I gave up after the 1st, which featured some of the softest defensive play and fundamentally poor defensive coverage we’ve seen from the Leafs since Ron Wilson got fired.
Apparently it didn’t get much better in the 2nd:
— Gaudz (@gaudzrn) January 10, 2014
The Carlyle checklist of nonsense tonight:
Playing Fraser over Gardiner, or at all. Nonsense.
Playing Franson over Gardiner. Nonsense.
Leaving Gleason on the top pair instead of reinserting Gunnarsson. Nonsense.
Playing Ashton 40 seconds in the first period after the call up. Nonsense.
As for the rest of the team, there wasn’t a whole lot to like. Kadri and Lupul did show some jump. This team is showing the telltale sign of an irreversible tailspin – abandoning basic execution and entering full-blown panic-hockey mode. Doubling down on stupid with the roster decisions is just throwing gasoline on an open flame.
I know everyone’s saying they knew TML would be this bad in the summer, but I don’t think they are. Roster decisions are just a disgrace.
— Anthony Petrielli (@APetrielli) January 10, 2014
Liles: "It’s just nice to be wanted and to feel like I have a place. It allows me to be confident and play my game." http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/hurricanes-hammer-stumbling-maple-leafs-6-
Well ... right there with ya Alec !! I turned off the NYI game after the 1st and haven't gone back. Figured I would watch my team play when they actually do ... and so far they haven't, ( to say it mildly ). The hardest part to watch I think we can all agree is the lack of effort. After a blow out to the Rangers to come back with this so called level of compete is disgraceful.
I like Carlyle and his style of game I will admit, but this isn't it and I am left scratching my head of late with the decisions managing this team. Across the board !!
Line up ... Line combos ... Call ups ... Playing time.
The 1st 10 minutes tonight against Washington are going to be very reveling !!
Lets hope this group can right the ship and start playing some smart Hockey.
Because this has been Unwatchable.
Sorry Hotstove ... My therapist tells me to get rid of my negativity before I get an ulcer.
My real question is where are Randy's favourites that have never been docked ice time or called out etc. Why aren't they leading the way? no loyalty? no balls?
Its Friday, make it fun tonight...shot glass and beer...
1 shot each to start out if Orr and Mclaren start
1 shot for every time Franson throws a useless hit to pad his stats while vacating the front of the net (where the action is)
1 shot for every offensive zone faceoff McClement takes - an additional shot if it's in the last four minutes of a period and the Leafs are down
1 shot for every 50 foot floater to beat Bernier or a wrap around on Riemer
1 shot for each ill-advised Ranger pinch
1 shot for every Phaneuf miss of the net
1 shot for every Raymond entry of the offensive blueline where he pulls up and gives the puck away
1 shot for every lazy Kadri or Kessel line change
...and 'shotgun' for every Grabo goal!
Might as well get lit up!
So last time I posted we were winning. Now we're falling off the cliff. Everyone still on the train?
But in all seriousness, you have to think something will be done if we lose the next couple games too. The teams play has been embarrassing for a while now and the injury excuse isn't going to cut it anymore.
@Burtonboy Symptom prevailing through the room maybe ?
@17Forever vent away!
@rustynail No desire.
@reenergized By the time Wilson was fired the team were well out of the playoffs. The leafs are still in the race.
If the games goes south fast, and everyone's drunk....AND it's on TSN, there may be some broken TV's 5 mins into the first intermission...for my sake, I hope it's Leafs TV!
@Cosmos1973 1 shot for every rim around the boards that Phil fails to chip out of the zone
@Cosmos1973 Also 1 shot every time Carlyle says let's go
@JmessihHe did for as long as Wilson was here. Burke deserved to be fired for waiting so long to fire Wilson. Queue Castaway - Wilson Im sorry clip
@MaxwellHowe Probably too many to please me