Let the Excuses Begin

Well for those who saw the Leafs/Sens game on Thursday night you were probably witness to one of the most wackiest games of the season.

This game was exhausting to watch. Leafs fans were furious at their team in the first and middle of the second. And of course the Sens fans must be furious with the teams inability to hang on to a lead once again.
What I can’t wait for should this be posted is the lists of excuses made by both teams after this one.

Even though the leafs won, you could easily say that they could have lost it quiet easily. If that was the case here are some of the excuses we would have heard if they did.

1. Kidd just plain stinks (and he does).

2.The leafs power play again was horrible, too inconsistent.

3. The leafs were without their best face off man, Joe Niewendyk.

4. Belfour gone (see number one)

5. McCabe with his broken nose.

6. The leafs were once again really stupid with the penalties

7. Hell they got scored on in the first 13 seconds.

The best though will be the excuses made by the Sens fans…

1. The most important fact that half of the team left the game with the FLU.

2. Their best defenseman (Chara) gone.

3. Hossa gets knocked out with the puck in the first.

4. Lalime was left out to dry again.

The only problem with this post is that I kind of feel that the Sens excuses are good ones. If the leafs lost their best scorer during the game (Hossa). If they lost their best defenceman (Mcabe had four points tonight) And had only two lines out for the third, the leaf fans would be arguing with everyone with those excuses.

You could say though that the leafs were without their best sniper (mogilny). And they never really had a stud defenceman like Chara anyway. Lastly, most of thier players are call ups anyway.

So do you feel that the leafs just plain beat the Sens again, or did all those excuses mentioned above beat the Sens.

I would just have to say, if your up by two or three goals, just ice the puck the whole game, and never leave your zone and the neutral zone. It could be a bit of both

59 Responses to Let the Excuses Begin

  1. bruinexpert says:

    do you think they could make visors crack the same way a windshield does instead of chipping off pieces that cut players? I thought that was rediculous and someone should go after Itech or Oakley or whoever makes that one…that doens’t seem very safe

  2. bruinexpert says:

    top 10 maybe…but how many goalies have won the cup who are still active? likely less than 10 so being the 10th best goalie in the league or 9th or whatever you’re suggesting doesn’t mean all that much when you’re trying to carry a contending team to the cup

  3. Kill_Yourself says:

    Ha i also liked reading this hossa is a fag he got cut by his visor not because the puck hit him in the head and he didn’t play because of a 7 stich cut when his team needed him boo hoo so yeah pussy.

  4. chanman says:

    Hey man-

    I am nether a leafs or sens fan. But I can say to you-

    Don’t go putting down alfredson or hossa. Alfi is a good captian, leader and is most certainly not a soft baby.

    and hossa may not be pysical all the time- he is a goalscorer, and does a pretty good job at it as well. Ever get hit in the face playing hockey? You dont know a player’s condition after he gets a head wound.

    Dont go posting stuff like this here again-

  5. LondonK says:

    That is exactly it. Regardless of the depleted roster, they gave up 4 goals to blow the game. The Sens fell apart completely regardless of fatigue. If you watched the game the leafs didn’t play much better in the second half of the game then they did in the first half. The difference was the Sens stopped playing, period. They could have easily just trapped their way to a 4-2, 4-3 victory, but instead stoped playing defense and let the leafs run all over them.

    Yes the leafs deserved to lose for their terrible effort.

    Kidd was not as bad as people are making him out to be. Yes he has had some bad games but look at the goals. The first one no goalie would stop. Poor coverage by the leafs allowed Alfie a free tap in. And the three PP goals came from sloppy defensive efforts by the leafs. There really was only 1 goal that Kidd should have stopped but didn’t…the other three were excuseable goals.

    The Sens losing their whole team was their own fault though. They easily could have called up a few more players and sat guys out, but they chose not to.

  6. LondonK says:

    That has to be one of the stupidest posts I have read. Hossa is a fag? What the hell does that have to do with hockey. And how does a serious cut result in him being stuck with a “couple of stitches”. Did you even see the play. Ken Klee’s shot shattered his visor. Before he hit the ground the ice was covered in blood. The crew couldn’t even clean up the blood off the ice. They ref had to try and scrape it off the ice with his skate.

  7. mojo19 says:

    I dont think he meant a fag as in homosexual, but rather a soft player, so it was relevant to hockey.

  8. Lint07 says:

    on top of my head right now, I’d say he’s somewhere between 5th and 8th best goalie of the league.

    Many teams would take him in a flash if he was available.

  9. meetak says:

    It seems to me like there are a lot of people trolling for the Sens, or their fans, to make excuses for Thursday.The game was an anomaly, plain and simple.it doesn’t tell you anything about anything.And i didn’t hear any Sens players making excuses for that game.A couple guys amazed about how fast the flu hit the team, but no excuses.

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