LET’S KEEP THIS STREAK GOIN’ MAPLE LEAFS!
Serious question right now, but what can we do here? Our defence is a disaster totally after Phaneuf, our whole forwards are pretty much set for the next 5 years or more so not sure you can do anything there. Bolland may never be the same player again so we cant expect him to save this. I just don't know. But when Nonis took out Macarthur, Komarov, and Grabovski and added Bolland Clarkson, and now Holland, this team is so SLOW. Very slow now
@Jordan29 and for the first time in years we cant score...5 on 5 play is non-existent
@Jordan29they're not slow..... they play slow.... excluding tonight I see a group trying to play better D but they aren't good at it.... that makes them look slow and confused and offensively challenged.....( I don't know.... dont have the answer
@T K O The coach sure seems to do a shitty job at motivating and getting these guys to compete night in and night out.
@Cloud09enough with the coach... bogus... and hard ass... give me a break... If anything Carlyle been to soft on some of these guys. When he is hard on someone, people get all up in arms (boo hoo) step up and compete..... You think Carlyle system is to let a guy walk you all night and not make him pay the price to go to the net..... cop out blaming the coach.
@ingy56@Cloud09@T K O For sure it's the players, but you cant fire the whole team. We cant defend, cant score, cant forecheck, cant allow less than 40 shots, dont play physical, special teams have gone to shit. We havent been a good team since Bergeron scored. At some point you have to look at the coach...
@ingy56 @juliesucks @Cloud09 @T K O I think this whole RC Swarm strategy sucks balls. I also think Nonis needs to change some things up but that will happen over time (the next 2 years). I hate the way we dump the puck in to make line changes and give the other team the puck. I could go on and on...
So, I'm guessing Phaneuf, Lups, Kadri, and maybe Franson actually hang in and speak to the media. Anything from Kessel and JVR????? Didn't think so.
@WendelGilmour Kessel, lol
@WendelGilmour Phil rarely gives a quote, even on a win so I don't see how this is any different.
so on a serious note..if leafs look at coaching and a change, or the fan base does...first list whos available and can come into the market ...2 and get more out of this group? are we saying we need players coach...if so who? we cant seem to get a guy that we can make our bary trotz or mike babcock dave tipett...where every year some of these guys a hockey fan says...how do they do it?
@PEIleafnation I guess the obvious one is Laviolette
@Wilbur @PEIleafnation not calling for one myself, but night after night in here we read this,,,guess im asking those that want a change at that spot ..whose the guy, what is this coach bringing in to change the present roster...clearly u cant trade some of this mess on the ice...or it be done already...so where do u go...u lock up kessel and phaneuf..saying that's your star pieces...yet our C and best D...I guess isn't even a thought on the Olympic team..big ice or not, maybe im just pissed off tonight and having too much PEI winter LOL...but im curios as whose gonna come in here and inspire these guys? or teach them how to win? still learning I suppose?
@PEIleafnation This team does not need a coaching change. RC is just fine. The issue tonight had nothing whatsoever to do with coaching. Maybe a heart transplant is required and I'm not pointing at Dion.
@PEIleafnation @Wilbur I hear ya PEI. My concern with RC is his defensive strategy and a few other things related to strategy. I'm not sure I agree with what he's trying to do so I might be interested in a different coach in the off-season for those reasons but as far as motivation or even tuning out a coach that is 100% on the players and they need to get there collective ass in gear or maybe it's time for Nonis to make some changes. I'm a patient guy and still believe this team is 2+ years away from being truly competitive but I find this horseshit of not playing your ass off unacceptable.
@Flirting_With_Disaster @PEIleafnation would Lupul be 1...I mean...something bout that HBO new York xmas break ...lol ...just kinda got no explanation...other then man im wealthy dress well and fuck expensive ny women....not that bad LOL but maybe u start with a guy like that ...that shakes it all up...u cant deal phil and dion and no 1 touches daveys deal
@PEIleafnation@Wilbur Well, Carlyle did great last year. The key was that he turned our special teams around. We also played very physical. We could counter attack and score goals almost when we needed them. This year, the special teams have gone south, we don't play physical at all, we're allowing waaaay too many shots, we dont counter attack effectively, and therefore we cant score. We've looked like a deer caight in the headlights since Bergeron scored. At some point, you have to think he may have lost the team...
Good nite folks. That 3 game winning streak seems to and points in 6 in a row seem so far in the past
Stay away from the razorblades everyone LOL GLG
@Zep2 No matte how many games we win, most we are lucky. We get out shot, out worked constantly. This year will end bad for sure
Im so sick of watching this team get out worked, out played, out efforted....if that's even a fucking word. But seriously, this is just poor. Bolland is not helping this team. Other then Kessel, Phaneuf, Kadri, JVR, and Rielly, I would honestly trade anyone for an upgrade. We wont make the playoffs and it blows my mind we won so many games so far being outplayed so many nights. Nonis has seriously fucked this one up bad.....
So when is MLHS going to take a stand and start ripping this team a new asshole?? Enough is enough and people need to start stirring shit up. Where is Michael or Jon to get the ball rolling on this?
@Cloud09 I vote for AndrewR