NHLers, well, 99% of them are totally paranoid of speaking their minds. You have to get them pretty liquored up, to get anything out of them And even then, they only go into who was the toughest, best slapshop etc...I’m not saying I agree with them, but the coach and players keep backing up and praising Freddy. Maybe they don’t feel they have a choice publicly.
It's been above average in pretty much every metric in existence since Keefe took over. Shit, look at tonight. The Leafs out chanced the Panthers 36-18 and in high danger chances were 21-10. 10 high danger chances in a game is not a lot (Leafs are 9th since Keefe with 10.36/60. The "air tight" Bruins are 8th with 10.35...the Blues are 12th with 10.83. A lot easier to look good defensive when you're getting a .917 and .920 sv% respectively over that same period though eh?)Both goalies were junk tonight, but shit, our D is not exactly airtight.
losing Barrie would be felt a lot. The puck magically finds it's way to the other end of the ice almost 60% of the time when he's out there. Hard to look good when your goalies puts up a .895 while you're on the ice. Ceci can definitely **** off though.Losing Barrie and Ceci honestly wouldn’t even be felt, imo.