Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's too early to be planning a parade

Leaf players and coaches sit through the final scenes of Saturday night's horror show at the ACC.

No need to hit the panic button after the Leafs get blown out by the Bruins a second time this season. The Leafs had problems with Boston last season until their late season run. Every team has a team that gives them fits. But will other teams be able to imitate the Bruins style to stifle Toronto. So here is the good and bad from Saturday night's 7-0 bomb.


- Nothing


- The Bruins scored 7 goals on just 20 shots. The two Leaf netminders combined for a pathetic save percentage of .650.

- Another dismal night of special team work. The powerplay was shutout on 4 opportunities and the worst penalty killing team was 1 for 2. Why is anyone considering a contract extension for Ron Wilson with this track record?

- The comparisons are tiring yet every time the Leafs play the Bruins, Phil Kessel is totally upstaged by Tyler Seguin. Phil just relax and play your game.

- It's 15 days now and James Reimer's whiplash injury has been reclassified as a upper body injury. Thank goodness he doesn't have a concussion (note the sarcasm) otherwise who knows how long he would be out of the lineup. The Leafs seriously need him back to keep them in games like last night.

- When the run and shoot offense isn't working, the Leafs don't seem to have a plan B. Some nights you need to grind out a win. Coaching? On a night when the Leafs needed some grit in the lineup, Ron Wilson decides it's the right time for Luke Schenn to watch a game from the pressbox. Coaching?

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