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Josh Leivo tallied the only shootout goal in Vancouver's 4-3 win over the Blues in St. Louis. 1:18

"I've shown I can score in this league," stated Leivo. "That has to remain in the back of my head. I was still getting some points.

"There was a little aggravation every now and then that would come out."

Leivo valued that even when he wasn't scoring, the lines of interaction remained open in between him and the Canucks training personnel.

"The chances were coming, they saw that," he said. "They stayed on me, kept the pressure on.

"At the same time, they exist to support, reveal video, show great things. It kept me positive. Finally, that little dry spell broke and it started to turn."

Management was a revolving door while Leivo was in Toronto. Leivo reacted to the trade with 4 objectives in his first 9 video games. Leivo is deployed as a top-six forward in Vancouver."I've shown I can score in this league," said Leivo. Leivo, in a Nov., 2018 game with Leafs, is stopped on a breakaway by Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid.
Leivo, in a Nov., 2018 game with Leafs, is stopped on a breakaway by Devils goalie Keith Kinkaid.(Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press)

Even though he might not have actually been scoring, Leivo was still playing the style of video game coach Travis Green desired.

"We had some positive conversations, [we've] had some conversation that are sometimes a little more difficult," said Green. "He's a man who likes feedback with his play. We attempt to provide it to him.

"When he's on top of his video game, he's an effective gamer for us. With many injuries right now in our forward group, we need our guys to be dialed in and playing their best hockey right now. I believe he's been respectable lately."

Vancouver forwards Tyler Motte (upper body), Micheal Ferland (concussion), Brandon Sutter (groin) and Jay Beagle (lower body) are all out with injuries.

No criticism for Babcock

Because Babcock's Nov. 20 shooting, stories have actually emerged crucial of his training design and treatment of gamers.

Leivo was amazed by Babcock's dismissal however didn't use any specific criticism of the coach.

"It's just the way it goes in the service," he stated. "When a team is having a couple of battles, sometimes things like that take place. It's simply business."

NHL training has actually come under the microscopic lense in the wake of the Calgary Flames' Bill Peters resignation following claims he used a racial slur against a previous gamer. The Chicago Blackhawks are now examining the conduct of assistant Marc Crawford following reports of verbal and physical abuse.

Green didn't wish to speak straight about other incidents but said he thinks communication is the essential to training.

"I have had a lot of coaches in my past that were incredibly hard however likewise really caring," he said. "Caring for your players is essential.

"Coaching is 'how do you get them to play their finest?' It's different for each gamer. There are still times when you are going to be a little sterner with a player. That's probably never going to change. I'm a big follower in communication and talking with your players, being truthful and open with them."

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It felt good. I attempted to accept that and embrace it."The Leafs see Vancouver on Tuesday night. "It's simply another video game,"

stated Leivo."We wish to get another win.