1. Countless odd man opportunities against.
2. Dreadful defense.
3. Bad breakouts vs. the trap.
4. Turnovers at the blueline.
5. Soft on the puck.
6. Too fancy offensively. Trying to pass it in the net.
7. Barely shooting (18 shots while chasing the lead the whole game).
8. Lupul hurt.
9. Outworked by lowly ‘Lumbus for the 2nd time.
10. Poor Reimer.
No sense in picking out individuals from the pile. This was the Leafs‘ first real “blowout” of the season. How will they respond?
Also, some of my earliest and best memories are of watching HNIC as a boy. Now it seems the writing is on the wall and it will be slowly phased out - lose hockey song, lose Cherry, lose Saturday night games. As Gary pushes OUR game South, little old CBC is unable to compete with the big boys.
That Leaf game sucked. Hopefully a good wake up call for the team. OHL dropped the game too and my Broncos folded like a cheap suit against Ms. Buncheon. Lets beat the shit out of the Pens, Sabres and Habs and I'll be fine
For those that think cherry and maclean will go to Sportsnet; Cherry is 79 I can't imagine he will continue after cbc's 4 years are up.
Not much comment concerning Kadri. No, I don't want to talk about his "fight". But he certainly hasn't progressed this year.
I'm a big Carlyle fan for his philosophies on what it takes to win,but his flip flopping on team discipline( game day bag skate followed by day off) is sending odd messages.
More importantly,he's been taking a page out of Ronnie's book lately by using the media to deliver the message....THAT will never curry favour in the room.
My guess is that the players aren't pissed at his "tough love" but rather the lack of communication
Clarkson and several more have basically inferred this time and again.
That is the kinda sad part. Can't think of a network that's done a better job promoting the game.
Yeah hockey night in Canada lost it's lustre after Ward Cornell & Red Fisher left.
@Jay_Berg I suspect Cherry will do it as long as he likes assuming he keeps bringing in the eyeballs for ad revenue. Me personally, aside from a couple of good hockey points he has, I'm not going to miss him.
@Shift_Disturber1 Soon the Habs will be like the Expos in their final years. Unwatched. Uncelebrated. Except on CBC Radio Canada. I wept for the Expos. I weep for joy that I will soon channel surf without fear of seeing the Habs.
Job loss at CBC forthcoming, let's all hope it's the evil triumvirate of Hughson, Simpson and Healy that are first cuts.
Sportsnet Ron and Don..or do they turn the page?
@Shift_Disturber1 What kind of deal is that. Wow.
@Uncle Otis Its a young team. RC needs to instill discipline and a style of play that actually works
@Alec Brownscombe this Sportnet thing is bigger news Alex. And you'll have to put up a follow up after the press conference. The new regime directly affects us a viewer.\s.
Why not move the notebook to tomorrow after we rehash the hell out of the press conference.
@Alec Brownscombe See Alec, tell Anthony not to wait for a game and post it on Mondays, look what happened lol
@Yaknowwhat He has actually adopted a more relaxed approach this year. Thats what I had thought. If so, fuck that
At least that's what my Grandfather says!
@Uncle Otis @Burtonboy Well HNIC is going to limp along for the next 4 years at least. Keeping Ron and Don at Sportnet would be good. Ron is a very, very underrated host. And him hosting a Saturday afternoon flagship broadcast of Hockey on SN.
IN fact I think SN picking up Ron and Don would be a good thing.
@Shift_Disturber1 In other words, CBC infrastructure and technical skills (particularly the camaramen who are awesome) is all that is keeping CBC in the game at all
@Shift_Disturber1 And yes the Sportsnet guys can pick up some great behind the scenes guys, cameramen, booth control.
Funny,as it's the vets that have been making the noise
I'm not sure Randy has the players he prefers to match his style of play...and losing Bolland hurts.
Will be interesting to watch unfold...Lindy Ruff might be watching too.
@mcloki Press conference is in an hour right?
Start with Mike Johnson please
There's a guy who WONT be picked up
This effects more than the dregers and bobby macs of the world. TSN is going to have to lay off a lot of people as a result of this I imagine.
@Yaknowwhat @TheCanucksnaphook @Jay_Berg Not to mention I believe a lot of the views of the programming on the CBC are Toronto-centric, not realising Heartland and other shows are popular in other parts of the country. Docs, Investigative journalism. CBC is the only station to devote significant time to Canadian Federal and Provincial politics.
To not realize what services the CBC provides as a PUBLIC SERVICE is ridiculous. You might not, but a lot of people will miss it when its gone.