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03-13-2012, 10:08 PM
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Gus may have played terrible in NJ and Pit, but atleast he makes saves. Reimer is just all season long.

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Well at least we're going to get a good draft pick.

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congrats to stammer on 50


will prob be sitting at 55 come thursday night.......




TANK YOU VERY MUCH FLORIDA, for supporting the cause!!!!!!!!

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To all those I laughed at a month ago that said we'd go 2-20 the rest of the way, I apologize. This slide is unreal. Not that I want to win at this point, but the effort is such ****.
They don't care anymore. They are just going through motions now. We also have a dunce of a captain.

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Will edit when I can post all the GIFs (unless a mod has a problem with it).

3rd Period, 4th GA.
You didn't expect him to actually make a save with his glove,did you?

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Leafs Talk should be hilarious tonight.

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It was never coaching.

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At this point I'd just like to see Kessel hit 40, the boys win one more game at least, and have us finish with a top 5 pick.

Watch us go 9-0-3 and miss by a point.

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It seems as if Wilson's offensive system was to out run and out gun their lack of overall talent, so he was just trying to make things work out of what looks like a ten cent roster.

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I think the players were tuning out Wilson, and I think it was time for a change. With that being said, I think he had a very poor roster, and often had them overperforming, especially offensively.

Long term, I think Carlyle's system is what we need. Almost all good teams rely on strong defense, a strict defensive system, and an offense that isn't overly high risk, with plenty of cycling. Under Wilson we were playing pure run and gun hockey, dmen pinching like mad, guys taking major chances with the puck to generate offense, it lead to a lot of goals for us, but even more goals against, because we were wide open in tranisition on a regular basis. HOWEVER, Wilson didn't have much choice given the roster, our roster is full of small, soft forwards who are poorly suited to a cycle based, grinding offense. Most of our forwards can only really get it done off the rush, they suck at cycling, and suck at winning puck battles which is key to a slowed down game. I think Carlyle's system is the way to go long term, but Burke is going to have to acquire players that fit into it (over the offseason), and the players that stay are going to need to learn to score and thrive in this system.

Basically, the ultimate problem is a poorly constructed roster, and Wilson did OK with what he had, but he was losing the team regardless, and his system wasn't a good one to build around for the future, so firing him and bringing in Carlyle was IMO a good long term decision.

If Burke can't get the right players, and we suck again next year, he should be fired. It'd be one thing if we were doing an Edmonton/Pittsburgh/Washington/Chicago/etc. style rebuild, but when Burke made the Kessel trade it was clear that we were going "win now," not "build through the draft." He's failed horribly with "win now" so far, next year is IMO his last to prove that he can build a winning team in Toronto.

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I'm now convinced the Isles will pass the Leafs. The game on the 20th against them should be a very sobering game for Burke.

Carlyle is 1-4-1. No short term relief on the coaching front. Even he has been tossed into the meat grinder of this epic collapse of the Leafs eastern front.

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I think we were 2 points behind Penguins at one point
We were 2 points ahead and in 6th place for 2 days.

And then this happened.

I think it was aliens. nothing else can explain it. All the leafs players got abducted and repeatedly probed.

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You know what hurts the most? We could've made it. We were in 8 and were in the playoff spot for most of the season. One crazy month and all hopes are gone. This is the closest we've been.

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Anyone else seeing an eerie resemblance to Pogge tonight? I'm really hoping Reimer isn't the same flash in the pan...but I think I'm wrong.

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At this point I'd just like to see Kessel hit 40, the boys win one more game at least, and have us finish with a top 5 pick.

Watch us go 9-0-3 and miss by a point.
This team is dead. I doubt it. Keep tanking!!

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Not exactly Dion's fault for losing this game but man, he is just a terrible captain. WHERE has he been during this disastrous stretch? He hasn't shown any leadership along with being terrible on the ice for this stretch.

I just can't imagine the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup and Dion leading us to it.

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**** off minny

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Oh boy, I dont feel like posting in GDT or pgt anymore..

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Phaneuf isn't playing with a lot of heart these days.....

I wonder if it would be worthwhile in the off season to give someone else the C?

I guess you would have to trade Phaneuf at that point....

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It is becoming increasing obvious that there are several issues that need to be address.....and I think you will see a different Carlyle on the bench from this point on.

The problem is that call ups are not allowed unless it is for an injury....

We have a lot of upper body injuries ....Is lack of pride an injury?

The good thing is the potential for a top draft pick as well as possible loss of Burke sooner rather then later.....

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how can a professional hockey team suck this bad all a sudden? 2 wins in last 18 games? and those 2 wins were against the habs and the oilers? pk is same again, offense has dried up, goalies suck, players showing no heart

i think there is a rift within the players

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2-13-2 slump and the wins coming against the 28th and 29th ranked teams.

Unreal.

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I don't know how a team like the Phoenix Cyotes can make the playoffs every year for the last while.... .a team that nobody watchesm yet the number 1 mwatched team in the NHl fails every year.

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Reimer may as well just adapt a two blocker style

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To be honest, i dont think they care for the season as much anymore.
This. I really don't think this team is as bad as they are showing. That and the team is probably adjusting to Carlyle's new system.

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