Another thing not mentioned here, but mentioned on TV, was the fact the Leafs were a miserable under 30% on the face-offs. You are always chasing the puck and never get offensive thrusts.
22 hours, 53 minutes ago on Game Review: Game #32, Carolina Hurricanes 4 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 1
@wendelsfist @mr_hanie $3 million cap hit...too rich for Leafs now.
1 day, 15 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Polak returning, Shooting for Seven
I see former Leaf Viktor Stalberg on waivers now....would Leafs pick him ???
1 day, 16 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Polak returning, Shooting for Seven
@dlb, just dlb Not rocket science, Leafs have better depth this year. Teams cannot win with 1 or 2 good players. I feel bad for Taylor Hall, taking the blame for Oilers bad scouting. He is even getting personal hate now for Taylor Hall, calling him out as lazy and stupid...by fans
1 day, 22 hours ago on Thursday Mashup: Polak returning, Shooting for Seven
I noticed Phaneuf has adjusted his game. He does not have foot speed anymore so he has compensated by better positioning and just chipping the puck off the boards if there is no outlet pass. He is playing like a stay at home D - man. Very effective.
2 days, 22 hours ago on Game Review: Game #31, Maple Leafs 6 vs. Anaheim Ducks 2
@Xxxxxnew @mr_hanie I think he will take over in New Jersey after Lou retires.....
3 days, 19 hours ago on Tuesday Mashup: Ducks in town
I wonder if Brian Burke wants a real challenge, he takes on the GM job with the Oilers. I believe his contract with Calgary is up soon.
I see Taylor Hall taking a lot of flak from the press. Calling him out as lazy, does not back-check and gives the puck away.....should be traded, etc....seems the best player is always hated on a bad team.....
Oilers goaltending has been brutal this year, as the goalie coach got canned recently, Oilers have to trade for a goalie, or else no coach can survive there.....
Ted Nolan has worse players in Buffalo than Oilers have, and he seems to be turning the Sabres around. If Ted Nolan had those Oiler players he probably could have a better record, than Eakins.
4 days, 17 hours ago on Monday Mashup: We’re Streaking
Franson should never be on during the last minute of any period.
5 days, 13 hours ago on GDT: Game #30, Los Angeles Kings at Toronto Maple Leafs (5 p.m., SNO)
It was nice to see Gardner take the body more playing a more physical game last night. Hope he can keep playing that style.
5 days, 23 hours ago on Game Review: Game #29, Toronto Maple Leafs 4 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1
@Yaknowwhat Gardiner is my favorite Leaf to watch in the offensive zone, so much high side still.
Franson is playing over his head, he is exposed too much playing in the top 2. Franson is an ideal number 5.
1 week ago on Game Review: Game #28, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs. Detroit Red Wings 1 (SO)
Call me old school , but I have no problem with the Leaf forwards on this team this season. I think its the play of our defensemen who will determine if we make the playoffs. We cannot always win every game by scoring 5 goals.
1 week, 4 days ago on Leafs Notebook – December 8
Just imagine if Carlyle was coach of the Sens, their record would be even worse....
1 week, 4 days ago on Monday Mashup: Flames and Wings This Week
@Luke_R Refs are really helping the Sens, cannot believe how bad the referees are game to game
1 week, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #26, Toronto Maple Leafs 5 vs. Vancouver Canucks 2
@wendelsfist @mr_hanie He may also turn into Alexander Daigle
I really wanted Leafs to trade for Yakupov, but after watching a few Oiler games, I changed my mind...seems like a real floater, maybe Eakins cannot convince him to change.
@Optimustic @Cameron19 Yakupov likes to hang around center ice, does not go back in his own zone, plays like a figure skater....
@Knights2Leafs Franson still gives the puck away , still scares me in the defensive zone
Philips gave the puck away just like Gardiner does along the boards and Canucks score....
@Yaknowwhat Franson seems to be playing above his level, I wonder if can keep it up for 82 games,or its just an aberation.
@Yaknowwhat Gardiner is such a beautiful skater that he has the speed to recover sometimes. He is a lighting rod no doubt about it.
@Xxxxxnew @Scotty_8 @Dogger Maple Leaf Gardens was like sitting in a church, Everybody had to dress in a suit and tie.
@Yaknowwhat You mean like Kessel, who can carry a dozen eggs around.
@Knights2Leafs Gardiner seems like a tireless skater and he would be very creative with the puck no matter how long his shifts are
@Xxxxxnew @mr_hanie I just love watching Gardiner rushing and stick handling in the offensive zone.
If some smart coach converts Gardiner to forward, he will be hailed as a career saver for Gardiner.
@Yaknowwhat People will get mad...Rielly according to many posters will be better than Drew Doughty
O'Rielly is the most over rated and overpaid player in the league. The hype on him is down right embarrassing on this site.
1 week, 6 days ago on Game Review: Game #25, New Jersey Devils 5 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 3
If Kadri impresses on the power play as a point man, kudos to Spott, who may offer more fresh ideas than Carlyle.
3 weeks ago on Friday Mashup: Not Enough Games This Week
I like like Kadri on the point on the PP>He will lose the draw if he takes face-offs so being on the point gives Leafs more zone time on the PP. Leafs PP is very predictable and easy to play against now due to pre-scouting.
Kadri played great this game. Hope the talk of Ryan O'Rielly stops. Maybe the most overated and overpaid player in the league.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on GDT: Game #22, Toronto Maple Leafs vs Pittsburgh Penguins (7:30, SN)
Lots of goals on Bernier high glove just like Reimer.
Watching the Mar lies and Frattin looking ordinary does not look like he will be back in the NHL.
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Game Review: Game #21, Toronto Maple Leafs 4, Detroit Red Wings 1
Where is the pipeline to the Mar lies . Leaf scouts sleeping again ????
Oilers Should fire their entire scouting staff. They picked the default 1st round picks and nothing after.
People who want Leafs to tank, yes there is slew on this site, can clearly see, that a franchise like the Maple Leafs can never do that. TWO big losses and it's a national disaster.
Spezza will be the next Dany Heatley.
4 weeks ago on Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2
Leafs defense have the forwards coming back for easy outlet passes this game
4 weeks, 1 day ago on GDT: Game #20, Tampa Bay Lightning vs Toronto Maple Leafs (7:30pm, TSN4)
The last 2 games, I have never seen Phaneuf, Franson, Gardiner and Reilly play like crap all at once. They play bad games individually, but all at once ????
1 month ago on Game Review: Game #19, Nashville Predators 9, Toronto Maple Leafs 2
@mike_84 By the worst GM in Blue Jay history, another mess
1 month ago on GDT: Game #19, Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Nashville Predators (7:30 p.m., TSN4)
It seems Carlyle has lost the room, players just do not care anymore......
@ingy56 Leafs defence has been brutal these games
Franson and Phaneuf are brutal together
Caryle will not be fired by Nonis...Nonis is George Cope's man
I want Gardiner moved to forward...please
Even under Ron Wilson Leafs had scoring chances, under Carlyle very seldom
Somebody said Phaneuf may be the next Wade Redden...hope not
The good thing the past couple of weeks is Holland. He is going to challenge Kadri for ice time. It's too bad that Kadri cannot kill penalties like Holland who worked on his defensive game.
1 month ago on Game Review: Game #18, Buffalo Sabres 6 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs 2