Their confidence is completely gone, so much that they will pass up a shot from the slot so that someone else has to shoot.
Need to land a difference maker in the draft, a Sundin or Clark. I'd prefer an intelligent player that knows how to win. Who are the winners with brains coming out of junior this year?
I'd take Gilmour, Clark, Sundin, Roberts over Phaneuf or Kessel anyday. These 2 guys we have are not franchise players, they are not difference makers. Obcourse I will hear Kessel is 5th in the NHL in scoring, he's a great talent, all sunshine and roses in leafsland, we are 2 players/tweaks away from making the playoffs, what a wonderful core we have. It's moving in the right direction. The usual rhetoric.
But in reality if tweaks are what we have in store for next year with this same nucleus we will be in trouble again next year. Need significant changes to move fwd. Trading Grabo's 5.5M contract before July 1 for one, and clearing the deck. Absolutely no confidence in this group, and if anyone here says they have confidence in this group next year, I don't know what the definition of denial is.
How does Dale Tallon get Florida into the playoffs for the first time in 10 years in his first year and Brian Burke can't do it in 4? This is really the first time ever I am actually embarrassed to be a Leafs fan.
You weren't embarrassed those 2 years where Boston had our picks and they drafted Seguin and Hamilton? Man the Burke years have been a ****ing joke.
He was the Leafs' leading scorer in the 1963–64, 1966–67 and 1969–70 seasons, and the team's top goal scorer in 1970–71 and 1972–73. Keon was considered one of the fastest skaters in the NHL, and one of the best defensive forwards of his era. He would usually play against the opposing team's top centre, and developed a reputation for neutralizing some of the league's top scorers. In 1970–71, he scored eight shorthanded goals, setting an NHL record.
omg what the **** does burke have to do with a team losing something like 15 of their last 20 games 3/4s of the way through the season? im not kidding, just look at a pre and current burke roster. just remember how it used to be... with fletch, and jfj, and berg and toskola, i can go on...