Author Topic: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590  (Read 15587 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Bender

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 9468
  • Gender: Male
  • Bender cracked corn and he is great!
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #435 on: May 31, 2021, 09:37:46 PM »
The 180 I have taken on this team is pretty hairpin.    I thought this core was awesome.  I want it broken up.  The effort is just absolutely garbage in a Game 7. 

Injuries, sure.  This team isn’t good.  They can’t win important games.  I genuinely dislike this team.  But hey at least we can have one of the most expensive cores without a playoff series win

That's the problem. All the money spent on 4 forwards and no supporting case that is any kind of threat. So if you shut down the top line you beat the Leafs.

Something needs to change. Keefe maybe. Marner maybe. Rielly? Maybe. Regular season heros, playoff zeros.
And the crazy thing is you literally can start tracing this back from when they didn't offload JVR and Bozak in favour of long term thinking. Now they're so top heavy they can't add depth. One of the top 2 centres goes and the house of cards collapses.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Offline BermudaBudsFan

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 565
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #436 on: May 31, 2021, 09:37:54 PM »
The players are shit from a mental perspective.  A bunch of loser idiots.

TMLfans.ca

Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #436 on: May 31, 2021, 09:37:54 PM »

Offline TheMightyOdin

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1506
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #437 on: May 31, 2021, 09:37:56 PM »
I’m already preparing my points for tomorrow at work with the stupid Habs fans.

“I know, it’s embarrassing losing to such a bad team like Montreal..”
The Catalyst?

Offline bustaheims

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 23747
  • 56!
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #438 on: May 31, 2021, 09:38:10 PM »
Marner needed to be better. Matthews needed to be better. Everyone other than like Nylander and Spezza needed to be better.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." - Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Offline azzurri63

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 5104
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #439 on: May 31, 2021, 09:38:50 PM »
The 180 I have taken on this team is pretty hairpin.    I thought this core was awesome.  I want it broken up.  The effort is just absolutely garbage in a Game 7. 

Injuries, sure.  This team isn’t good.  They can’t win important games.  I genuinely dislike this team.  But hey at least we can have one of the most expensive cores without a playoff series win

That's the problem. All the money spent on 4 forwards and no supporting case that is any kind of threat. So if you shut down the top line you beat the Leafs.

Something needs to change. Keefe maybe. Marner maybe. Rielly? Maybe. Regular season heros, playoff zeros.

Said that after the signings. If the 3 selfish no shows didn’t want to take a small cut after signing JT then I would have seriously looked at retooling. Sure you lose some awesome talent but man you can acquire a whole bunch of talent, picks you name it.

Offline AlmosGirl

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 459
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #440 on: May 31, 2021, 09:39:02 PM »
I genuinely don't think I've ever been this dejected as a Leafs fan.

Yep me too

Offline Deleted Account

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 4031
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #441 on: May 31, 2021, 09:39:09 PM »
Signing John Tavares crippled this team.

Offline Chris

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1396
  • TMLfans Rocks!
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #442 on: May 31, 2021, 09:39:24 PM »
I’m already preparing my points for tomorrow at work with the stupid Habs fans.

“I know, it’s embarrassing losing to such a bad team like Montreal..”

I feel fortunate to (1) work from home and (2) live in the US, so I don't have to deal with any of them - other than on the internet. And I can avoid those.

Offline Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 24865
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #443 on: May 31, 2021, 09:39:32 PM »
Eh, I'm disappointed like always but there's always the mystery of what they need to do to finally get past this crap.

Dubas:
* Got a decent b/u who turned out to be a starter when he had to be
* Added two veteran d-men who made our defense much, much better
* Added what looked like valuable grit/stability with Foligno

I've been a Dubas critic in the past but this past season I can't fault his moves.  What we can fault him on are some of the contracts, and no I'm not talking about Nylander who earned his dough this series.

I guess all that's left is to try to change the core.

Offline Stronger Than All

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1624
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #444 on: May 31, 2021, 09:39:37 PM »
As for changes ... What are we gonna do?  Matthews is a superstar.  I do regret buying a Marner jersey this year that's all I can say

Offline AlmosGirl

  • Rookie
  • ***
  • Posts: 459
  • Gender: Female
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #445 on: May 31, 2021, 09:41:06 PM »
For me, this is the most humiliating playoff loss I have experienced as a Leafs fan. Boston was brutal and yes, disappointing. But losing this series when up 3-1 against a team that was so far behind in the standings, and the Habs to boot (the team I have always disliked the most), well, that takes the cake for me. I feel completely frustrated and dejected at the same time.

I don't know what else to say.

Derek my sentiments exactly.

Offline Chris

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 1396
  • TMLfans Rocks!
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #446 on: May 31, 2021, 09:41:11 PM »
Signing John Tavares crippled this team.

I've thought that at times as well. But it was that plus the combination of overpaying the 3 others AND not selling JVR/Bozak when they had the chance. A lot of things have come together to result in the current situation.

Offline Derk

  • Veteran
  • ****
  • Posts: 3076
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #447 on: May 31, 2021, 09:41:20 PM »
Eh, I'm disappointed like always but there's always the mystery of what they need to do to finally get past this crap.

Dubas:
* Got a decent b/u who turned out to be a starter when he had to be
* Added two veteran d-men who made our defense much, much better
* Added what looked like valuable grit/stability with Foligno

I've been a Dubas critic in the past but this past season I can't fault his moves.  What we can fault him on are some of the contracts, and no I'm not talking about Nylander who earned his dough this series.

I guess all that's left is to try to change the core.

Yeah, I think the Nylander contract is turning out to be pretty good for the Leafs, all things considered.

Offline azzurri63

  • All Star
  • *****
  • Posts: 5104
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #448 on: May 31, 2021, 09:41:26 PM »
And for whoever said acquiring Eichel no thanks. Another whining soft star isn’t going to change a thing.

Offline Guilt Trip

  • Sittler Status
  • ******
  • Posts: 11192
    • View Profile
Re: Canadiens @ Leafs - May 31st, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« Reply #449 on: May 31, 2021, 09:42:05 PM »
Marner needed to be better. Matthews needed to be better. Everyone other than like Nylander and Spezza needed to be better.
I'm actually not sour on Matthews. Hyman and Marner are a different story. Losing Tavares and not getting the goaltending they needed in game 5 was killer. Such a game of inches. Price was the difference