It kills me to see the leafs in such chaos right now. It kills me to even look at the boxscores when i see the leafs losing to a team like phoenix…. I’m very frustrated right now with the entire organization with their performances at every level: ownership, front office, coaching, players. The leafs entered the season with much optimism with expectations to make the playoffs, but all seems very dim now. I know that the leafs are out of 8th place by a few points and that it is only about 1/4 of the season, I can only hope that the leafs will change things around. Lets look at the levels of the leafs organization and how we can possibly fix it.
Maurice on His Way Out Of Toronto?
My typical Saturday night starts out with me taking the girlfriend out for supper then back home to watch the Leafs play.(lucky her eh?) And now most of the time ends with grief as the losses mount. But I noticed some tidbits that were aired that I wanted to pass on.
According to the NHL, the hockey operations department puts together the final ballot in late October/early November, so why is Tampa Bay’s Dan Boyle, an Eastern defenseman candidate (only played four games this year due to injury), but Pittsburgh’s Sergei Gonchar (leading all NHL blueliners in scoring, and on pace for 86 points) is not?
The article also mentions the snubbing of Volchenkov and the absurdity of Cheechoo on the ballot.
After getting blown out by the Washington Capitals, and the Phoenix Coyotes, two of the worst teams in the league, it’s time to fire JFJ.
I have to admit, Raycroft USED to be a good goaltender (being a former calder trophy winner). But why trade Rask, he is pretty good for a young guy like him! I think that was the dumbest trade JFJ has ever made! Yes, Raycroft was a good goalie in Boston but now he is playing like he doesn’t care. Rask and Pogge were their future in goaltending.