Hockey. Night. In Canada, folks. With. Bob. Cole. On the CEEE BEEEE CEEEE.
Lines vs. MTL: van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Kessel. Lupul-Kadri-Clarkson. Raymond-Holland-Kulemin. McLaren-McClement-Bodie.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 1, 2014
Defence: Gunnarsson-Phaneuf. Gardiner-Franson. Gleason-Rielly. Goaltender: Bernier.
— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) March 1, 2014
I'm going to piggy back on what Alec mentioned a little while ago. This should be Jay McClement's last year with the Leafs. Too slow, too small, just doesn't bring enough. When we had lesser type players and prior to some of our players developing (i.e. Kessel is now elite, JVR is now an all-star) McClement looked better but now you see him for what he is. Not picking on him but he shouldn't be taking up a roster spot and cap space going forward.
Waiting 4LSC is right, until this team toughens up mentally, no lead will be safe. In the last minute, Bozak won 2 face offs cleanly. Dion iced the puck with no one within 10 feet oh him, and Phil was Phil and bailed on a puck around the wall .
@ingy56 Apparently, they are only henchmen, there's a higher up telling them how to call the borderline calls. Not that it's an issue but they didn't bother to tell both teams, just in case one of the teams is used to it being called regularly.
@ingy56 Good looking crew....... Hope they enjoyed the Habs' hospitality.
@Burtonboy Careful now, I'm sure loomy will have a reason for why that's actually the right call.
@MaxwellHowe White sweaters sucked in the first, striped sweaters sucked the rest of the way.
@MaxwellHowe the refs fucked it but we did not play all that good
@Burtonboy And not that you didn't kill off a penalty when you had the lead? The game shouldn't even have gone to OT. This coach has no answers to our problems.
@Zep2 "90% of this game is 100% mental"
@Burtonboy Thank you Monsieur Captain for rationalizing defeats.....in other words, we are targeting 92 points which should give us a playoff spot. .500 hockey is all we need to do
@Burtonboy Great to look on the bright side but they didn't play a 60 minute game in either of them. These awful starts are just becoming far too regular. Catch-up hockey isn't winning hockey, at least not consistently.
@Burtonboy wow. I'm not even touching this. Two blown leads, one against the Islanders. But gooo team for being .500!
@Burtonboy Good way to look at it since that's how many points you got, just don't think about the points left on the table.
@loomx @Burtonboy He is just doing his job as captain. After the Islanders game he wasn't making excuses and was all about taking responsibility. This was a game we deserved to win, so he's not going to come up with a negative message. Unbelievable that people can't understand these simple and predictable responses. It's like captain-script, but when Phaneuf does it....
@JR from Halifax We will see how "black and white " it is. I'm watching two games right now and I bet both have calls like that which get let go.
@loomx He was running around all over the place trying to find space. His shot was blocked at least twice before the one that went in. If he wants to sit at the blue line you have to let him or you'll leave too much space inside the box. Also, I'm pretty sure you're not supposed to engage the player in front of the net on the PK.
@DJBrianBurke Yeah...thought so. He had 4 shots on net, the idea that he was "wide open" all game is ridiculous.
@loomx They'll let PK shoot from the blue line all he wants...goalies should stop those 99 times out of 100. It's the ones 20' inside the blue line that he wants and we took those away completely. He was very frustrated just before that one snuck in.
@Cameron19 @loomx @Burtonboy What's the narrative you always hear about puck over the glass or other weak calls? It's usually , "oh well the team knew it was a bad call but they're able to rally around that and kill it off."
Even if you think the refs are against you, what are you gonna do about it? Sit and cry about the refs or fix your goddamn PK?
@zakimak @Cameron19 @loomx @Burtonboy Had he said that, people would say he was blaming the refs and should be focused on his own game and yada yada. His job is to set the tone for what needs to happen next, from an attitude perspective. After the Islanders game, we needed a response. After this game, we need to keep spirits high - deserved a win and didn't get it.
@Cameron19 @loomx@BurtonboyWould it not be better to say what the whole room is thinking?....representative tends to do that....maybe "we deserve this game the way we came back after some poor play in the first period. Unfortunately some calls went against us. Those were difficult to deal with but we still thought we could overcome it till the end...sometimes I guess we need a little more balance playing field"...just saying
@JR from Halifax If they cal crap like that, the Leafs will be afraid to hit anyone. Might as well be a no contact league.