What To Do As A Leafs Fan?
Oh man, as a Leafs fan I am embarassed with them this season. I think all of us Leafs fans should just admit our team is horrid this year! They need to do something to the roster, or possibly a staff shakeup. I myself think the Leafs should try to pick up a good winger to jump up with Antropov and Sundin, so we can provide a more offensive depth side which we lack. Goaltending, oh man where to begin?! It’s not even like the goaltending we have are junk, we actually have an alright group to work with. They just aren’t performing at all near where their potential is. Personally, I would give Pogge a shot in a game and see how he handles it. I think he’s got what it takes to play not as a starter, but a reliable goaltender who’s there when you need him. Get him in some games because he’s only going to adapt to the NHL play and get better. It’s a risk I’d be willing to take right now, the goalies are just performing so brutal I’d be willing to try anything at this point that could potentially aid my struggling club. The defense crew we have is a real good crop, but plagued with injuries! If we could deal one though for something worth losing him for, I’d shop around with a couple guys and see what attention I can draw, not to say any names of course. I’d toss Blake and Bell together on a line and see if they can produce with someone like Stajan. The line of Wellwood, Tlusty and Ponikarovsky have been playing unreal together, that’s something I’d keep. Even then you’re still left with a line of Sundin, Antropov and Tucker, there’s 3 on paper good looking lines. What’s left over for the remaining line? You have Steen still, who may even be a better fit on a line with Sundin and Antropov, who did alright together at the beginning of the season, if you tossed them together you’d have Tucker still. Kilger obviously would deserve another spot on that line. The last spot on that line I’d just kind of go back and forth between Battaglia, Belak, Devereaux, and Pohl. Whoever was performing better I’d go with come gametime. The defense is looking above average if you compare them to other defense corps around the NHL. They just gotta step it up as well. We have a good roster, we just gotta all get playing like we can. It’s just frustrating to a fan like me that they have what it takes to be a decent team, but they can’t pull themselves together. Sundin and Antropov are performing real good actually, I’m surprised. They gotta keep that going as well. We’ll be a good team once we get our heads together. Man oh man, just my thoughts on the whole topic of our hometown struggling club.
Let me know what you think.