This game and our next 4 (v. FLA,WSH,TB,OTT) will determine where we will finish in the standing. This games @home which is nice playing against a great team, but than we play our competition on the road. If we have a good road show, we can make it.
You would think that they would of switched Bozak from the 1st line weeks ago and tried Connolly there ? They has some momentum going there for a while in till Connolly got injured and was moved down the line up
I'd rather see them play well and come close, then watch the embarrassing efforts night after night on route to a better draft pick. I just can't cheer for the Leafs to lose. It's just not me.
During the game I totally agree. I don't sit watching hoping they will play poorly either. But I'm totally Tank Nation and the out of town scoreboard is the nation's friend. We are still at least 10 days before the stupid and futile gesture of a winning streak starts.
They really need to try Grabovski with Kessel. They always look good together during line changes this season. The excuse that they're both "shooters" is ridiculous now because Kessel has become an amazing passer.
While they both take a lot of shots on the net, Kessel is no longer a shoot-first mentality player anymore, so I don't think that's the main issue. It's the fact that they thrive off puck possession, and sadly, they still only use one puck in NHL games. Only one pug hog per line allowed.