GDT: Islanders at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., TSN)

GDT: Islanders at Maple Leafs (7 p.m., TSN)

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TML LINEUP
JvR – Bozak – Kessel
Raymond – Kadri – Lupul
D’Amigo – McClement – Kulemin
McLaren – Holland – Orr

Gleason – Phaneuf
Franson – Gardiner
Rielly – Ranger
Bernier

NYI LINEUP
Vanek – Tavares – Nelson
Bailey – Nielsen – Regin
Grabner – Strome – Clutterbuck
Martin – Cizikas – McDonald

Hickey – MacDonald
de Haan – Hamonic
Carkner – Strait

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ajp4to
ajp4to

Truly a pathetic organization...fire a buffoon and keep all his hired lemmings... compound the error by allowing the head lemming to resign the two biggest problems to ridicules contracts. Leaf fans there's still hope... with Kessel, Phaneuf and Clarkson only signed for next 8, 7, 6 years, there is hope for year 9.

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

Carlyle is doubly fucked, because Nonis has made it clear he had as hand in building the team over the summer.  Got himself Clarkson and Bolland.  And here we are

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

Hopefully we saw signs of Kadri coming out of that funk he's been in . Small consolation right now but at least its something 

Burtonboy
Burtonboy

James Mirtle ‏@mirtle

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Bozak had comment tonight about how Leafs were 4-1-2 in their last seven games prior to tonight. Don't think players buy they're struggling.

ingy56
ingy56

So is basketball a good game?

B_Leaf
B_Leaf

I was actually pretty positive on Nonis until this past off season, and then I was like oh no this guy is scaring me. Doesn't he see the quality in some of the guys he is getting rid of. I even remember one interview with Kadri on the golf coarse and he lamented that we were losing some really good players who do a lot of little things that mean a lot. I knew it wasn't good and said so but hoped for the best. Well Nonis you should have left well enough alone and let this team continue to grow. Now its a train wreck. spit!

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

Make sure you guys click the adds on this site every once in a while. I am sure Alec will appreciate it lol

mattobv
mattobv

Carlyle has shown 0 loyalty to Reimer, the guy who carried this team to the playoffs for the first time in years.

Play Reimer you fucking asshat

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

Peter Holland played 4:30 and McClement played 16:03. Even when down by Carlyle continues to play McClement. At one point in the game Carlyle sent Bozak out with Orr and FML for a defensive zone face-off. He didn't trust Holland defensively but he trusted Orr and FML

ShotgunCharlie
ShotgunCharlie

I know a coach yells at their team when they don't produce. However, HBO gave great insight into how the players don't respond to Carlyle. 

Jay31
Jay31

@MaxwellHowe Even Carlyle acknowledged this as the team he wanted before the season started

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@-Keon- watching the explosions made me feel warm for the first time in weeks.  More fires and bomb videos / GIFs please

The_Polish_Cannon
The_Polish_Cannon

@Murph2417 Doug MacLean actually mentioned last week on hockey central at noon that Carlyle has actually done a very mediocre job. I'D say that it's less than mediocre but for MacLean to be the first talking head to pick up on this is impressive. Probably the only decent hockey observation he's ever made

Jay31
Jay31

@Murph2417 For someone who's called the Leafs shit since the summer, Mirtle seems unwilling to blame any of it on Carlyle

Jay31
Jay31

@Burtonboy Bozak also said somthing like "We're okay giving up the shots from outside" after the 1st int.. then in the 3rd period it turns out a shot like that cuts the Isles lead to one.. lol

4evrblue
4evrblue

@Murph2417 I disagree...... not sure on what..... just want to get back to some form of normalcy

newkb
newkb

@B_Leaf He traded for/signed 'better' players, but screwed up the chemistry.  It's all on Nonis...

ingy56
ingy56

@Burtonboy Bernier doesn't even have a full season in his career, no way should he be anointed #1. 

Cloud09
Cloud09

@-Keon- @Cloud09 Cause as much as a monkey eating it's own poo sums up the night, Alec did a good job putting it into words. 

mattobv
mattobv

Grabo, heart and soul, bought out because he was Russian and Carlyle is a fkin douche who fed him the hardest minutes and then tossed him aside.

I BET YOU WISH WE HAD A GOOD 2WAY CENTER WHO PLAYED WITH HEART

mattobv
mattobv

It's the fkin horror story with Wilson and Carlyle, Wilson was an old friend of Burke, Carlyle was Nonis guy from Vancouver, it's like the old boys club for outdated coaches.

Carlyle never calls timeouts, never pulls his goalies, always puts the 4th line on in the Ozone, insists on face punchers in the lineup, can't create a forechecking team, can't manage to implement a breakout, can't even manage to make toast correctly.

mattobv
mattobv

Burke claims all teams today are built on his Anaheim model, how much coaching mattered in their cup run is a very valid question

MaxwellHowe
MaxwellHowe

@mattobv BUT HE MANAGED TO WIN A CUP!!  And his top two defencemen were just some bums named Neidermeyer and Pronger