Post Tagged with: "Randy Carlyle"

It's time for the Leafs to let Randy Carlyle go (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

A Scathing Indictment of Randy Carlyle

When the Leafs traded Carl Gunnarsson for Roman Polak in the summer, I was one of the only people who thought it was a good trade. My thinking was that […]

by · October 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
(Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports)

Can Nazem Kadri Take the Next Step?

Many wouldn’t consider a 50-point season as a year that needs improving on. But for a former seventh overall pick and a player that expects more from himself, Nazem Kadri’s […]

by · October 16, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Which team will get the edge in the Phil Kessel/Tyler Seguin battle this season? (Icon SMI)

The Toronto Maple Leafs are Destined for Failure in 2015

We’re just hours away from the NHL regular season starting up for another year, and to Toronto Maple Leafs fans, the moments before opening night puck drop are probably some […]

Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer are each one half of the single biggest reason why the Maple Leafs sit third in the Atlantic Division (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)

Toronto Maple Leafs: Make Believe Or Real?

In a summer of craziness, there was the Toronto Maple Leafs. As we polish off the Eastern Conference, today we put James Tanner of The Hockey Writers on the hot seat. We gave him […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs fans seem to support James Reimer but that won't make any difference when Brendan Shanahan and company evaluate the team's future (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Back in Blue: James Reimer’s Fight for the Crease

Often in sports, the term ‘mishandled’ is used to refer to the development of prospects. Sometimes, however, we look at veteran players and wonder how their careers may have differed […]

by · July 30, 2014 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Allowing this overtime goal to Patrice Bergeron during the first round of the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs was the lowlight of James Reimer's time in Toronto (Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports)

James Reimer and the Burden of Narratives

James Reimer and the Toronto Maple Leafs came to terms on a two-year contract, worth $4.6 million annually, to avoid going to salary arbitration. It was the second such signing […]

Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin will have to improve their playoff performances this season.(Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports)

Tape2Tape: Pittsburgh Penguins Unsuccessful at NHL Draft

The Detroit Red Wings always seem to find the gems late in the NHL draft – a skill they’ve been praised for over their storied history. The Pittsburgh Penguins draft […]

by · May 14, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
Randy Carlyle made a mistake by re-igniting Montreal's interest in Habs/Leafs rivalry. (John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE)

Defending the Move to Re-sign Randy Carlyle (Sort of)

  So Leafs Nation (I HATE to call it that)  went apoplectic yesterday around 2pm when it was announced that Randy Carlyle was not only being retained by the club, […]

by · May 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's time for the Leafs to let Randy Carlyle go (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

The Randy Carlyle Conundrum

After weeks of silence, Brendan Shanahan and company made a pretty loud statement, and its one that supports (at least for the time being) head coach Randy Carlyle. There is […]

Phil Kessel hasn't been immune to the negativity surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs (Tom Turk/The Hockey Writers)

The Media and the Maple Leafs

It’s something that comes with being a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. You hear it on the radio each morning, on SportsCentre every night and in water-cooler discussion at […]

by · April 12, 2014 · 1 comment · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's time for Dave Nonis to pull the trigger on his coaching staff (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

Offseason Questions Looming for Maple Leafs

With less than two weeks left in the 2013-14 NHL regular season, the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans will have to settle for another year without playoff hockey. For […]

by · April 9, 2014 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's time for Dave Nonis to pull the trigger on his coaching staff (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

How the Maple Leafs Can Improve This Off-Season

It’s been another season to forget for the Toronto Maple Leafs. While it may seem like this team will never find their way again in the NHL, there is reason to […]

by · April 3, 2014 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs