Game Review: Game #79, Toronto Maple Leafs 2 vs Winnipeg Jets 4

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This game was a fitting end to the Maple Leafs’ playoff chase,
and a fitting final home game in the Randy Carlyle era.

15 shots after 40 minutes in a do or die game. 41 shots against by the end. The team looking utterly clueless as to how to get out of its own end (one shift rivalled the 1:30 shift in their own end in Boston back in November, leading to the Jets powerplay and game winning goal). All sorts of inexplicable stuff going on in the ice time distribution (Also, the team was playing with 11 forwards despite having 3 – Bolland, Lupul and Clarkson – forwards playing through injury. How was the view from the press box, Jerry?).

There was a striking lack of urgency and desperation in the third period before Dave Bolland’s turnover led to the backbreaking goal.

We all wanted this team to keep it interesting and push for that wildcard spot, but the team is getting exactly what it deserves. Ball’s in your court, Nonis and Leiweke.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Fenwick chart for 2014-04-05 Jets 4 at Maple Leafs 2 EV fenwick chart for 2014-04-05 Jets 4 at Maple Leafs 2

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Boxscore

TORONTO STATISTICS            
GOALIEDEC.SHOTSSAVESSAVE %MIN.
James Reimer (12-14-1)L41370.90257:15:00
PLAYERGATOI+/-SOGPIMFWFLHITSBSTAKEGIVE
Troy Bodie0011:11000003000
Dave Bolland009:15-100473101
Tyler Bozak0120:55-10017123100
David Clarkson0012:48020005110
Cody Franson0019:15010002110
Jake Gardiner0023:19020002014
Tim Gleason0014:18-200001110
Carl Gunnarsson0012:36-100004112
Nazem Kadri1019:250505110020
Phil Kessel1021:30-140001000
Nikolai Kulemin0014:41-112005020
Joffrey Lupul0012:07-130000012
Jay McClement0014:11-100922021
Dion Phaneuf0018:48-220003412
Paul Ranger0017:58022004123
Mason Raymond0021:53010000100
Morgan Rielly0013:46110001010
James van Riemsdyk0122:21010003100

WINNIPEG

GOALIEDEC.SHOTSSAVESSAVE %MIN.
Ondrej Pavelec (22-26-7)W25230.9260:00:00
PLAYERGATOI+/-SOGPIMFWFLHITSBSTAKEGIVE
Dustin Byfuglien0011:04030001030
Tobias Enstrom1020:36024100000
Michael Frolik0217:33240002020
Matt Halischuk0015:07022001200
Olli Jokinen1018:101406103000
Andrew Ladd0219:38210014000
Bryan Little1020:1412012130010
Eric O'Dell0113:09100352100
Adam Pardy0016:08110001111
Anthony Peluso006:23-120002010
Paul Postma0020:36020003003
Zach Redmond0014:00120002000
Devin Setoguchi0013:02030002000
Jim Slater0012:34010962000
Mark Stuart0121:40142002300
Eric Tangradi009:18-100102000
Jacob Trouba1026:10:00140000423
Blake Wheeler0217:53140002110
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Winnipeg Jets Boxscore
  • shafted

    So do we go with a veteran coach or look for a fresh face?

  • Tim Horton

    Trade for Evander Kane?

  • 4evrblue

    Tim Horton I like him

  • Zep2

    shafted   Unless Trotz or Babcock is available, Spott. He won’t be expected to perform miracles and is used to playing young players

  • Zep2

    Tim Horton  I called Kadri /Reimer the other nite, but hopefully Lupul / Riemer would get him

  • shafted

    Zep2 shafted  Spott might be a good choice, already knows the young guys as well

  • Bruce Gamble

    Tim Horton  Kane is hated by everyone in Winnipeg. His team mates, coaches, the media, the fans. I don’t want this guy on our team

  • mikeshaver

    Tim Horton  ewwww no

  • Yan28

    Kadri will never be a Kane, Kane has the same flash and skill but isn’t a pussy.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    shafted Zep2  Jesus guys, he’s not even way his first year in the AHL. You do that in Florida, not Toronto.

  • whalz

    Could be trotz, torts, McLean, laviolette, Dineen, Boucher. Lots of options

  • Zep2

    shafted Zep2  We all hated him for not playing Rielly in the WJC , but he’s done a good job with the Marlies

  • whalz

    He will fit in then with this team

  • shafted

    whalz  What’s the word on trotz, is he at the end of his contract?

  • Yan28

    It’s a gamble with him, agreed.

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ DeclanK

    whalz  Boucher is a very, very smart guy. Had a good email convo with Erik Erlendsson (Hangout Guest) about Boucher and he had glowing reviews of him and said his goaltender went down and so did the team. Couldn’t understand how they could let him go.

  • whalz

    Hasn’t resigned yet and doesn’t look like preds are making the playoffs. He gets a lot out of his players and over the years he has proven that by playing his system and working hard he made the preds successful. This year with not having Rinne all yr hurt his team of making the playoffs

  • loomx

    If there’s  a young player to gamble on, it’s Adam Larsson.

  • Zep2

    Dineen might be a good choice. He did a good job with the womens team

    Lot of Leafs were being endowed with women’s reproductive organs by posters earlier. Might be a good fit

  • Cloud09

    Man am I ever fucking mad!

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    you know there is still a 7% chance right/

  • whalz

    Surprised that nobody else picked him up this year? Edm or Buffalo to name a couple. Wonder what he’s up to these days

  • Zep2

    Yan28  Kadri has the same edge, just doesn’t have the size and strength to back it up

  • lukethenuke

    TheCanucksnaphook  more like 2.6 but whos counting

  • shafted

    whalz  I like what trotz has done during his tenure, especially in the tougher Western conference. He manages to develop guys too. Would he want to coach only?

  • Cloud09

    TheCanucksnaphook  2.6% now

    http://www.sportsclubstats.com/NHL/Eastern/Atlantic/Toronto.html

  • shawzy9

    You want other failed coaches so you can burn them to..what a joke…blame the leadership and the players period.

  • Hammertownleaffan

    When I heard management on Toronto radio this week saying that getting outshot wasn’t that bad because “4 of the last 8 games we lost we outshot the other team”, I finally knew we were doomed as fans…completely inept top to bottom… We are on pace to be one of the most outshot teams EVER… In a must win game we got out shot 2 to 1 and our captain peanut think we got out worked….pass the single malt, ive got 6 more months to sober up

  • Cloud09

    shawzy9  Coach is just as much the problem as the players.

  • mikeshaver

    my anger has morphed into severe depression, except i keep laughing
    probably gonna check myself into the hospital later

  • whalz

    Doesn’t he just coach in Nashville?

  • lukethenuke

    Cloud09  Over it.  Once you accept its a joke team, mediocre core at best, this is what you realize you will get. All hail Captain Dion! And Kessel… two of the softest “best players” in the league, wont battle for a puck if thier life depended on it.

  • Hammertownleaffan

    Peanut is supposed to be “doesn’t”… But captain peanut seems more appropriate anyways

  • shawzy9

    Cloud09 shawzy9dont agree..who is your new coach

  • wendelsway1

    DeclanK shafted Zep2  Agree…TO is not the place for a newbie coach to earn his chops in the NHL.

  • TheBlueTruth

    A team that was eliminated last night comes to the ACC and out works,out plays and beats us in a game we have to have….and it is the final home game of the season to boot. If that’s not a fuck you to the fans what is… Most pissed off I have been in a long time. Heartless !

  • rustynail

    shafted  Maurice :)

  • shafted

    whalz  You’re right, thought he also took over as GM for some reason

  • Cloud09

    shawzy9 Cloud09  someone not named Carlyle.

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Shit, watching this video on YouTube and the lead character reminds me of someone, but I just can’t put my finger on it.  : )  
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI_Oe-jtgdI

  • Conis

    WE’RE ALL SUCKERS!

  • Lonsmos2

    We will never win with Dion as the captain never

  • TheCanucksnaphook

    @Conis  yup

  • shawzy9

    Cloud09 shawzy9so anybody then right…good choice

  • Hammertownleaffan

    Management saying that our system and getting outshot isn’t the problem is like having 7 of 8 people that smoke 2 packs a day die before they’re 60 and the surviving 8th guy say “well obviously smoking wasn’t the reason, I’m fine”… Complete, dumbass, idiotic denial… That 2 packs a day idea doesn’t seem too bad right now actually

  • steele123

    I’d like to know what happened inside the dressing room these last few weeks that this has occured. Who has spoken up, who has taken on a role of leader within the room? Obviously it isn’t Phaneuf and Lupul or Clarkson, Bolland like we all thought were leaders. My fear is this team lacks any semblance of leadership and that remains the crux of the issue.

  • wiski

    Dion is not a fucking captain, how many disagree with me now?

  • lukethenuke

    Well Gardiner is taking over the blueline. Led the team in mins again… only going up and up for this guy.  While the pylon’s are going down and down… must be a really “tough” 18 minutes for the fella.  I dont think a captain could go through the motions more than this guy right now… makes me SICK to my stomach to watch this fuck.  Mix in a little Raymond, kessel, bozak, Kadri, Lupul, Clarkson and thats alot of fucking softness and no battles won.  Fuckin joke. Joke joke joke joke.  A new coach may bring a better system and help us out a lot but a new coach wont magically make all the players losted win a battle.

  • Tim Horton

    Lonsmos2  Captain means dick all, team leadership is where its at.

  • Wilbur

    Bye, bye Randy, Dion, Mason, Nikolai…