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
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?
how do we get Datsuk? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kj3E0ve6rl0#t=108
So Carlyle was up there telling the truth about Jake Gardiner today. I guess that went over big in here, eh? lol
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
Maybe if you were a neutral observer and didn't hate the Leafs like you do.
@rustynail Hahahahaha Excellent
@Bruffins Karma for Hitch's comments last game against us
@Bruffins Shit thats my Bad !
cool. but was that guy really trying? he's junk haha
@Tim Horton Was that Cody Franson he was skating against? Nevermind, that guy was working hard, it obviously wasn't Frannie.
this clip is a great metaphor. The puck is Datsyuk and the guy on defence is Toronto Management trying to get him
@Bobsyouruncle might have been better received if he told the truth about something else too :)
@Bobsyouruncle So are we getting rid of Gardiner now, too?
@Bobsyouruncle Everyone pitched in for Flowers :)
@Mcost61 Meh...way more entertaining here. The dumbass count is much higher too.
who's the coach?
@Bruffins I hope you have some answers.
It's Eric Karlsson
I thought this one was number 7 and ended up sitting through 25 minutes about fucking Loiselle
sometimes shot-blocking catches up with a team. the best systems are the ones that require the least amount of "body on the line" but still win.
goalies have a lot of padding on to stop pucks. caoches should try to keep shots to the outside and goal creases clear. players should jump on loose pucks and battle for defensive position.
@Jmessih Pietrangelo, too. Forgot about Tarasenko and Sobotka being down.
@GreekGod Carlyle's such a twat
@Cameron19 Nothing new for me. Never saw everything that others think they do. For me Jake might be safe though until Franson is moved.
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