Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by Cor, May 8, 2020.
He does have Shane Wright though.
I still remember McFarland as a kid watching him with JRC win GTHL championship every year. Kid was an amazing player. By far best on team. I think he almost got exceptional status to enter OHL draft early. Of all kid players he is one that really shocks me in not making it big in NHL. So now he has failed as a player and a coach. Rough start.
I'd rather Hakstol was let go, than MacFarland.
Gabby can take over the D/PK...it would be a move in the right direction
Well life is predominately failures. How you regroup and grind it out is what matters you always grow your game life or sports ha
It's funny that you are completely missing a simple point and think that it must be some type of Dubas/Keefe hate.
After Babcock, being 2nd in the league is awful?
This was just on shooting luck. We were one of the worst teams in generating chances on the PP.
Our PP was massively inconsistent, we'd look really dangerous one game and create nothing for the next 4
Don't even get me started on the ******* zone entries, that drop pass even when we had no speed through the neutral zone was the dumbest thing I've ever seen
I thought the Capitals didn't negotiate in good faith with Barry Trotz after their Cup win, and hired his assistant to replace him as head coach which some people including Barry took as their desired outcome from the outset. He wasn't in their plans.
He was replaced by his assistant even when they won the big prize.
Huh? No I’m not.
The poster (you?) said they wouldn’t bring in Boudreau because then he could be seen as a Keefe replacement and some fans would want him to replace Keefe.
I said that some people will want Keefe (and by extension, Dubas) gone, no matter who the assistant coaches are.
It directly correlates with the point I was addressing.
At the end of the day, if Bruce makes our coaching staff better, and he’s interested in being an AC for us, and Keefe sees him as a fit, I don’t know what some people wanting to replace Keefe has anything to do with it.
If there’s a point I’m missing, fair enough. Can you point it out or explain further?
This is more a Rookie Coach having an ex-player, long time coach in the wings with the media waiting to stir up some controversy.
I would say we were definitely one of the most dangerous teams in the league once we gained the zone, but we were one of the worst teams at gaining/keeping the zone.
I don't think I've ever seen a worse 5-3 PP as under this guy.
Here here. 2nd that one. Honestly felt guys would do better improvising on 5 on 3 then executing whatever it was they were trying to do.
IMO he hasn't done well enough with the PP - started out well but once teams adjusted, he was slow to adjust back .. Despite its ranking, it has a stretch in the season where is was awful, and it's been inconsistent. Basically riding a hot start and now more within the middle of the pack.
For the talent the Leafs have, that's not good enough. My expectation is that this should be a top 3, minimum, PP unit scoring at key moments in the game. I haven't found that it's come through nearly enough.
For the talent we have the PP was way too inconsistent with little movement or deception, and zone entries were atrocious. Next.
Based on shooting luck or shooting skill. I think it is sustainable.
We were the 2nd ranked PP in the leage once we removed Reilly from PP1. No coincidence adding a shooting threat helped.
Next bold move for the NHL. The 5F PP.
Probably for the best.
With the offensize talent that the Leafs have they should consistently be among the top pps in the league. No excuses for stagnation.
And re Boudreau - hes an amazing coach but you dont bring a guy like that in, especially after just giving a younger guy like Keefe the main job
Bodes this mean Dougie hired him for his Kingston team.
Dubas running out of people to blame, ditto for Keefe...............
When did Dubas/Keefe blame McFarland for anything? Frankly I've never heard Dubas blame anyone but himself for anything
Guy was terrible. Making ground beef out of filet mignon.
.....and then he gets raked over the coals for it while the same folks criticize Babcock for not taking responsibility. You really can't win.
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