I know you're not too good with numbers, 05, but 7 is not a big number.
It is an issue. Its fine to have the stick stills we do, which we have in spades.... but jesus.... would it be nice to see a Leaf lay a big fuking hit....youre not going to tell me that doesnt fire up a team>? beacuse if no ,then you have been watching a different game than i have for years...The team is a bit soft but it's not a significant issue, imo.
I'd really like to see both Matthews and Nylander learn to use their bodies better and stop the pussy shit when they see a check coming in. Marner can be excused, as he's a waif. But those two are solidly built.
Weird, I must have missed your apology when they were 4-1 under Keefe. Of course the 7-game sample size now proves you were right since they've lost two.I'll await your apology. You guys ridiculed people like myself for daring to say Babcock was not the biggest issue with this team. Am I happy this is happening? Hell no. I said from the beginning this team needs a major personel shake up. But all I heard about was the world would correct itself once Babs was fired.
Everything I have said would happen has happened. They got a temporary boost from the new coach and then they went back to their old habits. Matthews continues to be inconsistent and has now seemingly disappeared again at the most inopportune time, in addition to just being really dumb and careless with the puck. The team continues to get pushed over, continue to lose puck battles, continue to cough the puck up in their own zone and make boneheaded mistakes.Weird, I must have missed your apology when they were 4-1 under Keefe. Of course the 7-game sample size now proves you were right since they've lost two.
You apologizing if they win the next two?
Absolutely.... gain possession of the puck which ever way possible.,..... be it slick stick stills ... or brute force.To be fair, the reason to urge Matthews and Nylander to use their bodies and not pussy away from hits is that they would most definitely be more dangerous offensively if they could learn that dimension of hockey.
Marner. Tkachuk from Calgary would be my target or somebody of his ilk. Would also move one of Kapanen or Johnsson for a winger with some more bang and defensive awareness. Maybe also get a defender who plays well in his own end and can move the puck. A guy like Barrie is nice and all, but you can't have 6 fast, skilled defenders who are all hopeless in their own end. Then move Ceci, bring up one of the kids and get a true backup.Listening, go ahead. Move who?