HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Eastern Conference > Atlantic Division > Toronto Maple Leafs
Notices

Tweet by Armstrong's brother (Riley Armstrong)

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old
02-26-2012, 12:49 PM
  #51
Earth Rocker
Registered User
 
Earth Rocker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mistake by the Lake
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,093
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hurt View Post
While earning millions of dollars and having millions of adoring fans? Pretty damn hard.
The Job I had paid me well, I couldn't care less for the money. I would rather make less and enjoy coming to work. Athletes are no different, they want respect as much as any of us.

Earth Rocker is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 12:50 PM
  #52
FireEverybody*
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,675
vCash: 500
Would be better if his brother was not a "leader" on these team who seems to be as lost as the rest of them ...

FireEverybody* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 12:51 PM
  #53
olivertwist*
joey crabb jr
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 851
vCash: 500
colby armstrong is an awful hockey player and his brother is a crybaby

olivertwist* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 12:55 PM
  #54
Hurt
Global Moderator
 
Hurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Country: Canada
Posts: 23,366
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrownieLeafer;44969231[B
]The Job I had paid me well, I couldn't care less for the money.[/B] I would rather make less and enjoy coming to work. Athletes are no different, they want respect as much as any of us.
Did you have 20 thousand people cheering you on?

Hurt is online now  
Old
02-26-2012, 12:55 PM
  #55
Christ
Registered User
 
Christ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 10,728
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dylbot View Post
NHL players shouldn't need motivating.
Are NHL players suddenly not human. They may be extremely well paid but that does not change the fact that they are playing in an exceedingly high pressure situation every day of their lives. They may need motivation and support when the pressure really mounts on them more than most people do.

Christ is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 12:55 PM
  #56
Pi
Registered User
 
Pi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 25,931
vCash: 100
Gee Riley, we would love to trade Colby to a contender, maybe if you could have motivated your brother, some poor sucker would have took him already?

Pi is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 12:58 PM
  #57
Dutch77
Predictable..
 
Dutch77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Country: Canada
Posts: 1,406
vCash: 500
Colby's had a terrible year and his brother is probably a moron.

But, there's a trend here with Ronny and players not liking him.

Dutch77 is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:01 PM
  #58
bozaksniffles*
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 507
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aftcomet View Post
@rilesarmy

"a coach has to know how to motivate his players and you can tell the fire is gone. And then the ACC boos their team off the ice #change"
i would also like to add that this looks like it was written by a 4th grader


Last edited by bozaksniffles*: 02-26-2012 at 01:09 PM.
bozaksniffles* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:03 PM
  #59
ForzaZuffa
Don't stare at it...
 
ForzaZuffa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Country: Italy
Posts: 9,283
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by bozaksniffles View Post
i would also like to add this this looks like it was written by a 4th grader
Don't remember how this career AHLer played the game??

ForzaZuffa is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:03 PM
  #60
birddog*
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,988
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penalty Kill Icing View Post
From rest of his tweets that I read last night, he looks butt hurt that his bro was scratched so long. Either that, or he is trolling Twitter.
Or maybe just maybe -- he's right. I mean is this team not playing uninspired right now? Has Wilson not shown an ability to motivate his team? There's a lot of truth there. Obviously it isn't going to come from one of the players.

Sad thing is -- any sound hockey person can see this team needs a coaching change -- yet Burke is showing MORE loyalty to his friend than the organizations needs. For that Burke should be fired.

birddog* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:07 PM
  #61
Mansfield
possession obsession
 
Mansfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,852
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by birddog View Post
Or maybe just maybe -- he's right. I mean is this team not playing uninspired right now? Has Wilson not shown an ability to motivate his team? There's a lot of truth there. Obviously it isn't going to come from one of the players.

Sad thing is -- any sound hockey person can see this team needs a coaching change -- yet Burke is showing MORE loyalty to his friend than the organizations needs. For that Burke should be fired.
Any sound hockey person? In January, we went 7-4-1. That's an excellent record. And that happened less than a month ago.

Mansfield is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:10 PM
  #62
therealkoho
Gary says it's A-OK
 
therealkoho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: the Prior
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,818
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BrownieLeafer View Post
The Job I had paid me well, I couldn't care less for the money. I would rather make less and enjoy coming to work. Athletes are no different, they want respect as much as any of us.
can't agree more with this

but, and there's always a but

why doesn't LeafLand treat the players with a little respect. a lot of people harp on the fact that Wilson "throws the players under the bus".

What may I ask is it you Leafs fans do, always supportive, always kind and of course never mentioning anything about a player having an "off" night or less then stellar effort.

But the coach isn't allowed to do so right?

and one other thing I've probably been a fan of the team longer then most of you have been on the earth

therealkoho is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:13 PM
  #63
Erdinger
Registered User
 
Erdinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,755
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by therealkoho View Post
can't agree more with this

but, and there's always a but

why doesn't LeafLand treat the players with a little respect. a lot of people harp on the fact that Wilson "throws the players under the bus".

What may I ask is it you Leafs fans do, always supportive, always kind and of course never mentioning anything about a player having an "off" night or less then stellar effort.

But the coach isn't allowed to do so right?

and one other thing I've probably been a fan of the team longer then most of you have been on the earth
Since Burke and Wilson have been together they have had a fortress mentality about anyone criticizing the players or organization. Just seems odd that now the coach has really started to throw guys under the bus not named Kadri.

Erdinger is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:14 PM
  #64
Espher
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,496
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to Espher Send a message via AIM to Espher Send a message via MSN to Espher Send a message via Yahoo to Espher
Wilson clearly isn't a great mid-game motivator, but I don't think it's as big an issue as people are making it out to be.

The team looks nervous, and I'd say part of that is a result of the goaltending effort in the month of February. In January, they mostly oozed confidence, and you could feel it in their game (even in the ones where they squeezed out a win or lost)... and we had great goaltending.

It's tough to keep motivated, barring something in-game giving you a surge of hope, when your goaltender barely pushes off the post to counter a wrap-around, or, as has been the case an awful lot lately, lets in a goal almost every time there is a turnover (and hell, it seems damn near every wrister from the slot beats our goaltenders, but it sure as **** isn't the case the other way).

I would not be opposed to a coaching change, but I'm not confident that it will be the wonder solution to our problems... a systems change would be just as effective, but we might need a coaching change to get that.

Espher is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:15 PM
  #65
birddog*
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,988
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mansfield View Post
Any sound hockey person? In January, we went 7-4-1. That's an excellent record. And that happened less than a month ago.
Wilson is set to become the 2nd, only the 2nd NHL coach EVER to miss the playoff 4 straight years and not be fired. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this team needs a change.

Glad you are satisfied with a record of 7-4-1 and have singled out that month as justification. Try looking at the bigger picture and not a tiny sampling that skews reality.

birddog* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:17 PM
  #66
Espher
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Fredericton, N.B.
Country: Canada
Posts: 2,496
vCash: 500
Send a message via ICQ to Espher Send a message via AIM to Espher Send a message via MSN to Espher Send a message via Yahoo to Espher
Quote:
Originally Posted by birddog View Post
Glad you are satisfied with a record of 7-4-1 and have singled out that month as justification. Try looking at the bigger picture and not a tiny sampling that skews reality.
How big a picture? Just big enough to satisfy your agenda?

If we start really cherry-picking periods of time, the performance Oct-Jan was pretty solid. Jan-Jan was good, too.

Maybe we can just include the months where we went like .200, so you can say he's a career .200 coach with the Leafs.

Espher is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:19 PM
  #67
birddog*
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,988
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Espher View Post
Wilson clearly isn't a great mid-game motivator, but I don't think it's as big an issue as people are making it out to be.

The team looks nervous, and I'd say part of that is a result of the goaltending effort in the month of February. In January, they mostly oozed confidence, and you could feel it in their game (even in the ones where they squeezed out a win or lost)... and we had great goaltending.

It's tough to keep motivated, barring something in-game giving you a surge of hope, when your goaltender barely pushes off the post to counter a wrap-around, or, as has been the case an awful lot lately, lets in a goal almost every time there is a turnover (and hell, it seems damn near every wrister from the slot beats our goaltenders, but it sure as **** isn't the case the other way).

I would not be opposed to a coaching change, but I'm not confident that it will be the wonder solution to our problems... a systems change would be just as effective, but we might need a coaching change to get that.
Missing the playoffs year after year ISN'T an issue? Really? Especially when MORE than 50% of the leagues teams make it every season. When teams with FAR fewer resources. Since WHEN isn't a coach responsible for his teams performance?

Your logic is seriously flawed. Losing is NOT acceptable in the world of professional sports. When a team loses repeatedly -- like the Leafs -- changes ARE made.

Burke is giving Leaf nation a big slap in the face here showing more loyalty to his friends than winning.

birddog* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:21 PM
  #68
Erdinger
Registered User
 
Erdinger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Toronto
Country: Canada
Posts: 8,755
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Espher View Post
How big a picture? Just big enough to satisfy your agenda?

If we start really cherry-picking periods of time, the performance Oct-Jan was pretty solid. Jan-Jan was good, too.

Maybe we can just include the months where we went like .200, so you can say he's a career .200 coach with the Leafs.
December was pretty awful IIRC. January was the easiest part of their schedule. They were supposed to make hay then. Even then you could see the cracks. The PK suddenly becoming good and Gus being solid masked a terrible PP and some really sloppy play.

Erdinger is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:25 PM
  #69
birddog*
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,988
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Espher View Post
How big a picture? Just big enough to satisfy your agenda?

If we start really cherry-picking periods of time, the performance Oct-Jan was pretty solid. Jan-Jan was good, too.

Maybe we can just include the months where we went like .200, so you can say he's a career .200 coach with the Leafs.
How bout we look at his OVERALL record????? Do I need to explain it to you?

For some missing the playoffs year after year after year is totally acceptable. Glad you think it's ok and are satisfied with that 3 game win streak in January.

birddog* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:26 PM
  #70
Mansfield
possession obsession
 
Mansfield's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Country: Canada
Posts: 12,852
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by birddog View Post
Wilson is set to become the 2nd, only the 2nd NHL coach EVER to miss the playoff 4 straight years and not be fired. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this team needs a change.

Glad you are satisfied with a record of 7-4-1 and have singled out that month as justification. Try looking at the bigger picture and not a tiny sampling that skews reality.
The bigger picture is that this team is almost in a playoff spot with less than two months remaining in the season. This recent losing streak is a tiny sampling that skews reality, not the bigger picture.

Also, I wonder how effective firing all those coaches was in florida for the past ten years?

Mansfield is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:28 PM
  #71
showtime8
Registered User
 
showtime8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Toronto, ON
Country: Canada
Posts: 3,364
vCash: 500
If Riley has ever seen a Montreal Canadiens game, then he would know that people that pay money to see a team play, like to feel into the game.

If the team isn't playing well, why cheer for them?

showtime8 is online now  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:28 PM
  #72
birddog*
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,988
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mansfield View Post
The bigger picture is that this team is almost in a playoff spot with less than two months remaining in the season. This recent losing streak is a tiny sampling that skews reality, not the bigger picture.

Also, I wonder how effective firing all those coaches was in florida for the past ten years?
St. Louis fired there coach -- worked out pretty good. Anaheim -- not to shaby. But hey is continually missing the playoffs garners your unconditional support I'm glad. Don't expect me to join your club.

birddog* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:29 PM
  #73
Pyromaniac3
Registered User
 
Pyromaniac3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Toronto
Country: India
Posts: 3,232
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by birddog View Post
Wilson is set to become the 2nd, only the 2nd NHL coach EVER to miss the playoff 4 straight years and not be fired. Doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out this team needs a change.

Glad you are satisfied with a record of 7-4-1 and have singled out that month as justification. Try looking at the bigger picture and not a tiny sampling that skews reality.
This is the only season where he had a roster good enough to compete for playoffs.

Pyromaniac3 is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:30 PM
  #74
bozaksniffles*
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 507
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by birddog View Post
St. Louis fired there coach -- worked out pretty good. Anaheim -- not to shaby. But hey is continually missing the playoffs garners your unconditional support I'm glad. Don't expect me to join your club.
good job cherry picking examples?

what about montreal? washington?

bozaksniffles* is offline  
Old
02-26-2012, 01:35 PM
  #75
birddog*
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,988
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mansfield View Post
The bigger picture is that this team is almost in a playoff spot with less than two months remaining in the season. This recent losing streak is a tiny sampling that skews reality, not the bigger picture.

Also, I wonder how effective firing all those coaches was in florida for the past ten years?
When the hell does ALMOST count? Vancouver ALMOST won the cup last year -- they had a riot in celebration.

birddog* is offline  
Closed Thread

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:10 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. 2014 All Rights Reserved.