how to Gary Souter to Chris Pronger to Nick Lidstrom Hall of Fame Hall of Fame how crazy is that that's not bad how crazy is that list well I mean now that's an interesting philosophy he is interesting because if you apply it in this era I don't know you know the games faster now it was it was heavier then I was heavier then it might be easier now it might be more skating but as much battling could you get more minutes out of Morgan Rielly and Tyson berry playing them together cuz each of their jobs was easier and they had the puck more when they're on the ice well I would use what we've seen in the past to suggest that probably won't happen with Babcock because Reilly and Gardner very rarely played together yeah but I don't see that as the same first of all it's not left shot left shot right job buddy Lee likes right yes Bowl a ball outside similar qualities you know pock skater you know ice and berries event has been than J card I agree but if you wouldn't do it with a guy right lessor why would he do it with a guy who's even better I just because he might feel that they're capable of doing it and they're capable of being a one-one mm-hmm I think it'd be an interesting thought see those are the kind of things I that the thing is who's gonna play the role of Zaitsev can Cody CC do that with the minutes because when you look at what the the Leafs didn't in the playoffs he put Mazda insights have up against the Bergeron line predominantly right and it opened up Riley to to not be as you know burdened with who he's going up against and maybe you not play as many heavy minutes if you've got Riley with with Barry you've got to play them against everybody if you're gonna be playing them each 23 or 24 minutes a night they're gonna have to get some tougher matchups right but who is Muzzin gonna play with because like muslins is a safety valve muslins a guy he got him in for a full year I think Babcock's gonna embrace that he's gonna utilize him but who is gonna play it could very well be Cody sees it might have to be it could be you know unless it's gonna be Dermot when he comes back but you know these are all these are all question marks that we're gonna get answers to in a couple of months but you know I do think yeah we thought of running those two defenseman I would really well if you're down a goal you know the third period plan for sure but that again has not been Babcock SEMO he's been a guy that is he sticks to a lineup regardless of the scoreboard he just pumps out the same rotation same rotation and I think I gotta believe that was a part of the conversation with the front office in between the confirmation that he was coming back you know the end of the season and the confirmation that he's definitely coming back that no more of this fourth line getting minutes with five minutes to go when you're a little bit intrigued with the haensi conversation like can we trust you if we bring him back up yeah and you know what Marlo I think is well although out that number they had to unload all right that was that was more of a financial move and then Hanes he got Hanes he got two years didn't you not make it like two and a half good for ya good listen head for him take take it while you can you

Should the Leafs pair Tyson Barrie with Morgan Rielly?
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27 thoughts on “Should the Leafs pair Tyson Barrie with Morgan Rielly?

  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    U cant pre-determine how chemistry will work till you see it on the ice

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    The answer to the title of this vid is a hard NO to start the season.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Muzzen ceci Barre rileay

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Leafs should have never let Kadhri go for a defenceman who becomes a UFA in 1 year. WTF Kyle dufuss

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Trade Reilly for someone else pull some DeRozan move

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Super happy for Ron Hainsey. Secure that bag for as long as you can

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Whose going to play d then? Lol no.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I love how Toronto media makes everybody who come there out to be the next Wayne Gretzky or Bobby Orr, Barrie is a Second pairing defenseman at Best

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    If you had a deeper defense core you could certainly pair Morgan and Tyson. Sadly, the Leafs dont have a very deep D core, until we trade Marner for 2 studs on the back end and a pick

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Usually has the reverse effect by having two offensive defensemen on the same pairing unless on the PP does it not? Would probably be smarter splitting them

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    bryan hayes show is terrible guy sucks

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Reilly n barrie going to set career highs.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I get what Poulin is saying and that's all well and good, but I'm not sure it's the smart play. What's better? 24:00 minutes per game of Rielly/Barrie together or like 48 minutes a game with one of these two guys on the ice. That means, at most, only like ~15 minutes of the game we're missing an elite offensive defenseman on the ice. I think the latter makes us an absolute nightmare to defend with the quality of forwards we're gonna turn back at the opposition. Also, logically, in my head, Barrie goes with Muzzin because Rielly is the best of the 3. He's the most likely to be able to carry his pairing – as he's done with Hainsey for years.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Trade nylander to the canes for pesci. We get our d man and cap 3.5 cap space …

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I still think the leafs should try to sign gardener , cheap cheap,!, , maybe 3 3.5 . 25 million at 7 yrs… make that offer

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    That's why we got him da. If he does not work well with Morgan then his value is not great so then you try barrie with muzzin

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    That would be retarded

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I'm hoping they play around with it this year…seeing how the raps used the reg season to toy around with lineups and how the injuries of Gardiner and Dermott screwed us over (plus Kadri)should convince Babs that the reg season is a warm-up for the playoffs and we need to be versatile

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Babcock is too stupid to try new things.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Power Play 4 sure take a few games for the new look D to get settled pre season doesn't really help so on paper sure but paper isn't ice.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Leafs fans: Tyson Barrie is so sick he is gonna be a great defenseman for toronto!!! Lets go
    Leafs fans 1 game into the playoffs: TYSON BARRIE IS THE WORST DEFENCEMAN EVER OMG TRADE HIM RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Took me 2 seconds to confirm that hainsey makes 3.5!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    I think ideally they’d split up Muzzin, Reilly, and Barrie onto three separate parings similar to how San Jose splits up EK, Burns, and Vlasic.

    One guy to anchor each pairing playing with a complimentary partner.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Rielly Ceci
    Muzzin Barrie

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    The Maple leafs have built the greatest team in the history of the NHL this year

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  • July 30, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Slightly improved my ass, he's a vastly improved Jake Gardiner.

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