• TGT23

    Kessel draws more penalties than he receives.
    I forgive him for a normal emotional outburst.
    But he is the leader in the poor two way play of the team. His tool box is full, best player on the team, he just leaves backchecking in the box.

    Trade him for max value.

  • TGT23

    Another horrible loss to Winnipeg – embarrassing. Time for major changes including firing the hopeless coach and replacing the defenceman that cannot defend!

  • TGT23

    No, don’t lay off Phil Kessel (replying to the top two comments). He’s paid to be an elite player and he doesn’t act like it.

    Yes, refs missed one… Dont act like a child. And that doesn’t even take into account that playing him 18+ minutes every night is asking to lose games. He not only is constantly out possessed he also doesn’t play defense. That is a recipe for disaster.

    If he wants to be a star player, paid like a star player, he should get to acting like it on the ice and off. Kessel isn’t a superstar. He’s a mirage. He’s more one sided than OV. It’s time he be held to a higher standard.

  • TGT23

    In the immortal words of the late John Gotti as he spoke to his right hand man Sammy the Bull Gravano, Stevo You got a good thing going here. Don’t rock the boat by actually telling the truth about M.L.S.E.

    Similar to the Godfather they have ways and means. So even to dare bring up the back to back schedule will upset the bean counters and blue suits.

    So let me do it for you. Yep once again the leafs management put the team in the unenviable position of playing the second most back to back games in the eastern conference.

    Boys and Girls enjoy your junior heroes as your maple leaf heroes play 5 in 7 so M.L.S.E. can rack up the profits. Don’t worry things won’t change as they will host the junior championships once again in two years from now.

    Now Stevo I don’t want you to go to high up the food chain okay. I mean Shanahan is off limits right?? You know and I know he doesn’t have the keys to the executive wash room. Oh sure he could bring in one of the Hunter boys and give him a fancy title as a super scout. Mean time and in between time we still have the freaking architects of 10 years of horrid drafting, namely the likes of Dave Morrison still on the stinking pay roll.

    Stevo you are a bright entertaining guy who has been doing this skit for a number of years now. Trust me you will be doing it for decades more as nothing will change with M.L.S.E. Okay let me correct that the river of $CHANGE will just increase year after year as the silly sap sucker, moronic fan swallows the bait hook line sinker and all.

    Look Dad, the leafs just signed the top free agent to an iron clad contract for a gazillion dollars and years. Duhhh yeah son that was a great idea. How about you and I go down to the M.L.S.E. store and buy up all the Clarkson stuff we can.

    The only family that has a greater job than you Stevo is that family in Chicago who have covered the Cubs going on 107 years. You know from great grandfather, grandfather, to dad to son.

    Some one once asked Rush Limbaugh if he was upset when Bill Clinton won a second term. Rush said I’m happy as a clam. I’ve got 4 years of great material.

    Trust me Stevo you got years of great material ahead of you. Unfortunately none of it is about winning.

  • TGT23

    OMG! OF ALL THE NO GOOD OVER PAID,LAZY GOOD FOR NOTHING BUNCH OF BUMS TO LACE OF A PAIR OF SKATES!!!

    This Leafs Team is dam right just sad and an embarrassment to the NHL…..what a joke, these guys should be burying their heads in the sand….

    There are some good young players on this team that will learn nothing from these core , over paid useless loosers…

    Reims so sorry buddy…you deserve better

    PS KESSEL WHO? he was invisible as was all the core players…….once again, the net minder was left out to dry, and was the only player on that rink having to battle his way through 60 minutes for another sorry ass Leafs team, that care only about themselves…

  • TGT23

    OMG! OF ALL THE NO GOOD OVER PAID,LAZY GOOD FOR NOTHING BUNCH OF BUMS TO LACE OF A PAIR OF SKATES!!!

    This Leafs Team is dam right just sad and an embarrassment to the NHL…..what a joke, these guys should be burying their heads in the sand….

    There are some good young players on this team that will learn nothing from these core , over paid useless loosers…

    Reims so sorry buddy…you deserve better

    PS KESSEL WHO? he was invisible as was all the core players…….once again, the net minder was left out to dry, and was the only player on that rink having to battle his way through 60 minutes for another sorry ass Leafs team, that care only about themselves…

  • TGT23

    I’ve rarely seen a game where Kessel hasn’t been slashed repeatedly, without a call. It was a frustrating game, another loss in a long road trip and he simply lost it. Not good, but I understand it.

    Randy has center depth this season which he failed/stubbornly refused to use to any benefit. Why does he think Smith (on the 2nd line!) and McKegg are better options than Santorelli and Komorov, who are both natural centers? Instead he could have simply replaced Lupul with another L-winger like Lievo.

    The McKegg line (4th) barely played 4 minutes in a B2B situation. McKegg was brought up so Randy can sit him? This makes no sense to the game, it’s a waste of ice time for a developing player who needs to be playing and costs cap money every time Randy does it. There’s little hope Randy will ever trust a young player with any real minutes yet this happens over and over again.

    The 1st line played almost 26 minutes in a B2B situation.

    No change in Carlyle’s approach–he continues to go back to old habits and old methods that have never worked.