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Instead of foot in mouth its hoof in mouth for Randy Carlyle
4 days, 18 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
@Archie Vanlanda @NotTheCanucksnaphook I agree with you. Martin Saint Louis is example. So is Doug Gilmour.
5 days, 2 hours ago on Morning Mashup: Drafting in the 8 spot
I thought Reimer played really well in net. Made some tremendous saves. Could not fault him on the one goal. I hope the Leafs brass keep him. With a new coach the balance of play between Bernier and Reimer would be more fairly distributed. Carlyle with the help of injuries mismanaged both. Granberg looked really solid in his first outing as a Leaf. He looks ready to be a regular. Hopefully Percy and Finn can soon follow suit. Imagine Reilly, Gardner, Granberg, Finn, Gunnersan who has been pretty solid, and Phaneuf with less playing time. Ranger there to support. I think defensively the Leafs would be better because you would have a youthful defense that can skate the puck out of the zone instead of this chipping the puck off the boards which never seems to work for the Leafs because of their terrible puck retrieval.
Everyone have a great summer! Hope we win the lottery.
1 week, 1 day ago on And that’s a wrap
I have to say the Leafs weren't horrible tonight, but the refereeing was. That call for tripping on Brodie was ridiculous. Stamkos rear skate blade made contact with Brodie's skate blade and Stamkos went down like an oak tree. Then all night every time Gardiner rushed up ice he was being slashed and hooked from behind by Tampa players and there were no calls.
1 week, 5 days ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #80, Maple Leafs at Lightning
In all fairness I think Nonis should be given the chance to finish his work creating a contender. I look at this Leaf team and there is considerable talent but no consistency. The Leafs have shown they can play and beat some of the best teams in the league on a given night and have done that this season. However, I think the problem lies in leadership both in coaching and in the players. You can have a talented group of actors in a stage production, but if the director is not a visionary and lacks people skills and leadership quality the production is going to be hobbling along with mixed reviews and such is this Leafs team.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #79, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs Winnipeg Jets 4
The reason the Leafs make so many mistakes because all the players are playing like deer in headlights. The defense are continually giving away the puck because they are not passing while in full motion skating up ice. There has to be a defensive framework to the way the team plays that breeds confidence in their own defensive zone. They are skating around like chickens with their heads cut off. I don't understand it. Randy Carlyle was a Norris winning defenseman. He has won a Stanley Cup as a coach. Are the players just not listening? There must be something wrong in the team chemistry. For one thing they don't have a strong Captain with great leadership qualities. Think of Keon, Armstrong, Sittler, Gilmour, Clark, Sundin just to name a few that could pick up a team by the bootstraps.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #79, Jets at Maple Leafs
Can't blame Carlyle for all these defensive giveaways.
@rustynail @felixjvd Forget about Miller. There are several ex-Leafs on the Blues. All stupidly traded by Leafs management.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #76, Red Wings at Maple Leafs
If the Leafs don't make the playoffs this year which is most likely the scenario, the team I would like to see win the cup is the St. Louis Blues. They have always been a classy organization since the days of Red Berenson and Barclay Plager and have never won it. I remember the great Dan Kelly doing the Blues play by play.
It's hard to come to grips about this team. However, if you think about it, this team is in this position because of mental errors. If you look back on the past ten or twelve games their losses have come due to unforced errors in their own zone. Bad decision making. And why is this? Because this is a young inexperienced team sprinkled with a few veterans. If 70 percent of your young team is making mistakes it also begins to show in the play of the older players. I think we all need to be patient with this team and not want it blown up. I think a coaching change is definitely in order. Just wait till Gardiner, Kadri, Reilly, JVR come into their own along with some of the developing talent on the Marlies such as Leivo, Abbot, Percy, Holzer, Granberg, Holland, Ashton and others. We have a lot to look forward too, but it takes time.
@LeafsManiac I have to disagree. Kessel is an excellent playmaker and has set up some beautiful goals this season. He has also developed a better backchecking game as well. I admit he looks lethargic out there, but who wouldn't be witnessing all the errors his team mates are making.
I question Franson's mind. He's at the blueline with the puck with Helm closing in on him and instead of shooting it up off the boards into the corner he tries to shoot the puck through Helm. What was he thinking?
@loomx I don't think Raymond is the problem. He has created offense for the Leafs with 19 goals. Why get rid of someone like that.
This team is awful. Secondly, Helm and Jurco are both classless divers! That call on van Reimsdyk was ridiculous. Jurco dove. And Helm diving on the play on what was to be an icing. This is bye bye Carlyle. Morgan Reilly was excellent, but why were the Leafs forwards always up above their own blueline. The defense had no one to pass to. I blame this on coaching. I'm not wasting my life for this team anymore. 47 years I've followed this team and it has hit a saturation point where I particularly don't want to waste my time watching overpaid veterans disappointing me with insipid play. I love the youth on this team but they need better guidance than what Carlyle is offering. I've had it.
Phaneuf shouldn't be making these type of costly decisions.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #75, Maple Leafs at Flyers
Both Montreal and Phiiadelphia are filled with divers.
Lupul was pushed from behind, This officiating is mediocre!
Giroux is a fucking diver!
@Burtonboy @felixjvd I hope you are right. But it won't happen with Reimer in goal. His positioning on many of these goals has been deadly.
4 weeks ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #73, Maple Leafs at Devils
@rockydundas @Radar O'Rielly @felixjvd I can't imagine they beat the Blues.
Anyone on this forum think the Leafs can beat St. Louis Tuesday night?
I'm fed up with Carlyle's stubborn decision making. Why did he start Reimer when he could have used Mcintyre who in the end looked so much more solid in net. Is the man that stupid? Leafs could have won this game with the backup.
@DJBrianBurke @felixjvd If you know the nature of NHL officiating you don't put yourself in that position with less than 8 minutes to play when the goalie can play contact like that
to his advantage.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #72, Canadiens at Maple Leafs
@TheCanucksnaphook @felixjvd you don't have to be insulting! If you watched the replay he made no effort to stop and brought his stick up into Price's head
It's over friends. 3-3 and van Reimsdyk makes that fucking selfish boneheaded hit on Price. What was he thinking. He may have cost his team the playoffs! I'm disgusted.
I thought the Leafs were screwed by bad officiating! And Lupul and Clarkson might as well be pylons out there. Both of them took costly penalties and are providing no offense. Just offensive play. They better turn their games around otherwise the playoffs are a pipe dream. There is trouble when the offensive weapon on the team is a defenseman. (Gardiner) who is showing signs of brilliance.
1 month ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #71, Lightning at Maple Leafs
If the Leafs can't beat the AHL Red Wings there is no hope in the playoffs, that is if they make the playoffs. And what has happened to Kessel? He is making bad decisions all over the ice. Most unlike him.
1 month ago on Shark Club Game Day: Game #70, Maple Leafs at Red Wings