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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #150 on: March 03, 2014, 09:00:57 PM »
All 5 guys down low and the part like the Red Sea to let Columbus walk into the slot.  I feel like I should have paid to see this game.

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #151 on: March 03, 2014, 09:01:02 PM »
Clarkson checked by the ref, lands right on his back.  Funny stuff. 

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #151 on: March 03, 2014, 09:01:02 PM »

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #152 on: March 03, 2014, 09:03:00 PM »
If Bozak could finish...

1st line is the only one playing with any urgency.

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #153 on: March 03, 2014, 09:03:33 PM »
Nobody's even trying on this shift.

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Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #154 on: March 03, 2014, 09:04:53 PM »
Kessel still looks awesome.

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #155 on: March 03, 2014, 09:05:23 PM »
Columbus clearly has something on the Toronto this year. They're outscoring the Leafs 13-2 through 8+ periods.
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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #156 on: March 03, 2014, 09:05:58 PM »
Yeah. Carlyle isn't skating well tonight at all... Let's blame the coach for the lackluster effort of the players. More yelling on the bench Randy!

So, the fact that the team has basically played the same way for all 63 games this season and that every line is making the same type of mistakes and playing the same style has nothing to do with the coach? Good to know. This isn't an issue people only started raising tonight. This is something we've been discussing all season.

Like Nik just said, they played well enough in the 1st period, and have played well for many stretches this season. It's inconsistency. I don't agree with a lot of Carlyle's decisions, but I don't blame him for individuals having brain farts.  Some of these pop up over and over again with the same players (ie Franson) Others are from rookies learning the game. And effort, or lack of it, lays squarely on the players shoulders. Period.
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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #157 on: March 03, 2014, 09:08:01 PM »
I can't see Nonis moving Clarkson until at least for another season maybe two so we're hooped for that long at
least with this contract.

The only way Nonis moves Clarkson is in the trunk of his Cadillac lol  ;D

That's actually a really good idea

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #158 on: March 03, 2014, 09:08:16 PM »
Not sure why Carlyle isn't moving Smith up here and going with Lupul-Kadri-Kulemin and Raymond-Smith-Clarkson. We all know Kulemin is more effective on the 2nd line, and Smith's best stretch of the season came with Clarkson on his wing.

I was going to post the EXACT same thing but have been reading the last 4 pages as I have been away since the 1st Blue Jacket goal. 

I also like Raymond with Clarkson if both players are both in the lineup.
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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #159 on: March 03, 2014, 09:08:28 PM »
Phaneuf's skating is becoming a legitimate problem.

I wonder if he took things a tad too easy during the Olympic break. I missed the Islanders game, but tonight and Saturday night have probably been two of the worst games I've seen him play consecutively.

I mean, if he's not effectively defensively he's really not bringing anything to the table. A night like tonight where he's genuinely bad and it's a real issue for the team.
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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #160 on: March 03, 2014, 09:12:01 PM »
Clarkson checked by the ref, lands right on his back.  Funny stuff.

Clarkson is so weak and awkward on his skates for a 'power forward'

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #161 on: March 03, 2014, 09:12:04 PM »
Clarkson fell. Everybody drink!

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #162 on: March 03, 2014, 09:12:05 PM »
Really need some secondary scoring.

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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #163 on: March 03, 2014, 09:13:39 PM »
Like Nik just said, they played well enough in the 1st period, and have played well for many stretches this season. It's inconsistency. I don't agree with a lot of Carlyle's decisions, but I don't blame him for individuals having brain farts.  Some of these pop up over and over with the same players (ie Franson) Others are from rookies learning the game. And effort, or lack of it, is squarely on the players shoulders. Period.

But, we're not just talking about individual brain farts. We're talking team-wide issues. There's absolutely no reason all 5 skaters should be within 5 feet of their own net so frequently. There are constant issues with breakouts, zone entries, puck support, etc. None of these have anything to do with effort. As for the stretches of overall good play, they've been short and isolated. Even when the Leafs were winning, they were playing poorly defensively. The fact that the puck was going in for them really helped mask that for a lot of people. Playing well for one period of the game doesn't change a thing. In fact, that it's so easy for other teams to turn the table on the Leafs after a good period on such a regular basis is a coaching issue. The Leafs system is way too easy to take advantage of when the top line isn't producing.
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Re: Blue Jackets @ Leafs - Mar. 3rd, 7:00pm - SN, SN 590
« Reply #164 on: March 03, 2014, 09:13:41 PM »
You can't put Clarkson on the ice, he can't skate and he is out of position.  Give them a chance Randy.