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03-23-2013, 11:54 PM
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So, fans aren't loud enough? Fans were too negative tonight? Yes, that's the problem. It's the fans coming up short. Gimme an F'ing break.


At least there's one reasonable media guy.
Shows how this once proud franchise (80's) has now turned into the new Atlanta Thrashers of the NHL.


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Lets blame the fans for not supporting this team.....

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This team claimed it "changed it's philosophy" back when it was starting the rebuild with Hall/RNH.

This team never changed it's philosophy. It's playing the same fundamental style of game as it did in the post-2006 struggle years.

We fill our roster full of one-dimensional skill players that get shut down by bigger guys playing simpler 2-way games.

Look at the Cup winners of the last 2 seasons. BOS and LAK employ a style similar to that of STL - blue-collar forwards playing a gritty 2-way game and using elite-level defenses (Pietrangelo, Chara, Doughty) to set up great break-outs. As did ANA back in 2007.

Teams that stray away from this path and still have success (PIT, CHI, DET, CAR) do so because of incredible forward depth (CHI -Ladd/Byfuglien on 3rd line; CAR) or from generational-level players (Malkin, Crosby, Zetter/Dats/Lidstrom)

Our #1 problem this year is the same problem it was in 2006-2007 - we have a bunch of talented forwards (Hemsky, Sykora, Smyth, Lupul, Stoll, Torres), but no defense to feed them the puck. Our "breakout" is an embarrassment to professional hockey.

We have no structure to the way we start our break-out, and the closest we did come to this was back in the days we had Pitkanen/Visnovsky/Souray on our back end.

I don't understand why we move players like this and glorify players like Smid/Fistric/N.Schultz - who have the worst kind of one-dimensional play you can have as a defenseman. Zero transition ability and constantly stunning whatever momentum we have with their lack of passing/skating ability.

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Fans aren't allowed to show their displeasure with boos now? I can't believe anyone would blame the fans after we night in and night out fill the building while watching the worst hockey of all time for three years in a row, as well as not making the playoffs in ages. We could always just stop going to games instead of booing, maybe that's a better option.

Edit: That really ****ing pisses me off that these clowns would blame the fans. If they had any ******* balls to call out the real people who deserve it maybe they wouldn't have to scape goat the people who pay the bills for this **** product. They should feel ashamed for even suggesting such garbage.

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Tambellini is a horrid GM. Burke is above average-to-good.

Just because he mouths off a lot doesn't change the fact that he wins the vast majority of his trades and he drafts extremely well (very good judge of talent).
Yet he couldn't get the Leafs into the playoffs in a very weak conference during his tenure. In fact most years they weren't even close.

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03-23-2013, 11:55 PM
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I think Gardiner is overrated and Beauchiman is having a monster year in Anaheim. Is that really a win for the Leafs? JVR I'll give you (because Holmgren is just as dumb as our GM).
Burke seems to be good at finding dumb GMs to make trades that benefit the team. This is something our GM is not good at and will never be good at. There isn't a person on earth that doesn't die inside thinking of getting fleeced by Tambellini.

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No playoffs in seven years.

30th, 30th, 29th.

Yeah, us fans really are being unreasonable.

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Great, he rode the coattails of a team that already had most of it's pieces in place to a Cup win then proceeded to dismantle said team after the fact with brutal trades and substandard drafting.
Wait, so if you had to choose between no change and firing tambo for burke you would rather keep tambo?

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03-23-2013, 11:56 PM
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yup i remeber so well driving me super frustrated..sept for game 3 of 97 play offs when down 3-0 with 5mins left in 3rd ultimate euphoria... i cant stand hitchcock and lemaire and quenville and all them trapping coaches etc..
I guess you can't stand winning then. These guys win. Oilers lose.

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Yet he couldn't get the Leafs into the playoffs in a very weak conference during his tenure. In fact most years they weren't even close.
Because the Leafs were gifted with talent? The best player on that team from day 1 was Kaberle that he had to work with.

And they are trending to a playoff spot right now, he got there faster than Lowe/Tambo without the benefit of three freaking no.1 overall picks either.

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Dan Tencer thinks the fans were being negative about the booing. IMO the team deserved to be booed, The management needs to get booed next.
Cool. Fans pay hundreds of dollars for tickets, have watched their team miss the playoffs for seven seasons, the team has finished 30-30-29 the last three years and this season looks like another playoff miss. Not to mention that the team has never been more boring than this season and it's the fans fault for booing?

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Positive fans can make a difference, eh? So can execution, intensity and hustle out on the ice. But nooooooo, just cheer, dammit!

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Wait, so if you had to choose between no change and firing tambo for burke you would rather keep tambo?
If we fired Tambo for anyone else I'd be all for it.

For Burke? No way. I could see him trading Eberle for Jay Bouwmeester or something stupid like that.

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03-23-2013, 11:57 PM
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Management deserves the boos and I am ashamed we haven't heard a fire tambo chant all season. Even the Leafs with the priciest tickets in the league ended up booing JFJ to the point where they almost had no choice but to let him go.
No doubt. Make it happen Edmonton.

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At least we upped Hemsky and Habby's trade value

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I predicted a 3-1 Blues win. Oil couldn't get on the board... not really surprising but still I agree it's disappointing because they have the potential to do better yet they very rarely show it.

Zero realistic chance at the playoffs now with the remaining schedule being tough. Any team they play is a tough game with the way they are playing.

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Hopefully this tells management that it's time to be sellers soon and that when we get prospects in return that they had better be tough to play against and willing to go to the tough areas of the ice to compliment our skilled ballerinas of which we have at least 1-2 too many of.

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Sedins drafting was good, as was Kesler, although he's regressed. But at the same time he considered Cloutier the starter of the future. He has a horrible track record with goaltending.
You don't say. How would you rate our track record with regards to goaltending the last 6 or so years?

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03-23-2013, 11:58 PM
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Burke seems to be good at finding dumb GMs to make trades that benefit the team. This is something our GM is not good at and will never be good at. There isn't a person on earth that doesn't die inside thinking of getting fleeced by Tambellini.
Our GM is one of the dumb ones that people like Burke take advantage of.


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Tambellini is a horrid GM. Burke is above average-to-good.

Just because he mouths off a lot doesn't change the fact that he wins the vast majority of his trades and he drafts extremely well (very good judge of talent).
Why not just make Lowe the GM? He also wins the majority of his trades

1st for Roloson
Salmalinen for Spacek
2nd for Samsanov
Salo for Gilbert
7th for Hejda
Lupul + Smith for Pitkanen
Bergeron for Grebeshkov
Tarnstrom for Glencross

The only trade he really lost was the Pronger deal.

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Because the Leafs were gifted with talent? The best player on that team from day 1 was Kaberle that he had to work with.

And they are trending to a playoff spot right now, he got there faster than Lowe/Tambo without the benefit of three freaking no.1 overall picks either.
Before Burke took over the Leafs at least were usually close to a playoff spot. Then he mortgaged his future on Kessel and things went downhill from there.

Sure they're good now but perhaps they wouldn't be if they didn't fire him before the season started. People seem to think a change in GM makes the team better, so perhaps that was the case there?

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How did people not see this coming. Oilers are 1-8 against Blues in last 9GP and shutout 4 times.

Again, this is our WORST matchup for anybody thats been paying attention.

People booing this game maybe should've stayed home or done something else. This was totally predictable.

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Dan Tencer thinks the fans were being negative about the booing. IMO the team deserved to be booed, The management needs to get booed next.
tencer's a shill....

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Why not just make Lowe the GM? He also wins the majority of his trades

1st for Roloson
Salmalinen for Spacek
2nd for Samsanov
Salo for Gilbert
7th for Hejda
Lupul + Smith for Pitkanen
Bergeron for Grebeshkov
Tarnstrom for Glencross

The only trade he really lost was the Pronger deal.
He was good that one year. He blew the Pitkanen trade by getting 1 year of nothing out of Cole so that negates that.

After the Pronger and Smyth trades, Lowe was never the same. The Pronger thing broke him.

Burke would've told Pronger to shove his cell phone up his arse if he had threatened a trade like that.

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Hopefully this tells management that it's time to be sellers soon and that when we get prospects in return that they had better be tough to play against and willing to go to the tough areas of the ice to compliment our skilled ballerinas of which we have at least 1-2 too many of.
I don't want prospects. I'm tired of prospects. I'd be fine with the team not adding another under-25 player for the next five years.

But, yes, prospects is all that's available at the deadline.

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