January 08 2015 10:40AM
We are still within the first few days of the post Carlyle era and damn it still feels so good. I mean, he was awful. Historically bad possession numbers, historical game seven collapse, and he successfully ran MacArthur, Grabovski, and Kulemin out of town without receiving a return on any of those players. Thankfully he was shown the door before Kadri, Gardiner, and Reimer suffered a similar fate to those previously mentioned players.
January 07 2015 08:20PM
As we all know, Randy Carlyle is no longer the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. This means that the team has been fixed, right?
Well, not so fast. The Washington Capitals strolled into down, and ran away with a 6-2 victory.
January 07 2015 08:13PM
Jesus H. Christ, that Mike Babcock is an intense looking man. Look at those goddamn eyes. Forget Detroit, Babcock looks exactly like the kind of no-nonsense-or-I-will-cut-you sociopath the Toronto Maple Leafs need manning their bench.
Or maybe he isn't. I don't know. What do I know? Nothing. I'm just a blogger. You guys though - the readers - you're the smart ones. Help me out.
January 07 2015 07:27PM
The above picture is a face swap, based on the theory that Gerry Dee will replace Randy Carlyle as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs when all is said and done. I do not believe this will happen, because Gerry Dee is a comedian, not a professional hockey coach. Though I'd love to see Mr. C become a smash-hit show on CBC. Especially if Randy has to teach the kids how to operate appliances.
Anyway, here's five options that aren't Gerry, even if he thinks he can do it. Maybe not the best options (that's your call), but five nonetheless.
January 07 2015 12:03PM
I slept like a baby last night (not like my baby, but one that actually sleeps well). Food tastes better today. The sun is shining a little brighter, people are a little friendlier and every song that comes on the radio makes me want to dance.
Welcome to the post-Carlyle era.
The Leafs have anointed Peter Horachek as the interim coach officially today, and Steve Spott and Steve Staios (Manager of Player Development) will be serving as his assistants.
The Capitals are also a team playing in this game. They just played outside and had fun doing so. Their 7-1-2 record in their past 10 games is a little intimidating and it has helped move them past Toronto in the Eastern Conference standings. Braden Holtby has been great in net for the Caps this season, but you don’t play great goalies against bad teams, so the Leafs might see Justin Peters tonight.