The way this game's been reffed is the kind where it's so shaky, you feel sorry for both teams. It sucks when they favour one team over another but tonight, both teams have been ****ed over a bit. I feel like going to the Leafs board and saying "Helluva game, eh? Too bad the refs are trying to sabotage it."
Tanguay should have got a penalty, but that makes up for the absolute garbage call against him that lead to the Leafs' third goal. Like CBC just said, "the hockey gods have a way of evening things up".
I really want this team to trade for another defenseman. Forget Gaborik and Kovalchuk, let's go hard after Bouwmeester. Who cares what it costs.
I agree...with Hamrlik out, the need for another defenceman is glaring.
Oooof. Do we ever. We look completely lost and out of position. This is why you need another solid d-man.
I can't predict the future but I do know if we don't get a quality d-man in here at season's end, we won't win the cup. I love this team's forward group and think our grit is good enough (though it could be better) but what irks me is our defense. Price has been solid despite 3 goals. If Halak were in, it'd be 4 or 5-3 Leafs! We looked way better against Columbus even, though they're doing worse than Toronto so far anyway.
I don't know if we can win a cup with O'Byrne and Weber on defense and if Breezy is there? Yuck. Our top 3-4 is good but it can't sustain the pressure and when we have our 5-7 men out, it's nuts. And when a guy is hurt, it becomes hilariously thin. Remember Hammer's prolonged absence last year? Without him, we had a losing record and with Breezy, our record was clearly worse than without him. I could look it up, but I need some time. All I know is that our defense needs to be strengthened if we want to compete in the playoffs.