Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2: Exhale

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-11-21

Steve Dangle recaps last night's win and someone doesn't mention Saluteghazi.

Could Dan Bylsma Improve The Leafs?

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-11-21

Does Dan Bylsma have the secret formula that could improve the Leafs defence? With the Leafs losing two recent games by a combined score of 15-4, calls for Randy Carlyle to be fired have reached a fever pitch.  Every team in the league has bad games - even very bad games - over the course of an 82 game season.  A wise GM should not over-react to two difficult losses in a row.  But a wise GM should be able to see how two bad losses fit into the bigger picture of a team's performance over dozens of games, and at some point that GM has to have seen enough to know that it's time to move on from a coach whose teams have been fairly consistently outplayed for the better part of two consec

Leafs’ inconsistencies worse than a non-salute

Source: Canoe - Leafs Now
Date: 2014-11-21

So the Maple Leafs didn’t skate to centre ice and salute the fans following a 5-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night. Who cares? This is what brings the Leafs’ leadership into question? How about the cold, hard fact that Leafs fans have no idea what kind of team will arrive at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday night to play the Detroit Red Wings? Was it wise for the Leafs to snub their fans after beating Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning? Not really. The optics stink. Yet any kerfuffle over the act, or lack of act, doesn’t do much other than bump up against the bigger, more important problems with the Leafs. The Leafs are 10-8-2 after 20 games. On some n

The Least Of The Leafs' Worries Is Compete Level

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-11-21

The Toronto Maple Leafs are exactly what we think they are: an average NHL team lead by a coach that thinks the solution to all their problems lies with the team competing harder. I watch a lot of hockey. On any given night I will watch some of the best teams in the league and there's something different between them and the Toronto Maple Leafs. It's not just one thing either, it's a lot of things. What happened on Saturday and Tuesday night wasn't hockey. It was a lack of organization to say the least. I would never say the Maple Leafs didn't try, I would never say there was no effort in the game because there are only 23 guys who know the answer. Professional athletes are proud, they

Booth Loaned To Marlies For Conditioning Stint

Source: Toronot Maple Leafs
Date: 2014-11-21

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced on Friday that forward David Booth has been loaned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League for conditioning purposes. Booth, 29, has yet to play a regular season game with the Maple Leafs so far thi...

Toronto Maple Leafs fans finished singing the US anthem after technical difficulties

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2014-11-21

Toronto Maple Leafs fans finished singing the US anthem after the singer's wireless mic crapped out.Here's a better, from the crowd view of the greatness that is sports.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return to the Top Sports Blog

Leafs Postgame: van Dreamsdyk

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2014-11-21

#459321306 / gettyimages.com It's been a difficult week for the Leafs, and while it's somewhat foolish to label a game "must-win" this early in the season, if they had dropped last night's game to the Lightning, the big-picture articles and radio spots regarding coaching and management would have kept churning out until an example was made. A solid win against arguably the best team in the conference helped to alleviate all that, at least temporarily.

[Friday FTB] - So that happened - Leafs win

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2014-11-21

The Leafs save Randy's butt with a 5-2 win over Tampa. So what's the big-buzz this morning about last night's game? The Leafs failed to do a fan salute after the game. Why do they hate the fans and hate our freedom? On to more important matters. The links: Roller coaster ride for Leafs continues with win over LightningMirtle reminds you that it's still only November. Leafs leave embarrasment behind with thorough winSiegel's wrap-up of last nights game. Who Is on the NHL Hot Seat?DGB looks at the candidates to be the first coach fired this season, besides the one we all know and love. NHL says players in concussion lawsuit should have "put two and two together"The league thinks players

Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2014-11-21

Win or lose, the Maple Leafs haven’t done anything half way in the past couple of weeks. It goes without saying that this was much better from Toronto. The Leafs transition game was much better than it was against Nashville, helped by some pretty loose play through neutral ice by Tampa Bay. However, to the Leafs credit, there was less cheating and the D were getting the puck into the forwards’ hands a little quicker, The post Game Review: Game #20, Maple Leafs 5 vs. Lightning 2 appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle: Little things do matter

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2014-11-21

Despite the tidal wave of emotions outside the dressing room following a pair of baffling losses against Buffalo and Nashville, the Maple Leafs continue to assert there is no reason to panic.

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