Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by heybuddyhowyadoing, Oct 29, 2019.
Doesn't the theme of this thread already exist in about half a dozen others?
I'll do that when they're in last place on January 1st.
Replace all the assistant coaches because the team under performs....team continues to underperform with all the new coaches: Fire the coaches!!! There are some constants here people it's not hard to figure out.
Fair enough. Can't say I agree on all your thoughts necessarily, but I can see where you're coming from.
I just happen to think it's still too early and the bulk of the team is still too young to be making such adamant proclamations, but like I said, I can understand why you feel the way you do.
A lot can change....I still think this team can do some damage and while I'm not sure the solution is "grit", I do think they need to find that win-at-all-costs mentality that it seems champions have....I just think they still have time to find it. Players can change, we've seen it happen lots of times, but that doesn't mean it will happen here.
Thanks for the response!
Both the PP and the PK (probably a bit more for the latter IMO) need to improve. A PP provides more under its best scenario, but an unsuccessful PK is more detrimental. There's also that the team's GA is much more of a problem in comparison to GF across all game situations in total. I'm of the belief that a goalie is a team's most important PKer, so there's a relationship there. That said, not just any three or four skaters should play in front of the goalie(s). There was considerable personnel (players and coaching) change across both special teams units going into the season, so hopefully an upward trend will begin any time now.
Worth a look!
You want Carlton gone as well?
Berube has a ring ,babs has 1 ring
Babcock will coach a team Canada again
I thought that was one of the reasons they acquired barrie...Also removing a forward from the 1st PP unit might make the 2nd unit better by inserting that forward.. Or just try Barrie instead of Rielly for a while!
I doubt babs gets tapped to do the Head coach job for Team Canada again. It isn't as if they did well because of him.
Really good points , I totally agree
Go Leafs Go
I think the PK has been passable. The PP though....yikes.
Yea, considering how bad the goalkeeping has been, the PKers have looked decent this year.
I think they have gotten in their own heads with the PP though. The talent is there but they just gotta find a groove. Tavares being out has hurt it a ton though. It was something like 8th with him in and near the bottom of the league without him.
Mostly all true to a degree. Don't lose sight that only one player (Rielly) has been here more than 3 seasons and much of our core is very early 20's. Most teams take time to develop. Most pundits figured last year would be the first year this club even sniffed the playoffs but they've been there 3 times now and in regular season have I think the 7th or 8th best record in those 3 years. We are way ahead in those regards and sometimes people look at today without thinking about yesterday. Tweaking to be done for sure but people shouldn't lose sight of how these curves normally go.
No. "Lifeless" was what I saw on the Power Play. No one wanted to pass or shoot. No one knew when to pass or shoot. No one knew where to go. No one knew who to look for.
Now sure a lot of blame can go to Babs, Dubas, Andersen, the young stars, but I'm calling out the hired help. The people that are off to the side and yet not doing their jobs: The Video Analyst, The Goalie Coach, and (especially) Three Assistant Coaches need to smarten up.
They should be traded or sent down to the Marlies.
Next up Senior Advisor: Cliff Fletcher
Oh good, I generally find your threads valuable.
Our PP and PK:
at end of season the whole staff (babs incl) will be out the door
Too many men penalty with 1:30 to go in the game?
This is all on the assistants!!!!
damn, they won tonight. too bad eh?
I cheer for the leafs and for wins.
Their PP is garbage and that Too Many Men Penalty could have been costly.
Those people listed in the thread title should be concerned. Grave concern.
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