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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Robidas to TO (3 years, $3mil cap hit)
« on: July 01, 2014, 07:55:04 PM »
Nice pick up but why 3 years???

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I like the signing.  He brings grit and pain in the donkey attitude the Leafs lacked last season.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Leafs at World Championships
« on: May 21, 2014, 08:34:52 PM »
I wouldn't say Carlyle "bashes" those players.  If he does, he doesn't do it to the media.

It was on the western road trip near the end of the season when Reimer came in for an injured Bernier and commented that he thought he played good (something to that effect).  Carlyle replied something to the point that "that was his opinion".  If I was Carlyle I would have replied in a positive manner such as "yeah he played great, gave us a chance to win and that is what we expect from our goalies".  Then behind closed doors I would have discussed with Reimer his play and performance, but again with some respect and courtesy. 

BTW that was when the collapse started and FWIW all I heard from Reimer in interviews are nothing but pleasantries and politeness.






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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Draft Pick Watch
« on: May 15, 2014, 06:45:37 PM »
Anyone else here think the Leafs will package the first rounder for get a top centre?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Carlyle Extended/Randy's Revenge
« on: May 11, 2014, 06:09:47 PM »
Some Ottawa Senator fans are feeling really bad for me and other Leaf fans because of Carlyle's extension - It is the extra 2 years that bother them.  Not only that, they think the Leafs organization is more embarrassing than the Islanders.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Carlyle Extended/Randy's Revenge
« on: May 08, 2014, 10:01:56 PM »
A bad manager blames the pieces he has.  Leadership has to start with the coach in the dressing room.

It's a poor carpenter that blames his tools but it's a reasonable carpenter who knows there's only so much you can do with plywood.

Carlyle isn't either of those.

Well Carlyle is a bit of a tool...

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Were Shanahan/Nonis taking some plays out of the John Ferguson Jr. How to be a GM in the NHL manual?

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Carlyle Extended/Randy's Revenge
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:42:44 PM »
I wish Nonis had to actually explain what the good things he's done for the team are.

He encouraged Clarkson to sign with the Leafs.

Oh wait, never mind.  Bad thought.


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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Carlyle Extended/Randy's Revenge
« on: May 08, 2014, 09:34:56 PM »
Maybe I am wrong in this quote, but I thought I heard Carlyle mention at the end of the game 7 debacle against the Bruins that one of the assistants wanted to call a timeout during the 3rd period but Carlyle overruled him.  A voice of reasoning gets canned while the mind of incompetence gets extended.  The assistants take the fall for Carlyle's incompetence.  Way to go !!!

The Leafs have made some boneheaded decisions in the past but this one tops them all.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Carlyle Extended/Randy's Revenge
« on: May 08, 2014, 07:12:29 PM »
I hate this team.

Accountability.  Hold the players accountable...not the coach.

No matter how high we are in the chain of command, we are accountable to someone.  Making the coach unaccountable to anyone gives the coach the green light to coach in whatever manner he chooses without any repercussions. 

Now that Carlyle has been given a huge vote of confidence he better produce results.











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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Randy Carlyle/Leaf Coach thread
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:56:34 PM »
So who are the options left? Trotz? This is looking more and more like Randy will be here another year.

More Randy? Must be time to sign Orr to an extension before we loose Gardiner, Kulemin, Reimer and Kadri....Yikes

If Carlyle returns, Nonis should coax Lumme, Berg, Khavanov, Wozniewski out of retirment, and trade for the slow version of Luke Schenn just to show Carlyle how real defensemen are supposed to play.

With that defense Raycroft and Toskala in net will guarantee a #1 pick.

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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Randy Carlyle/Leaf Coach thread
« on: May 04, 2014, 05:54:27 PM »
I think both the Leafs and Sharks lack the killer instinct to progress in the playoffs, or for the Leafs to even make the playoffs.  The Sharks reminded me of the Senators of the early 2000s in that they would dominate during the regular season then disappear during the playoffs.   

Disappear in the playoffs?  One of those teams made it within 2 wins of the finals.  Only once did they finish 1st in their division, so not sure they would 'dominate' the regular season.  IIRC they often had brutal injuries in the playoffs too (Sundin comes to mind).  They were a very good team, a contender even, but hardly a sure thing and they hardly disappeared in the playoffs.

seems like you are confusing the sens in the early 2000's and the leafs in the early 2000's.   The leafs of that era played better in the playoffs then they did in the regular season whereas the sens played better in the regular season then the playoffs.

Seems like you're confusing me with 93Forever.

Seems like you're confusing yourself. 93Forever said that the Sharks reminded them of the Senators in the early 2000's, that were great all year but not so much in the playoffs. Especially against the Leafs.

Then you switched that around to the Leafs being a team that were great in the playoffs but didn't do so well in the standings.......back then.......

.................which had nothing to do with the original point.

I'm confused but I don't REALLY care, either.

I am confused as well but you did summarize my sentiments and remove some of the confusion.

Thanks



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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Randy Carlyle/Leaf Coach thread
« on: May 02, 2014, 08:07:38 PM »
I think both the Leafs and Sharks lack the killer instinct to progress in the playoffs, or for the Leafs to even make the playoffs.  The Sharks reminded me of the Senators of the early 2000s in that they would dominate during the regular season then disappear during the playoffs.   

Disappear in the playoffs?  One of those teams made it within 2 wins of the finals.  Only once did they finish 1st in their division, so not sure they would 'dominate' the regular season.  IIRC they often had brutal injuries in the playoffs too (Sundin comes to mind).  They were a very good team, a contender even, but hardly a sure thing and they hardly disappeared in the playoffs.

I recall them disappearing against the Leafs.

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It's been THREE WEEKS!!!!

Oh it has? My mistake.  Then in that case..... EVERYONE SET YOUR HAIR ON FIRE NOTHING IS GOING TO CHANGEEE1

If CaRlYlE iS cOaChInG tHe LeAfS nExT sEaSoN, tHeN i ToTaLlY aGrEe WiTh YoU.




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Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Randy Carlyle/Leaf Coach thread
« on: May 02, 2014, 07:27:50 PM »
I think both the Leafs and Sharks lack the killer instinct to progress in the playoffs, or for the Leafs to even make the playoffs.  The Sharks reminded me of the Senators of the early 2000s in that they would dominate during the regular season then disappear during the playoffs. 

If McClellan did come to the Leafs he would inherit a team that still lacks that killer instinct and playoff experience so I am not sure if he would want to come here.   

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