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I was expecting a more concrete explanation of his health issues during the playoffs than the vague response we got today. 

I was fully expecting him to say something like he tore ligaments in his knee or ankle off the McAvoy play.
Quote from: Rob on May 06, 2024, 07:25:43 PMI like Sheldon Keefe.  I think coaches can get stale.  As the saying goes, coaches are hired to be fired.  I'm sure he will land on his feet with another team in short order, if that's what ultimately happens here with the Leafs.

I could totally see Dubas firing Sullivan and bringing in Keefe if and when he is fired by the Leafs.

Keefe seems like a good guy.  The players obviously like and respect him.  But he's been unable to bring the potential out of this team.  He hasn't lived up to expectations, and he'll take the fall for it.  At this point, I'd say rightfully so.
Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 06, 2024, 11:58:06 AMA ridiculously team friendly contract extension for Tavares on July 1st would be a nice way to start the offseason.

What amount would you consider that? $3 million a season?

I think I'd be be comfortable upwards of 3 years, $5 million per, at most.
We'll be able to dissect this all summer long, but come back in the series down 3-1, miss Matthews or Nylander for 5 of the 7 games, 2-1 OT loss by the most fortuitous of (and planned) bounces in Game 7 -- I can't get myself too worked up over it.

There will be change.  I liked the extra grit that was infused.  They were a different team this year.  In the end, when your best players only take control in two of the seven games (Matthews Game 2, Nylander Game 6), and your three other best players (Tavares, Marner, Rielly) regressed or were damn near invisible, it's not going to get the job done.

Keefe's a good guy.  I actually didn't mind Treliving keeping him around this year to give him a chance to see what he can do when not attached to his buddy Dubas and can be his own thinker.  But it was the same story this year.  He has now wasted 4+ years of three of the best players in the league with absolutely nothing to show for it but one Round 1 win.  He has to go.
No matter what happens tomorrow, one thing I've really enjoyed from this team is the jam and moxie they have that we haven't seen in a long time.  Not being pushed around, the grittiness, some of the blocked shots.  It's a different team makeup right now, and at least we know they won't be a bunch of pushovers as we've seen in recent teams.

And all that being said, they mop up the Bruins tomorrow with a 4-0 win.  Woll being stellar and stealing the series for the Leafs.
Woll with a series saver.  And Tavares with a burst of speed we haven't seen him make in who knows how long to make the winner happen.
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 27, 2024, 09:53:20 PMLook, this just another inexcusable playoff performance.  Why Treliving burned another year with Keefe is beyond me.  He hasn't shown the slightest indication of outcoaching the other guy in the playoffs.  I swear, it's almost enough to make you want Babcock back.

I've said it since a year or two after Babcock's firing, and I'll continue to say it -- the team would have been way further ahead if he were still around.
PP is beyond pathetic.

Imagine paying big money for that crap.
Quote from: TheMightyOdin on April 24, 2024, 08:24:01 PMI'm not a fan of the way we try to gain the zone on our pp.

It's awful.  The drop-back pass leaving four guys stagnant at the line drives me bonkers.
Quote from: Derk on April 24, 2024, 08:24:17 PM
Quote from: Peter D. on April 24, 2024, 08:19:29 PMWhat's the point of complaining about non-penalty calls?  The PP is garbage anyways.

More about the consistency of the officiating for me. If the tackle on Matthews gets called in the 2nd period, Boston doesn't come right back and tie the game.

I was being cheeky and facetious, obviously (well, maybe not so obvious).  Just expressing frustration as to how awful the PP is and wasted opportunity after wasted opportunity.  The PP should be damn near automatic with the quintet they throw out there.
What's the point of complaining about non-penalty calls?  The PP is garbage anyways.
Quote from: TheMightyOdin on April 24, 2024, 08:10:45 PMI want Marchand to take a 190 miler right off his nose.

That would fix it.
No clue what the ref thought on the Matthews body slam.  Unless he thought Matthews was pulling on McAvoy too. *shrug*
A couple of penalties should have been called.

But Christ...what an awful goal to let in.  Samsonov looked good too.