Game Recap: Game #45, Canes – Many vs. Leafs – Very Few

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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:

 

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.

 

  • mcloki

    Randy has lost the room. Quinn coming back for the rest of the season.

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

    https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590https://twitter.com/DavidAlter590/status/421470846348046336
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Leafs&src=hash are 1-6-2 in their last 9 games against perceived weak Metro division. outscored 40-18 total. These are the ones they should be up 4.

  • Cloud09

    The Leafs, we can’t stop!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrUvu1mlWco

  • Airfreshener

    mcloki he’d probably kill them.

  • RememberSalming

    Pretty much summed it up Alec.  Just idiotic.  What are your thoughts about coaching alternatives out there?

  • GeorgeCastanza
  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    I’d be content to have Cronin coach on an interim basis until a suitable replacement could be found.

  • Wilbur

    Bad news/Good news

    Bad news: Leafs lost
    Good news: My PVR fucked up and jumped the game from the last 3 minutes of the 1st to the last 3 minutes of the 3rd which meant I was forced not to watch this crap :)

  • RememberSalming

    DeclanK I guess the idea would be holding operation til the offseason.

  • OTL

    DeclanKThe question is though: would the players concur as well?

  • TOHockeyNut

    It is

  • Zep2

    Whats beyond belief is that Carlyle pairs Fraser with Morgan Rielly.

    Really Randy, thats as stupid as Sutter benching MacDavid and then asking to win it for you in a shoot out

    Talk about setting up a kid to fail

  • Wilbur

    Oh and…Holy fucking shit! WTF is Fraser doing in the line-up. Had 3 plays alone in the 1st period that were sub NHL standard. YOu have to be fucking kidding me?

  • https://twitter.com/Sandra_A87 Sandra87

    Going to get the toaster all shined up and ready for tomorrow lol Goodnight guys

  • Burtonboy

    Anthony’s tweet says it all for me. Its hard for me to cheer for the Leafs to lose but that’s what I’m doing from now on till that idiot is gone.

  • http://www.felixvandijk.com/ felixjvd

    I am 59 years old and I’ve been following the Leafs for 46 years.  I don’t know how much more of this I can endure.  How many years do I have left in this life?  I may have to come to a decision and not watch hockey any more and use my remaining years wisely.  I am saddened by this.

  • NotSince67

    What do you even say when you get blown out, and all you have is ZERO push back, and a handful of cliches for the media? Garbage. I’d spit on this team walking to the bus, maybe that’d get some emotion out of them.

  • Cloud09

    Burtonboy Been doing it since December, I hate doing it but Randy has to go!

  • newkb

    Burtonboy Amen brother.  And I’d like a package deal where he takes Nonis with him…

  • Wilbur

    How in the fucking hell was Gardiner not in this line up???????? Some one please splain to me….

  • DJBrianBurke

    mclokiImagine that! Oh man that would be fun to watch. Plus he would call the refs on their shit.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    RememberSalming DeclanK In stretches, the PK was #2 and the PP#2 in the league with him controlling either/or.

  • NotSince67

    Secondly, throwing Fraser under the bus is ridiculous and bullshit. I can tell you he was one of the few who didn’t roll over and die. Fuck this bullshit “oh he can’t skate” thanks tips! He still gives more of an effort than guys who can skate way better and maybe someone should take a fucking note.

  • newkb

    Wilbur Some people have all the luck…

  • DJBrianBurke

    WilburTrade… No not really. Bad decision. Franson should sitting.

  • NotSince67

    DJBrianBurke Wilbur I second that, because his effort level he left it on the charter.

  • newkb

    DeclanK Now who would make a suitable interim GM?

  • mr_hanie

    The above picture shows Randy’s collapse system in full view. All Leaf players can be covered by a small blanket.

  • Cameron19

    NotSince67 Agree, but we need effort from good players. I could go out there and give a good effort, too. Wouldn’t help though.

  • Jordan29

    NotSince67 exactly, its not his fault he was played tonight. he gave all the effort he had.

  • DJBrianBurke

    NotSince67He got a penalty for being pissed off. AT least he cared enough to feed a player his stick 3-4 times.

  • Wilbur

    Cameron19 NotSince67 Exactly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • loomx

    NotSince67 Thought Fraser was good. Rather have him than Franson.

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

    newkb Burtonboy It wouldn’t be a bad thing. For once in a gajillion years I’d like to see a GM come in and pick his own bloody coach. Enough of these obvious style differences.

  • loomx

    Fire Carlyle, name Scott Gordon interim, ride out the season, decide what to do with the rest of the organization after.

  • Cameron19

    I was one of the very few posters who was not happy about Carlyle’s arrival, being that I watched him in Anaheim for his entire NHL career very closely – the Ducks were my second favorite team. His schtick worked with them because of the roster. Even at their worst they had the Getzlaf line, which could hold a cycle for 3 minutes all on its own regularly.  But all too frequently, those shifts would have to win them the game, because they’d be in their own zone the rest of the night. And heaven forbid if Pronger wasn’t all-world one evening, or Giguere/Bryz/Hiller had an off night.

  • NotSince67

    Cameron19 NotSince67 Honestly, I know they kind of player I am, how I react. I’m so mad. I’m EMBARASSED. I cannot believe that they aren’t more embarassed to at least salvage some sort of moral victory. 

    But no, they’re gonna try and “be better tomorrow night”

  • Jordan29

    I am so mad I don’t know what to do but go to bed……..I really don’t want to buy a new computer again

  • Anthony Petrielli

    Burtonboy Or maybe I’m just nuts! I don’t know. Personally don’t believe this team is shit on paper.

  • newkb

    Wilbur ECHL calibre.   But bleaf still  thinks he’s the straw that stirs the Leafs drink….

  • Xxxxxnew

    A new coach won’t make much difference.

  • DJBrianBurke

    mr_hanieIt’s not a great system for Reimer who can have trouble with far shots. Not that was the problem tonight, their goals were from in close.

  • DJBrianBurke

    Jordan29One word… porn.

  • Wilbur

    Cameron19 Yes you were Cam. You were bang on. This is a fucking shit show now…

  • rustynail

    Burtonboy et tu BB? :)

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    Xxxxxnew *looks at Philly’s record pre-and-post Laviolette.*

  • loomx

    Cameron19 Not to mention he’s proven to be horrible with young players and even made bad roster decisions there. Two of the major criticisms in Anaheim.

  • newkb

    Anthony Petrielli Burtonboy But it is also painfully obvious that his moves have robbed the team of their identity and chemistry.

  • Cameron19

    Xxxxxnew Not now.  No time for systems coaching. Even Randy doesn’t even have much time to fine tune things.

  • Jordan29

    Cameron19 I never like Carlyle from day one. I didn’t pretend to know him because I didn’t, but I hated his coaching ways. I was ripped about it last year too. but after running macarthur and grabo out of town, and now this whole team sucks with him, hes been a disaster