Hey who knows, maybe this year we'll have a crappy pre-season but a good regular season? Basically the opposite of last year.
If you study teams pre-season records and compare them to regular season there's rarely any correlation between the two. However, being Leafs fans, going through the past 5 years of crap, it's understandable how so many people lost it over tonight. I don't feel great about it, I'm just trying to keep it in perspective.
I though Leafs would've dominated having most of their stars there. But that's what preseason for i guess, develop your talent. I though you had a couple good scoring chances. Should've produced more on those 2-3 5 on 3 powerplays. Those were scary. I think Phaneuf looked confused at the point having Kaberle doing the give and go. Kaberle should've shot more.
i agree i hope kadri is allowed to develop and hanson given a chance to prove himself
Yah Hanson definitely should be given a shot to prove himself, he's already tasted the nhl and seems to have come to prove a point. He's huge, strong on his skates and he skates well. He has good energy and a good defensive game, he's a bright spot. Too much pressure on Kadri, he definitley should spend the year in AHL, let him dominate, build confidence, learn to play against men. He has all the tools, speed, grit, skill he just needs to adjust to the speed and strength of the nhl which is normal for a guy coming out of Junior! Definitley nothing to be disappointed about because tonight you saw the skill, but he looked like a player coming out of junior which is totally normal!
All in all I can say that while I am dissapointed, I'm not all that surprised. I mean this is the Leafs we're talking about here.... hopefully they can turn the tide tomorrow, maybe get some revenge. Is that too much to ask for?
i don't think it works like that. If a team has a good preseason, that's not a guarnatee they will have a good season as they're playing against scrubs. If a team has a bad preseason, you don't really have much to work with going forward into the real thing.
Only got to see the 3rd period, but from that 20 mins:
-Rynnas looked sloppy, went down really early.
-Kadri/Armstrong/Versteeg had very little chemistry, never knew where each other were going. Actually on that note, I didn't see very good chemistry with anyone on the team. The 3rd period was sloppy as it gets.
-Kadri made far too many blind passes, and one-touches that went to no one. Trying to play faster than he can right now it looks like
-Whole team wasn't really hustling in the 3rd, but being down 3-0 probably had the rookies spent.
the pp i liked the fact that they made adjustments along the way they got some good shots from the point and they made good passes during the pp unfortunately the forwards didnt seem to move to much on the pp led to less chances