That game against the Flyers, White cost us that game by taking a penalty after getting beat like a rented mule. Then Kubina took another penalty late trying to be a tough guy instead of trying to get the puck deep. I know it was a bad call, but he had no business throwing a hit in that situation, he had the defender beat to the puck, and should have just kept in in the zone.
It is poor decision making on his part, and overal ridiculously horrible play from Ian White that is handicapping this team. If you will notice, any time these guys can go 60 minutes and only make a few mistakes (and this doesn't happen often) the Leafs usually win.
If Maurice can be criticized for one thing, its for trying to spur on White's development by playing him with McCabe. White's consistent poor play often put McCabe in rotten positions on the ice, bringing down his play level and subjecting him to unnecessary criticism.
When McCabe returns, he must play with kaberle, and they both must log 30 mins a game. If we can find a replacement for Ian White, someone, anyone, we will make the playoffs this year.
Missing Toskala recently has also hurt this team greatly. If Razr had any confidence whatsoever, the Toronto media has completely sucked it out of him. The team doesn't feel they can win with him between the pipes, and this needs to be addressed. If anyone could use a change of scenery, its him.
Depsite everyone crying bloody murder, this team is only a couple of minor changes away from being a decent competitor in the East. These are changes however that they are running out of time to make.]]>