The Leafs will hit the 70-game pole with this four-point game in Detroit. It’s do or die territory for the Red Wings while the Leafs look to keep pace in the divisional playoff race.
Puck drop with the sun still up… There’s no better time of year.
Lupul has been killing me lately. Hopefully he picks it up. Holland sure looked good in limited ice.
Here's one for you to think about? RC says 1:"If the goalie can't stop it from out there, we'll get another one!" Then he says 2:"I don't think we shoot the puck enough from the points...What we try to preach to our group is you're not trying to score goals from there all the time. Your job is to get the puck on net so that, which today's goaltenders, most of them have the bigger pads, there's lots of rebounds, give our forwards a second opportunity. Ok so it's fine for opponents to take as he puts it weak shots from the point, which our goalie can stop. But our team has to try to shoot more weak shots from the point so we can get goals or rebounds. WTF? No shots from anywhere keeps them from scoring RC. Why give them a chance at all. There it is folks RC is BRILLIANT. That defies logic. Your right guys he has to go.
If the Leafs can't beat the AHL Red Wings there is no hope in the playoffs, that is if they make the playoffs. And what has happened to Kessel? He is making bad decisions all over the ice. Most unlike him.
With the way the team played tonight and the way the pucks found the net for the Wings, Bernier would've been fodder also. They can't keep relying on the goalies to be lights out all the time. The Corsi or stats on that would say otherwise. Just ask our many resident stats, know it alls. They are right.
Now for a decision ,either Im going to watch 2 1/2 men or hockey central hmmm
,fuc charlie get more women then we get goals ,but he s a pig lol Charlie always wins ,what a pig
we are a skating team....if we don't skate, we don't win....we beat anaheim and LA cause we used our speed. Against the last 2 teams we haven't been doing that....
@Black_Hawk tried to kick it to his stick ... went in .... good call
@deedrag Welcome to our side.
@deedrag In his defense.... RC knows his guys have all collapsed around our net. Opposition forwards have a hard time capitalizing on rebounds (which Bernier rarely gives up). Other teams don't collapse the way we do making it easier to pick up a rebound in the slot.
They were dynamic on the PP tonight. PP#2 was better than PP#1. Be preaching splitting up Dion and Franson for what seems like an eternity now. Dions shot/tip was him coming off the RD (again).
@Burtonboy I don't follow but he doesn't even blame Reimer. He even says worse about the teams play before the Reimer comment.
@felixjvd Can they even play playoff hockey? I haven't seen it really at all this season.
@felixjvd Didn't we look like that at one point too and win this season?
@deedrag Kessel did get a break away that howard had to make a save on, it goes both ways
@wiski Assist goes to referees for multiple pp's late in third to close the game
@wiski Look at that gaze ,that says it all ,welcome Master Corporal Henri
@Burtonboy the nyquist goal was the killer.....that shot was a perfect shot, but from that angle, that one hurts
@Burtonboy You see guys that's what a classy team member says!
@Belfour20 we have very good players on this team, and when the team plays focused we can beat most teams. They just need to bring a consistent intensity to more games....they seem to turn it up for stretches and then it drops off a bit
@Belfour20 Kessel. I crazY!
I think it's the pair of jeans Lupul bought in New York.
@Leafs rule I pvr'ed Gold Rush. a bit of pawn stars, and im set.
@Burtonboy we'll make it, i promise.
@Dangle_My_Berries They do skate, when they're chasing the other team for the puck.
On a serious note, you're right. They also almost beat the Bruins with their speed. I also say they're missing that pest (cough Comrade Komorov cough) and fire that builds up momentum in a game. A lot of starting from zero.
@Dangle_My_Berries Hard to skate with all the interference that was going on tonight
@Cloud09 @DJBrianBurke@Dangle_My_BerriesClarkson isn't the same as Komorov. Komorov has the the pest mode down to a science. Not dirty, doesn't smack talk, just hits you, and then he hits you again and again and then your teamate so he doesn't feel left out.
Clarkson is a different player than that, plus this season has been a complete wash for him. Just needs something to go his way and he has to try and stay in the game. Too many times he's been out to develop a good rhythm.