I am beginning to believe this team is really in big trouble. They are on the verge of losing a playoff position thanks to a couple of horrible losses to two teams that are not exactly power houses, playing on consecutive nights while the Leafs were well rested at home. There is zero urgency in their game, the goaltending has come back to earth, and the coaching seems to be going in one ear and coming out the other.
This is the core that brought you the 18 wheeler and the game seven meltdown. It's fairly obvious that this shouldn't be the team going forward and the sooner management realizes the better. (Also, the higher the pick the better, the building isn't done yet).
I'm fine with seeing pretty much any of these guys traded.
He has never been a number one and they wanted to trade Reimer when we have no backup.Bernier may have talent but a number one has to be a workhorse who can play 55 games a year. This is a bad team which was misbuilt and throws around money continually,locking themselves in. To do nothing now is foolish. Either the team is junk or Carlyle is a problem. The trend is down after a fast start,we are sliding hard.
Kind of wishing we hadn't re-signed Kessel and Phaneuf so hastily. Don't think I can stomach this core for another 8 years... Makes the Jason Blake and Bryan McCabe contracts look like a piece of cake.
since first 10 games this team been ****y im including the first 10 this has been a brutal team since day 1 they relied on goalies and goalies r back to earth now its a stink fest i hate being a brainwashed leaf fan if i could take a pill and become a fan of a good team i ****ing would to many years watching every game of a welfare team getting paid as millionairs
1: even taking into the consideration of the east, and when we do play well we are very scary - was this team seriously going to do anything of significance?
2: is it really - such a big deal if this team doesn't make the playoffs. forget about "the team sucks" or "carlyle sucks" or whatever.
a blind person can see that this team needs better support, and older players, especially on the defense side of things and everyone knows that. It's irritating that the team doesn't play consistently, it's aggrivating when they do what they did against the Rangers, and I will always, forever pull them on the carpet for lack of effort or lazy play
but at the same time - this is a damned young team, when the oldest person is McClement by two months on Gleason. no one is older than 30, and the youngest guy is 19. if you remove Phaneuf, Franson and Gunnarson on who is playing right now, 1 hasn't played three years in the league yet, 1 is 19 and one took OFF three years from the league.
the forwards are more disappointing to me, but again, I feel that's where more support comes in, and Nonis said that's on him to do that this summer.
so no, no panic.
if we miss out on the playoffs it will suck. majorly.
if we make the playoffs then yay, but I honestly don't know how far we can go.
the team is way too inconsistent, and green. so why panic. you can be bummed OUT... but considering that this team was pegged to be a bubble team and that's exactly where they are, it's just the fact that the team pees away their chances with poor play.