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02-26-2012, 01:19 PM
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1) player should be self-motivated.
2) yes fire is gone time for a change
3) glad they booed those bums off the ice.
This was the same excuse people said when the team eradicated the blue and white disease of antro, poni, stajan....etc.
90% of the roster churned and the biggest constant is Wilson coaching a half inspired leaf team.

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This was the same excuse people said when the team eradicated the blue and white disease of antro, poni, stajan....etc.
90% of the roster churned and the biggest constant is Wilson.
Trouble is Burke won't fire Wilson, so we are stuck with a mediocre coach unless ownership steps in.

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Trouble is Burke won't fire Wilson, so we are stuck with a mediocre coach unless ownership steps in.
If ownership is smart they step in regardless after the trade deadline. Clear house if need be, the season is pretty much lost under this system.

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Are you serious?
Yes

Someone said "the best thing for Colby would be being traded to a contender."

Then Riley said

@Toronto_John63 ya it would be nice to see but only time will tell see what happens tomorrow

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02-26-2012, 01:25 PM
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What do you want Wilson to say? Do you want him to have 82 different motivational speeches prepared?

Come on people. It's up to the leadership group OF THE TEAM to get the guys going. If the coach can contribute that's great, but his primary responsibility is strategic. I don't understand how players could need a coach to tell them how important a game is, when the standings are sitting right in front of them on a board.

Phaneuf needs to take a long hard look at himself and his play. He needs to stop acting so casual out there. Pull up your socks and be jacked from the moment the puck drops, and THE TEAM WILL FOLLOW SUIT.

Skate around lazily and do nothing to prevent a wraparound attempt inspires confidence in exactly no one, goalie included.

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02-26-2012, 01:26 PM
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He's 100% correct.

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02-26-2012, 01:28 PM
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Yes

Someone said "the best thing for Colby would be being traded to a contender."

Then Riley said

@Toronto_John63 ya it would be nice to see but only time will tell see what happens tomorrow
what a goof, maybe he should realize his brother's china doll syndrome since signing here and his sub-par play have likely lead to very little interest in him, despite the report on Hot Stove

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02-26-2012, 01:28 PM
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I read about 5-6 columns today that called for Wilson's termination.
Chants of "Fire Wilson" at the ACC

You can't open a thread around here that doesn't have at least 10 mentions of getting rid of Wilson.

Yet Armstrong's brother tweeting an innocuous message about losing the team is volatile?

Give me a break.. Only in Toronto could "media traction" of this tweet be considered.

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02-26-2012, 01:29 PM
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Better, Although you should pick a picture where he doesn't look like Voldemort.


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02-26-2012, 01:30 PM
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is it motivation or coaching that prevents us from a single player effectively screening the goalie? I watch every game of the Coyotes and Sharks, and they have 1-2 players screening the goalie all game.

And a Bozak-screen, where he stands 3 feet to the side of the goalie, does not count.


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What do you want Wilson to say? Do you want him to have 82 different motivational speeches prepared?

Come on people. It's up to the leadership group OF THE TEAM to get the guys going. If the coach can contribute that's great, but his primary responsibility is strategic. I don't understand how players could need a coach to tell them how important a game is, when the standings are sitting right in front of them on a board.

Phaneuf needs to take a long hard look at himself and his play. He needs to stop acting so casual out there. Pull up your socks and be jacked from the moment the puck drops, and THE TEAM WILL FOLLOW SUIT.

Skate around lazily and do nothing to prevent a wraparound attempt inspires confidence in exactly no one, goalie included.
Ronnie is that you? If it is I've been dying to tell you..... Fukuyoupieceof****

If its not Ronnie, yes you are right the Hanta Ho speech is only good for the biggest game of the year. And defensive sound hockey never wins championships so why start now right? Oh yeah and I love how Rottin' Ronnie has never takin blame or ownership of anything wrong with the team in 4 years, it's alway been and forever will be the players. Why do players even need coaches? These guys are paid millions... They should coach themselves


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02-26-2012, 01:30 PM
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Still it's got to put Armstrong in a bad position in that dressing room if he isn't traded. Perhaps it's an indirect trade me demand by Colby.

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02-26-2012, 01:31 PM
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Riley Armstrong needs to stop making excuses for the subpar play of his brother.

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02-26-2012, 01:31 PM
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Still it's got to put Armstrong in a bad position in that dressing room if he isn't traded. Perhaps it's an indirect trade me demand by Colby.
He can just say "My brother is an idiot". Same type of thing as when Kaberle's dad mouthed off to the media.

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02-26-2012, 01:32 PM
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what a goof, maybe he should realize his brother's china doll syndrome since signing here and his sub-par play have likely lead to very little interest in him, despite the report on Hot Stove
Exactly. He has done NOTHING since coming here. Where is his leadership and grit? I don't see it.

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02-26-2012, 01:34 PM
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Ronnie is that you? If it is I've been dying to tell you..... Fukuyoupieceof****
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02-26-2012, 01:39 PM
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If an NHL player needs a coach to motivate them, they aren't much of a professional.
B.S.

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02-26-2012, 01:40 PM
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Might be a little too simplistic given the Leafs' recent record but perhaps as mentioned by commentators last night but...Perhaps we could stop these needlessly odd "ceremonies"?

God bless, Johnny Bower,Dick Duff, Red Kelly,Bobby Baun,Eddie Shack et all...but inventing pride and tradition every three weeks as something relevant while our club struggles shows a real disregard for the on ice product.

It's like Leafs Nation is populated by a bunch of amnesiacs in need of incessant reminders of just how long it's been since we've had something to be proud of.

At any rate, and as ironic and sad as it is, seeing Eddie Shack slap George Armstrong's back encouraging him to belt out O Canada just as he and Baun were, was probably the most enjoyable thing about the evening.

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02-26-2012, 01:42 PM
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If an NHL player needs a coach to motivate them, they aren't much of a professional.
How hard would you work for your boss is they blamed every mistake on you?

I had a boss like that once, Blamed me for misquoting a project I wasn't even on and we didn't get. I walked out while he was blaming me.

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Sometimes you don't need to change the coach to spark something in the team. I'm all for Wilson staying or going but a trade is what this team needs to lit a fire under them imo. Alot of times that works

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How hard would you work for your boss is they blamed every mistake on you?

I had a boss like that once, Blamed me for misquoting a project I wasn't even on and we didn't get. I walked out while he was blaming me.
While earning millions of dollars and having millions of adoring fans? Pretty damn hard.

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Exactly. He has done NOTHING since coming here. Where is his leadership and grit? I don't see it.
The shelf life on players who employ that style isn't that long. Hopefully the club turns Armstrong into a pick...half glass full...

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money should be enough
Speaking from a purely scientific perspective, money is not a motivator. If anything, money is a de-motivator.

In fact, some studies show that when the task requires even a moderate amount of cognitive skill, larger rewards can lead to poorer performances.

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