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That's why I say keep the coach and get rid of the floaters...this team needs some players that want to win. You can have all the leadership and direction in the world; it does no good if the group refuses to follow.
4 days, 2 hours ago on And that’s a wrap
I am not sure that leadership can be affective if the youth group is not receptive to the teachings...you can teach all you want, if the pupil is laughing up his sleeve at your advice the problem may be with the student.
1 week, 2 days ago on Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?
@oldhockeyfan Oh there is a system and when the team plays it they play well; the problem is that they constantly abandon it to free wheel.
I don't see it that way; our guys think they are too talented to compete...they leave the zone early constantly and never bother to compete for a loose puck. They're like spoiled brats who think they know better...they have bought into their own hype.
A leaf fan looks at the Edmonton situation and thinks that the players are over payed spoiled brats who are ignoring the advice of a good coach to pad their own offensive stats...the same fan looks at Toronto's situation and thinks that we have an out of touch coach who won't play to the players strengths...
Gardner can't play defense to save his life; how are you going to use him on the 1st pairing
2 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #77, Maple Leafs 3 vs. Flames 2
@Yaknowwhat @jcg_4@Burtonboy@loomx@Great Dane
just my pet peeve about this page, too many people present their opinions as fact
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Nonis’ expectations, an “exhaustive” Carlyle review
@Burtonboy @jcg_4@Yaknowwhat@loomx@Great Dane
I doubt even the reporters believe it , they are just interested in hits
It just bothers me when people spew what they believe as fact...it is not fact...merely an opinion
That kind of shit is not reporting facts; it's spewing creative writing to sell papers.
@Burtonboy @Yaknowwhat@loomx@Great Dane
Did you read that in the gossip columns or just make it up
@deedrag you mean players like Getzlaf and Perry who give Carlisle the credit for helping them become great pros or Bobby Ryan, who hates Carlisle but still begrudgingly admits that Carlisle made a better player.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Poll: Now What?
When the Leafs use to do what Calgary is doing now, you know, playing like demons once they were eliminated, did we think our coach was the greatest and our captain was the best. I don't think so...we said the always played their best when the games didn't mater any more, when the pressure was off. So what's different in this case. Only Burke could get away with saying Bob Hartley and coach of the year with a straight face.
I know that a lot of you guys have quit around here but if you look at Columbus and Washington's remaining games, their schedules are not that easy. I know the leafs are playing like crap lately but I think there still might be a chance
@rockydundas @jcg_4 they are going to need time; last year people were saying that about Ashton but look at the progress he is making. People are screaming for him to be up with the big club now. I find it funny that everybody praises the Wings for the way they leave there players in the minors for a long time until they are good and ready but when T O does it they are a bunch of idiots.
@rockydundas @jcg_4I would say most of the 2nd line and Raymond for starters. The point I was making with the Marlies is that this is the direction the team is drafting; big guys that can control the puck.
I don't think that Carlisle or Nonis for that mater, are going anywhere. Have you guys watched the Marlies play; they play Randy Carlisle hockey...all puck possession and the cycle down low. I think there will be a shake up and the players that wouldn't conform to Carlisle's instruction will be cleared out.
no coach will be successful here with these players; they don't follow the game plan, they just do what they want...blow the zone early, bail on the back check, wait for somebody else to do the dirty work and constantly cherry pick. They justify it with their offensive numbers and their popularity in the press...blue and white disease is running rampant again in T O again
2 weeks, 4 days ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #76, Red Wings at Maple Leafs
@loomx @Black_Hawk@Pazzuzzuyeah...cause Dineen was so successful in Florida
I find it funny; when we beat teams like the Ducks or the Kings , it's because this team has heart...but when we lose to teams like the Blue Jackets or the Capitals , it's because Carlisle's system sucks.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 24
@Cameron19 I don't think what Carlisle said was wrong and I believe there was a method to his comment...most competitors play better when they are angry and have a point to prove. Who knew that Reimer would sulk and piss away his chance.
3 weeks, 3 days ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #73, Maple Leafs at Devils