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

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
1063 comments
alex callis
alex callis

I've been reading this site for a long time, lol, pretty much everyday, and I post rarely. I really appreciate all your viewpoints, Cameron, wiski, phook etc, you guys are great, Bon Scott, vape on lol. I have been a die hard Leafs fan since the late 70's, born in '75, and it seems like all we know is suffering, except for those glorious runs in the '90s and early 00's. This year has been a big disappointment, there is no denying that. But fortunately, with some perspective, we can see that we are still rebuilding from nothing, and recovering from terrible management decisions that have plagued this franchise since 1967. ugh.

What will Nonis do? Fire Carlyle I think. I remember somebody saying he lost the room sometime early in the season, and I think it's very true. Also we are still a young team, Nonis brought in Bolland/Clarkson/Raymond/Bernier but it was all to little effect, except Bernier. The defensive system is a farce and it needs to change and we need a couple guys to come in and take some pressure off Phaneuf, Gardiner, Reilly. I don't like Phaneuf, I think he should go, but I think Nonis will stick with him for one more year at least. Franson is gone. Gleason has been good, Gunnarsson probably won''t improve much, but he's okay. We need to change the defensive system and have the forwards fully buy in. And I hate this 'collapsing' around the net we do, it needs to change, more aggression.

I don't think Nonis will do too much, other than altering our 3rd and 4th lines. Reimer, Kulemin, Raymond, and Bolland will probably go. I can see us getting our 2nd rd picks back for Reimer and Kulemin. Lupul maybe should be moved for youth, or a defenseman. Kadri is learning, I don't mind if he gets 50pts every year, but i think he will realize what a grind an 82 game schedule is, and re-dedicate himself to training. Bozak keeps getting better. Gardiner and Reilly really impressed this year and will continue to improve. Clarkson, I dunno, but he has to be better and he knows and hopefully he is way better next year. Bernier is awesome and I hope we protect him better than we did this year, 45 shots a game is totally insane.

Anyways, Nonis will be patient, and we will be in the hunt again next year, but hopefully the changes he makes in the off season will be right, although everything is a gamble. It torturous and totally frustrating. Now we have the Blue Jays and all their crap. lol. cheers.


Yan28
Yan28

Impressed with Bautista and Melky this year.

Cloud09
Cloud09

My favourite tweet from last night. Just shows how clueless these guys are. 


Mark Masters ‏@markhmasters  14h

Bozak on fans booing: "I understand at the end of the game for sure … I don't understand it at the end of the 1st period in a tie game"

mlclearwater
mlclearwater

Anyone think we could pull off a major trade with Edmonton? I'm talking like Phaneuf and Lupul for Nurse, Eberle and a high pick major?

mlclearwater
mlclearwater

We need to get bigger and meaner, Reilly, Bernier, JVR are my untouchables

RandomScrub
RandomScrub

Hearing what a lot of you are saying I suppose something like this may work. But what do I know.

Yan28
Yan28

It's better for everybody that Bolland just walks.

PEIleafnation
PEIleafnation

and old hockeybuzz has leaf interested in spezza and reupping him LOL..

mlclearwater
mlclearwater

So are we A. changing the coach before major player changes, B. changing the players before we change the coach C Changing both this summer

.JVR.
.JVR.

We need to add a veteran top six winger this offseason (p[erhsaps VIA a Reimer trade) and roll with something like this:


van Riemsdyk   -   Bozak   -   Kessel

Lupul   -   Kadri   -   ?????

Komarov   -   Bolland   -   Clarkson

D'Amigo   -   McClement   -   Bodie

(Ashton & Orr)


Rielly    -   Phaneuf

Gardiner   -   Franson

Gunnarsson   -   Granberg 

(Ranger)


Bernier

MacIntyre 



rustynail
rustynail

@alex callis  nice post only things I think is that Ranger has been significantly better than gleason. I would like to ditch Gleason and keep Ranger. I susre do wanna know what is wrong with Dion cause sincethat Florida game he has been a different player.

JR from Halifax
JR from Halifax

@Cloud09  I think this is less of an issue if our bottom 6 had Ashton and D'Amigo, didn't have Orr for most of the season, and could actually play some safe minutes on the forecheck.


Our top 6 (espcially the top line) are GASSED Randy. Overplayed because of poor roster decisions.



mlclearwater
mlclearwater

@Belfour20/JB-45 he shouldn't be playing if he's injured cause he's getting burnt everynight. I don't respect that. If you're too injured to play, please sack up and admit it

.JVR.
.JVR.

@BBirde  

What about Kadri, Lupul and Reimer for Kane, Trouba and Montoya


JVR   -   Bozak   -   Kessel

Kane   -  Holland   -   Clarkson

Komarov   -   Bolland   -   Kulemin

D'Amigo   -   McClement   -   Bodie


Rielly   -   Phaneuf

Gunnarsson   -   Trouba

Gardiner   -   Franson


Bernier

Montoya

Cloud09
Cloud09

@Yan28  Let the kids fight it out for the bottom six. Leafs aren't going for the cup anytime soon and Bolland isn't the guy taking us there. 

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@Belfour20/JB-45 as time really ,really drags  I just realized its still Sunday pffft  the day after the ......

wendelsway1
wendelsway1

@TheCanucksnaphook  Fine...I like Kane the player, but his attitude concerns me...however, I will agree to give him a chance...potential and all that....now that Franson is going the other way.  :)

Leafs rule
Leafs rule

@.JVR.Lupul   -   Kadri   -   ?????   a good line to try holland on the wing ,nothing like having two young centers on that line , still dont like franson on this team 

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

So more of the same disappointment what's changed an AHLer

T_Ry
T_Ry

@.JVR. I don't know if I resign Franson at this point (unless his demands are very reasonable).  And Orr shouldn't be anywhere near the ACC.  Rather see another kid or two come up.

alex callis
alex callis

@rustynail @alex callisYeah man, good point, it would be a good cap move as well. Ranger has improved as the season has gone on, wouldn't mind seeing him on the team next year.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@LeafsGuru  

A top six winger to play with Kadri and Lupul, the return of Komarov and a third line that can actually play.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@T_Ry

So, maybe let him walk and keep Gleason around?


If a top six forward isn't available VIA trade, perhaps Nonis could get a good right-handed defenceman.

.JVR.
.JVR.

@Murph2417

He's asking for $5 million, but I'm sure he'd probably settle for about $4 million 

LeafsGuru
LeafsGuru

Come on let's be realistic if this benefits the team it will never happen

Yan28
Yan28

@Murph2417 @TheCanucksnaphookit's take a lot more then just Lupul, but I would add a Reimer and etc, no problem. We'll land Kane this summer, I just have a feeling. Ge Drake to call him if needed.