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03-01-2012, 12:18 AM
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I still think in the end this losing spell could be the best thing to happen to this team.
The recent losing streak is proababy on Wilson and goal tending, you guys should make (or should have made) the post season based on defense.

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03-01-2012, 12:19 AM
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I honestly think it's the whole "run n gun" style the Leafs play, why are these defenceman decent on other teams but when they come here they are garbage?

Gardiner flourishes on this team cuz of the style we play and he's a good skater, however pylons like Phaneuf, Komisarek Aulie, Schenn, and Franson are absolutely killed

Burke is either an idiot for bringing in the wrong type of players for this system
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Wilson is an idiot for not changing the system to suit the style of these defenceman

pick your poison
I watch Detroit as well, the structure and style of play is far more consistent and it's not necessarily just talent on the team. They move and play as one and that alone spells TEAM, the reason they win.

The Leafs, it's pretty chaotic on the ice half the time, pond hockey, scramble around use speed rush back exert all your energy and burn out style hockey. These teams that play like this don't make it in the playoffs because they are burnt out by the time they come.

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03-01-2012, 12:20 AM
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Scott Gordin will be the one to take over team if Wilson gets fired. Why would the Leafs ruin a good thing with the Marlies just for the Leafs to finish no better than 9th.

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03-01-2012, 12:20 AM
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we'll implement the same rule wilson had on the goalies "you keep playing untill you lose a game" but in ronnies case the rules will be the opposite; tank commander "you'll be the coach untill you win a game"

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03-01-2012, 12:22 AM
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Berger? Lol, someone wake me up when there is some actual NEWS to report.

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03-01-2012, 12:24 AM
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I see no point in making a change.

I know we COULD go on a run, and still squeak in. But you have to be realistic. We have a tough schedule coming up, and probably need 24-26 more points to make the playoffs. And thats assuming nobody else makes a run, which its likely that a couple teams will.

I would rather lose every game until the regular season. We desperately need another blue chip prospect to add to this group. I would rather add that to this young core than barely get in the playoffs and get smashed.

Fire Wilson right after the season is done. You let Eakins do what he can with the Marlies in the playoffs, and start fresh next year.
I understand this point of view, but on the other hand, I'm not sure that Burke can risk going with a coach that has no NHL experience after the organization has endured so many years of futility.

With all due respect to Dallas Eakins for the job he has done with the Marlies this season, I think the argument could be made that the Leafs would be better served going with a proven NHL coach with a successful track record of the ilk of Randy Carlyle or Marc Crawford. In that case, the change could be made immediately and hopefully have a positive impact on the club while a playoff spot is still within striking distance.

I may be wrong of course, but I don't think the Leafs will continue to lose enough down the stretch under any circumstances to get a lottery pick. Therefore, if a coaching change is made now it might as well be with the intent of salvaging the season.

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Can we send him to the Minors? Swap Wilson and Eakins.

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I understand this point of view, but on the other hand, I'm not sure that Burke can risk going with a coach that has no NHL experience after the organization has endured so many years of futility.

With all due respect to Dallas Eakins for the job he has done with the Marlies this season, I think the argument could be made that the Leafs would be better served going with a proven NHL coach with a successful track record of the ilk of Randy Carlyle or Marc Crawford. In that case, the change could be made immediately and hopefully have a positive impact on the club while a playoff spot is still within striking distance.

I may be wrong of course, but I don't think the Leafs will continue to lose enough down the stretch under any circumstances to get a lottery pick. Therefore, if a coaching change is made now it might as well be with the intent of salvaging the season.
I at a coaching change now as a symbol of things changing for the better in the future.

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03-01-2012, 12:26 AM
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Can we send him to the Minors? Swap Wilson and Eakins.
and then the marlies go on a tailspin and miss the playoffs

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If they do fire Wilson, hopefully it's Eakins, but please don't bring in Eakins until next year. The Marlies are playing really good, and it would be idiotic by management to bring him in now. Let Wilson either ride it out, or let Gordon finish the year off as interim.

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If they do fire Wilson, hopefully it's Eakins, but please don't bring in Eakins until next year. The Marlies are playing really good, and it would be idiotic by management to bring him in now. Let Wilson either ride it out, or let Gordon finish the year off as interim.
or how about burike goes behind the bench himself

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Burke did build a good defense. Wilson didn't know how to play them in a style that highlighted their natural talents. You can not make your freight trains run like Ferrari.

There are many people in Toronto that played and also played competitively even if just at a young age. These people are not easily fooled by Burke and Wilsons excuses.
I wish we had 1000 of those guys in Columbus, I'm originally from Buffalo, you have no clue how hard it is.. You guys are lucky and don't even know it..

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03-01-2012, 12:31 AM
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and then the marlies go on a tailspin and miss the playoffs
LMFAO!

Seriously though fire Wilson at the end of the season. Need that top 10 or top 5 pick.

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OT: Sabres win, watch out...

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Perhaps Wilson approached Burke about a "different direction" ?

I would have to think, short of a nervous breakdown, Wilson at least honours his contract through the end of the season and Eakins is named head coach at the end of the Marlies season, well in advance of Draft Day.

But I can't help think that Burke will justify Wilson's continued presence on the same basis that inactivity at the trade deadline was justified: The team provided isn't one ready to compete and as such, isn't a true reflection of Wilson's abilities as coach when given a full arsenal.

But perhaps...Wilson has approached Burke...

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"Call me Burkie. I'll make it better for you baby"
I must say, I don't think Carlyle is the answer. We need someone that knows the organization, and the players. I believe Lupul had a bad relationship with Carlyle as well.

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or how about burike goes behind the bench himself
Wouldn't that be funny seeing his face on the bench after every goal against.

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People actually believe Berger knows anything Leafs-related? Not if Burke has anything to say about it.

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Wouldn't that be funny seeing his face on the bench after every goal against.

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I must say, I don't think Carlyle is the answer. We need someone that knows the organization, and the players. I believe Lupul had a bad relationship with Carlyle as well.
I agree, and really think Eakins is the guy. Young coach, knows the city, and many of our younger players. Seems like he would fit perfectly with this group, and hopefully get the best out of them.

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