Game in Ugh: Game #24, Blue Jackets 6 at Leafs 0

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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?

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  • MLHS_Luke

    fugly

  • djamon

    No way…china doll was hurt again? Shocking.

  • MLHS_Luke

    djamon ..but don’t call him injury prone!

  • djamon

    MLHS_Luke When you’re prone to injury I think you can be called injury prone. It’s time to call him what he is…fragile.
    Frankly, I thought he’d been hurt 6 games ago. He’s been invisible.

  • MLHS_Luke

    djamon MLHS_Luke 
    100% agree (was being sarcastic).  Anyway, the Leafs have wasted enough of my time tonight..

  • Zep2

    Unprepared -Coaches fault
    No work ethic – players fault

  • Beleafer29

    Carlyle smiles fucking once in the post game presser, I am going to jump off my roof!!!

  • GreekGod

    Zep2 
    These are grown men playing the game they love. I blame the players 100% for this. They need to get there heads out of there asses. It’s embarrassing. Refs should also be embarrassed for calling a penalty on Phaneuf for that hit. Clean as a whistle.

  • Zep2

    One thing that bothers me is that we are slipping back into the coaches favourite kind of team Wilson had
    Rielly sits out for Ranger / Fraser
    Ranger sits out for Fraser
    Someone sits out for McClaren
    Leiwickes son in law makes the roster . WTF

  • Xxxxxnew

    Leafs only allowed 22 shots against this game. Greatly improved on that front.

  • Zep2

    GreekGod Zep2 At 5-0 , the refs are going to call everything.

  • Zep2

    Xxxxxnew Padding our CORSI stats

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Xxxxxnew Game was over before it started, shots irrelevant

  • GreekGod

    Zep2 GreekGod 
    Wish that same logic would apply to Boston and Detroit… It seems to be only going against the Leafs.

  • juliesucks

    Apparently I made the right decision turning it off after 2-0. Didn’t feel like hating the universe tonight.

  • GreekGod

    Alec Brownscombe Xxxxxnew 
    Yup… I think this team needs a shake up. Might wake these players up

  • B_Leaf

    Well what a barf bag that was. 
    When Grabovski and Komarov was here we had a harder working team. 
    Let’s see if the humble pie makes this group work a little harder.

  • Optimustic

    Thanks to all of you guys  who post here.   The greatest hockey fans in the world.   What would we do without this site.  We love it when we’re winning and we need it when we aren’t.  Tomorrow’s another day.  Go Leafs Go!

  • Beleafer29

    Carlyle cliches…this is why we lost!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjkUMbrT5SU

  • OTL

    BLOWOUT….been a while.    Are we the only team to lose to Columbus TWICE this season?  Seems like they are turning into the old BUFFALO where we couldn’t buy a win….

  • papa_Burke

    This is not the way to play before a road trip lets hope this isnot the proverbial Brian Burke 18 wheeler moment ala 2013

  • phaneufoundlander

    Aweful, just aweful…….this team is missing something folks…..something tells they are tuning out RC just like the ducks did. This team has not played a solid 60 minutes or dominated a game all season.

  • phaneufoundlander

    I think I can see the headlights

  • Gozo

    This was “WOW’ It makes you think this team is going down.

  • phaneufoundlander

    It don’t matter man, this team never keeps the pedal down. It seems like they only play when they are cornered. They can’t put any kinda of streak together or momentum. It cooncerns me that they have not played a full game all season.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    Poor Andy Frost, having to field those phone calls tonight.

  • PEIleafnation

    is bolland back yet

  • GreekGod

    phaneufoundlander 
    Completely disagree. I think it’s more of the players having their heads stuck up there asses.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    papa_Burke that 18 wheeler thing is not going to happen again…

  • Roenick72

    The players should refund everyone’s money at the game from there own pocket. I have never been so bored watching a leaf game in my life.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    bag skate em and move on….also, DIon’s hit was 100% clean. NHL is a joke and turning into a pussy sport

  • phaneufoundlander

    I did the same…..the voice was good tonight……a much better effort by the contestnats. Heyle my center ice will they refund me for the remainder? Because the up and down leaf shit is gonna be the death of me

  • Jmessih

    Just saw the Dion hit, my God that was as clean as a whistle, omg guy can still nail people!! On a side note I would never fight Mark Fraser in my life

  • papa_Burke

    Taking out Holland totally messed up the first line Bozak wasn’t in game shape and slowed them down and frankly I don’t understand leaving Riemer in for more than 4 goals

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    this team does not play the trap very well. As soon as a team clogs the neutral zone they continue to try the long stretch passes which leads to countless turnovers. It’s frustrating to see them not alter their game at all and have the forwards down low to assist in the breakout.

  • Coldincowtown

    B_Leaf I do miss Komarov. He was a one man hitting machine. Grabo, meh.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/reporterchrishttps://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/405170895754653696
    Artem Anisimov says he’s feeling OK after getting hit by Dion Phaneuf. “I’m lucky I saw him at the last minute. A clean hit. A good hit.”

  • GreekGod

    Dangle_My_Berries 
    Agree. All this concussion talk is getting out of hand.

  • Jmessih

    https://twitter.com/DarrenDregerhttps://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/405170564202905601
    Couple of looks at Phaneuf hit. Looks full body to me. No question league reviewed it as it does all hits…doubt anything comes of it.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    GreekGod Dangle_My_Berries apparently anything that looks remotely dangerous is deemed a hit to the head even though its a 100% body to body contact…..Refs too quick to penalize the hitter now

  • phaneufoundlander

    The leafs have wasted 30 plus years of my fucking life…..I think its time for a new hobby…..

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    Jmessih reviews all hits, such as Cowen’s right

  • Roenick72

    Reimer was back to being small in the net tonight. I know his “MO” is to go down in the butterfly, but you can still make yourself big. he is sitting back on his pads. No one can say he is as good as Bernier and I am not just saying that because he let in 6, he is just not that good and thus Nonis made the trade.

  • Jmessih

    Why did James get shelled for all 6? Management wants Bernier with the better stats? Lol jk.https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/405171781608013824
    Carlyle on his goaltending: “I think that was on par with the rest of our group…It was a team effort. It was nowhere near what we needed.”

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    The_Polish_Cannon Jmessih all hits that seem to fit their motives

  • The_Polish_Cannon

    or chip and chase

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    I wish I could play guitar.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2y0lrvPnpU

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    ingy56 keep your head up you idiot..

  • Alec Brownscombe

    Roenick72 Where were you on Saturday night? Pls go.

  • papa_Burke

    Sad but true