Randy Carlyle addresses the media after his team’s epic collapse in the stretch run.
So in RC presser he identified that this team was not difficult to play against whereas last year we were quite difficult to play. So what happened? Well it demonstrates that there is a fine line between the two. You remove Mark Fraser from playing a solid 16-18 minutes a night. You take away Komarov's 14-16 minutes of grit and hit. You take Grabovski's courage and ability to skate the puck away for 16 minutes. And you remove a bull like Frattin for 14 minutes. The problem is that other players lose a few pounds without the reinforcements. The collective spirit of the team was damaged. Our depth took a huge hit. Nobody wanted to go to work this year.
It was a very embarrassing season. Fans who are honest could see this coming from the first game. The puck winning was the worst I have ever seen. if you cannot win pucks how on earth can you compete.
If Nonis survives it isn't getting better.
I wish my stuff got RTed as much as Elliotte's…RT @FriedgeHNIC: Western bias and 30 Thoughts -- http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hockey/opinion/2014/04/30-thoughts-ryan-getzlaf-for-mvp.html … Includes my ballot >> Maybe if you wrote as well as he does
Maybe if you were a neutral observer and didn't hate the Leafs like you do.
@rustynail Hahahahaha Excellent
Anybody think that St. Louis' collapse and injury problems are directly related to thousands of Leafs' fans announcing that they will be their playoff team to cheer for this year?
@Bruffins Shit thats my Bad !
@Bruffins Karma for Hitch's comments last game against us
how do we get Datsuk? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj3E0ve6rl0#t=108
this clip is a great metaphor. The puck is Datsyuk and the guy on defence is Toronto Management trying to get him
@Tim Horton Was that Cody Franson he was skating against? Nevermind, that guy was working hard, it obviously wasn't Frannie.
@Bobsyouruncle So are we getting rid of Gardiner now, too?
@Bobsyouruncle might have been better received if he told the truth about something else too :)
@Bobsyouruncle Everyone pitched in for Flowers :)
@Mcost61 Meh...way more entertaining here. The dumbass count is much higher too.
so NHL 13 franchise mode update. Currently on the equivalent of what is next season (Ekblad draft already happened) and my D-core is Rielly-Phaneuf, Gardiner-Ekblad, Gunnar-Granberg. Forwards look like shit but work in process
@Bruffins I hope you have some answers.
I thought this one was number 7 and ended up sitting through 25 minutes about fucking Loiselle
It's Eric Karlsson
@Jmessih Pietrangelo, too. Forgot about Tarasenko and Sobotka being down.
@GreekGod Carlyle's such a twat
Funny how he goes from saying everything that's said in the dressing room stays there... then comes out and essentially throws Gardiner under the bus a minutes later... even though he doesn't use his name.
Despite what Gardiner thinks of himself and yes he makes mistakes... he's also young and is one of the few Leafs that brings it every night. Certainly down the stretch where he and Rielly put the team on there backs
@Cameron19 I think so
@Cameron19 You didn't?
@Cameron19 Hard to say with Bolland . The expression on his face is so deadpan . That said I think he was being honest
@Cameron19 I could care less if he was or wasnt. Only two of Bolland, Bozak and Kadri will be back next year. If they sign Bolland one of the other two is history.
@Cameron19 not me
@Cameron19 Sure do. Promote him to the first line, give him the C, and clear out a space under the stands for him to tune up guys who fuck up, like Ty Cobb used to do with the Detroit Tigers.
@Cameron19 yup but price will be a question