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@FrankFerrant but his fucked-up d system has been just as costly. most shots against ever, enough said.
1 week, 1 day ago on Poll: Who do you want as the Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs?
@Mitch_S2 @TheCanucksnaphook @sharkbabysitter no it isn't. carlyle hockey is collapse in front of the net and not have the wingers on the half-boards to break the puck out. and then wonder why the puck isn't getting broken out.
1 week, 6 days ago on Thursday Mashup: Bruins in town, Verhaeghe signs, Ranger named Leafs’ Masterton nominee
this is gonna sound terrible, but i don't want the leafs to make the playoffs. that'll keep carlyle's system afloat. fuck that. get someone in who plays old-school, cover the point defense. like boston, and every other successful team.
@DeclanK @CanuckUKinToronto the forwards aren't on the half-wall for the breakout because they're down low in front of the net instead of in position. if they were covering the points, they'd be on the hash-marks for the breakout pass.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Poll: Now What?
@dontcallmeshirley d zone systems and the fact that we have the worst shots against in history. jesus. why isn't this the only thing people are talking about? why isn't the media drilling carlyle on this instead of talking about his fucking relationship with reimer.
i don't think we're in as bad a shape as everyone's saying. our front end is actually strong. i think our demise is coach driven. biggest problems:
1) a defensive system that allowed more shots against in a single season than anyone else in NHL history. how can we properly execute anything else when we're hemmed in our zone the whole game chasing the puck like tim bits. even if the shots are "from the outside and not dangerous" (bullshit), it takes our mojo away to have a team cycle the puck on us at will. Swarm defence is the stupidest system i have ever seen.
2) not running four lines regularly to keep the energy up. burning everyone out.
3) keep the game fun. Ryan getzlaf said carlyle was the only coach he's had who took the fun out of hockey. you can see this in the players.
address these 3 issues (and bring back komarov) and it could be a whole new ballgame without a major core shakeup. goodbye RC. your stubbornness and refusal to adapt sealed your fate.
@Jordan29 i agree about the law of averages though. we can't be outshot 2-1 every game and feel good about winning. we knew it would catch up. and i'm glad it has, so we can address the problems. if we made the playoffs, carlyle would get another year, and he doesn't deserve it. his defensive system is the biggest problem, and has been all year. first became glaringly evident in game 7 against boston
@Pent_House @Yaknowwhat come on. we got him for $1 mill. great deal.
2 weeks, 4 days ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #76, Red Wings at Maple Leafs
i'm still amazed that the only discussion in town isn't RC's faulty defensive system and the fact that we're going to have the most shots against in the history of the NHL.
show us you can adapt, Randy!!! Show us tonight!!!
@CanuckUKinToronto yup. i've been saying it since the boston series last year. carlyle's fucking swarm system is ridiculous. wingers have to take the points, which will kill their cycle, and put the wingers in position for the breakout. fuck me. how can't they see this?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Decline of Dion Phaneuf
good write up. what i hate most about phaneuf is that he won't be the first on the puck in the corner. he won't take the hit, then come out with the puck. he lets the other guy go first, then smothers him, pussy style. none our defenceman on the olympic team did this. it's really uninspiring to have our captain play this way. plus he doesn't move his feet or look like he's hustling ever. i really wish he wasn't the captain. it sends a bad message to everyone.
little late to the party, but great write up on the defensive system problems, Alec. It really is the elephant in the room. how are we supposed to execute any other part of our game confidently when we're getting 40 shots against every night. i heard somewhere that we're on pace to have the 3rd worst shots against in the history of the nhl. back to old school D, Randy. cover the points to break the cycle, and so the wingers are in position to break it out. a blind man could see this is what we have to do.
3 weeks ago on Joffrey Lupul: Also confounded by Leafs’ defensive system
@LeafsManiac @Murph2417 what you say is 100 per cent true. phaneuf is an awful face for this team
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Game Review: Game #74, Blues 5 at Maple Leafs 3
49 shots against. once again. nothing else needs to be said.
3 weeks, 1 day ago on @SharkClubDundas Game Day: Game #74, Blues at Maple Leafs
@The_Real_Nonis could not agree more. his fucking collapse system has everyone running around like tim bits while they're D get chance after chance to shoot, pass and hem us in. can't believe this is allowed to continue. it should be the only conversation in town. YOUR D SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK RANDY. Change it or leave.
great write-up, AP. giving an ashton-holland-d'amigo 4th line a chance at some reasonable minutes would help the whole team. are you READING THIS, carlyle?!
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Leafs Notebook – March 24
@Bruffins short term: 40 shots against a night. Long term: 40 shots against a night.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Maple Leaf Hangout Ep.#26 with Conor McKenna
@sniperstar @Jordan29 wtf? bernier has more than proven himself, backing up the worst defence in the league. 40 + shots in 12 games, 30 + in almost every other game. He only got 30 shots twice in LA. I predict he'll be Team Canada's goalie in the next Olympics. Nope. We don't trade Bernier. Or Kessel, or Reilly. Carlyle's a different story. If he can't design a system to keep our shots against down, goodbye.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Morning Mashup: Leafs + Habs + HNIC