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07:05  07 december  2018
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Babcock: 'Significant pieces not here, and they will be'

Babcock: 'Significant pieces not here, and they will be' Mike Babcock raised some eyebrows on Thursday when asked to assess his team so far this season. "Obviously (I'm) ecstatic," the Toronto Maple Leafs head coach told reporters, including TSN's Mark Masters. "Any way you look at it, we've (gotten) off to a good start. We think our team's going to get better. We have significant pieces not here and they will be here." That may have simply been optimism, or just a prediction rather than an update. Either way, Babcock was clearly referring to holdout William Nylander and the injured Auston Matthews.

Babcock , however, believes Nylander is capable of handing out even more gifts although the coach readily admits it won’t be easy. “Don’t get me wrong One of those chats appeared to happen before practice started on Wednesday as Babcock and Nylander skated together in deep discussion before

NYLANDER _CONTRACT Nylander Leafs contract Uploaded by: Tierney, Allison (GRAPHIC BY BRAYDON Career Leaf is what Babcock said, after suggesting repeatedly over recent weeks that Nylander Nylander : “That was probably the first time I talked to Kyle by myself. That meant a lot.

Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock believes William Nylander's first game of the season went as well as it could have, given the circumstances.

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Nylander made his season debut Thursday night after ending his contract stalemate Saturday. He played just 12:29, but Babcock said he liked what he saw, and admitted the forward may have been thrown into the fire a little prematurely.

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Unfair business practices encompass fraud, misrepresentation, and oppressive or unconscionable acts or practices by business, often against consumers and are prohibited by law in many countries. For instance, in the European Union

Considering his strong play of late, he understands why his name is being linked to trade talk. "That's probably the worst part." Briere also uses some low-tech props, including a pair of mannequins to - Per Babcock , Matt Hunwick missed practice for maintenance. Last week, the veteran defenceman

"I thought Willy was fine," Babcock said. "It was probably unfair for me - we had the bus thing that happened, we were supposed to practice together, we never even gave the guy a practice. We wanted to get him in. You've got two guys on that line, one coming back from injury (Auston Matthews) and one who hasn't played. In the end, we had an opportunity, we felt, to get going.

"We tried to get going. It has nothing to do with Willy, it has to do with me and trying to win the game, that's all ... I want him to play a ton, I just want to get him out there and get him going. Any time you've missed that amount of hockey, it's going to be hard for him."

After playing 10:22 through the first two periods, Nylander was limited to just 2:07 in the final frame, not seeing the ice for the final 11:37 of the third period and overtime.

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After practice , Babcock discussed the new lines, Matthews, and plans for tomorrow. On Matthews, Babcock said the medical science department One more (opinionated) note about Nylander and the fannish desire to see him play centre. My advice is to watch the games . Because I’ve seen him take

Nylander, for his part, was satisfied with his performance, all things considered.

"It felt OK, there's a lot of differences from practicing by yourself and with the team back home," Nylander said. "I started feeling better, legs were OK, so it felt like an OK first game."

The 22-year-old should finally get some practice reps in on Friday before the Maple Leafs ship out to Boston for a meeting with the Bruins on Saturday night.

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Babcock: Playing Nylander without practice was 'probably unfair'

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BOSTON—His full lineup — almost a dream team — finally assembled, all Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock needs to do is find a way to keep his players healthy. With William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen involved in a car accident on their way to the airport Friday, and Auston Matthews’ physically manhandled into the boards on Thursday, it may be easier said than done. While some within the locker room made light of the accident, Nylander took a serious tone. “Just happy everyone was OK after,” said Nylander, whose Volvo S-60 was severely damaged on the passenger side. “Everyone is feeling OK. Me and Kappy are good.” Nylander said the other driver and passenger were OK as well.

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