How can anyone say it wasn't a badly played game? Aside from the first period Philly played horrendous. Could be an adrenaline dump, could be the s****y system. Either way NOT a good way to start the year especially after that pre season. Fire Lavy. Get a new coach with a new fresh system. Please
The defense actually looked good, our defensive forwards were not good and Mason was well below average. The offense was just not there on execution tonight either, too many wide and passes not connecting.
This team's going nowhere with Laviolette. The game tonight was a microcosm of his entire tenure. 'The tactic' worked for the first period until the Leafs adjusted. From that point, we had no answer and our illustrious coach had no idea how to take back the upper hand. It's like last season never ended.
I know it's only one game this season, but it's more like game 49 of last. The man has to go.
Dominated the first half of this game and fell flat in the end against a team playing in the 2nd game of back to back emotional games. Pathetic. How the **** do you allow teams to outnumber you to the puck when you have more players on the ice than them. One game in and I'm already ****ing pissed.
Do you guys honestly think that firing Lavi and getting a new coach is going to suddenly solve this problem? I'm not saying to keep him or to fire him but you people act like it's that simple. The problem was that they just couldn't finish chances and didn't score on 6 pps...
I am usually pretty logical and realistic, (I am not going to say negative, but some may.) and do feel a coaching change is needed.... but the team played fine tonight, Bernier was fantastic and the missed chances were the problem.