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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #255 on: April 24, 2019, 03:42:13 PM »
The knives are out...

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https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-fans-upset-babcock-latest-game-7-loss-bruins/

That timeline is disingenuous though - those Red Wings teams he left behind were trash and you wouldn't count the tank year, and really Year 1 with Matthews nobody expected to even be in the playoffs.

I thought the same. It's completely fair to criticize someone's performance, but at least may it genuine. Him being into the second round only once during that time is pretty much what I'd expect in his situation.

I think he made mistakes; I'm frustrated by some of his decisions. But, I also think he's getting too much of the blame. The players need to be accountable too.

Interesting article.  They mentioned he joins King Clancy as the only other Leafs coach to lose in the first round 3 straight years.  I looked up what happened to Clancy after that, he didn't coach anymore.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #256 on: April 24, 2019, 07:39:55 PM »
The knives are out...

....


https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-fans-upset-babcock-latest-game-7-loss-bruins/

That timeline is disingenuous though - those Red Wings teams he left behind were trash and you wouldn't count the tank year, and really Year 1 with Matthews nobody expected to even be in the playoffs.

I thought the same. It's completely fair to criticize someone's performance, but at least may it genuine. Him being into the second round only once during that time is pretty much what I'd expect in his situation.

I think he made mistakes; I'm frustrated by some of his decisions. But, I also think he's getting too much of the blame. The players need to be accountable too.

Interesting article.  They mentioned he joins King Clancy as the only other Leafs coach to lose in the first round 3 straight years.  I looked up what happened to Clancy after that, he didn't coach anymore.
Babcock is getting paid $6.5 million per.  We should never be out coached.  Ever.  Would we have been better with Trotz?  Gallant?  Keefe?  Name your coach.  If the answer is yes, something has to give.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #257 on: April 24, 2019, 08:55:25 PM »
Having your PK @ 56.3% is not going to get you to the next round and the coaching needs to shoulder some blame for the personnel choosen and passive strategy. Mind you, having a pk specialist like Michael Grabner could have really helped.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #258 on: April 24, 2019, 09:59:18 PM »
The knives are out...

....


https://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/maple-leafs-fans-upset-babcock-latest-game-7-loss-bruins/

That timeline is disingenuous though - those Red Wings teams he left behind were trash and you wouldn't count the tank year, and really Year 1 with Matthews nobody expected to even be in the playoffs.

I thought the same. It's completely fair to criticize someone's performance, but at least may it genuine. Him being into the second round only once during that time is pretty much what I'd expect in his situation.

I think he made mistakes; I'm frustrated by some of his decisions. But, I also think he's getting too much of the blame. The players need to be accountable too.

Interesting article.  They mentioned he joins King Clancy as the only other Leafs coach to lose in the first round 3 straight years.  I looked up what happened to Clancy after that, he didn't coach anymore.
Babcock is getting paid $6.5 million per.  We should never be out coached.  Ever.  Would we have been better with Trotz?  Gallant?  Keefe?  Name your coach.  If the answer is yes, something has to give.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #259 on: April 25, 2019, 01:33:24 PM »

That seems like a lie.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #260 on: April 25, 2019, 01:54:43 PM »

That seems like a lie.

I don't even really understand what he means by that, especially since our penalty killers next season will almost certainly either be the exact same guys or be replaced by people on the roster right now.

Unless he means he should have fired D.J. Smith in the offseason, in which case yeah.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #261 on: April 25, 2019, 01:58:55 PM »
Unless he means he should have fired D.J. Smith in the offseason, in which case yeah.

Lol

I think he's just playing the scapegoat and trying to catch as many arrows for the team that he can.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #262 on: April 25, 2019, 02:02:28 PM »
Kyle Dubas is responsible for my allergies.

It’s also his fault that my hair line is making a run for the back of my head.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #263 on: April 25, 2019, 02:58:09 PM »
I'd say Leafs were a timely PP goal or two away from preparing for Columbus right now. It was that close and subtle of a series.

Props to Gards, Hymie and anyone else risking their personal future to make the drive. These guys put everything on the table and I'm proud of them.

Matthews and Marner, the drafted superstar core of this team, just finished their entry-level contracts.

We'll be back and better than ever.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #264 on: April 25, 2019, 02:59:30 PM »

We'll be back and better than ever.
I think we will too!

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #265 on: April 25, 2019, 05:22:25 PM »

We'll be back and better than ever.
I think we will too!
I approve of both of this messages!
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #266 on: April 26, 2019, 04:24:14 PM »

We'll be back and better than ever.
I think we will too!
I approve of both of this messages!


Optimism still reigns in spite of everything.  As disappointed as I am, I’m still optimistic seeing the bright future the Leafs club has carved out for itself.  Even with the expectations that we all have, everything can only be on the up and up.

Stay positive, Toronto, this team will get there! 
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #267 on: April 26, 2019, 04:37:42 PM »
What the Bruins had to say about the Leafs.  You’re going to love them:


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...When you’re playing a series against someone and you know they’re great players like they are...I thought it was a very even series. We came out on top. But still, props to the whole team, basically. And also to us for the way we competed and came back in that series.”

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #268 on: April 26, 2019, 05:06:27 PM »

That seems like a lie.

It’s easy to take the blame for something that’s clearly not your fault.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston Bruins - Round 1
« Reply #269 on: April 26, 2019, 05:14:26 PM »

That seems like a lie.

It’s easy to take the blame for something that’s clearly not your fault.

He didn’t adequately replace Komarov and Polak’s PK capabilities.
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