Post Tagged with: "Randy Carlyle"

Dan Bylsma has the Crosby-less Penguins in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race (Tom Turk/THW)

Saving the Sharks: The Perfect Coach (Part 1)

The ‘Saving’ Series The San Jose Sharks are in deep trouble. Within the last two months, the team missed the playoffs for the first time in over a decade and […]

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Position of Head Coach Overrated in the NHL?

No Gimmicks in Hockey When it comes to the sport of hockey, there isn’t much trickery or gimmicks involved. There is no such thing as hidden puck trick, and there […]

by · May 11, 2015 · 0 comments · San Jose Sharks
Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

Maple Leafs Minute – Four Damning Figures

This season has been one for the ages, if not the record books…and, unfortunately, not in a good way. Let’s not forget, at the quarter point of this 2014-15 NHL […]

Phil Kessel's play has been under scrutiny, but would a change of scenery help the forward rediscover his scoring touch? (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

A Sign of the Times in Leaf Land

If their struggles since the new year isn’t any indication of how the Toronto Maple Leafs are fairing, then you clearly haven’t been keeping up with the news surrounding the […]

by · March 24, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
It's time for the Leafs to let Randy Carlyle go (James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports)

The Leafs Were Right To Fire Carlyle

I think I am starting to get a sense of why the Leafs have never tried a complete tear-it-down-rebuild in the  modern age of the NHL – frankly, the city […]

by · March 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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The Leafs Should Remove the “Interim” Tag From Horachek

OK, the Leafs are 11 games into the reign of Peter Horachek and they have lost nine in a row and ten of eleven. Everyone agrees that Horachek has curbed […]

by · February 2, 2015 · 13 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Comparing Two Teams: The Maple Leafs And Liverpool FC

I must be a glutton for punishment. None of the teams that I support are without controversy: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Bears, and Liverpool FC. While […]

by · January 28, 2015 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Five Thoughts On The Maple Leafs

The All-Star break is, obviously, a good time to reflect on the first half of the season and where your team is at. Unfortunately for Maple Leafs fans, it’s not […]

by · January 23, 2015 · 2 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Is Phil Kessel's new play-making style deserving of mid-season awards? (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Phil Kessel: Stepping Away From Media Clichés

We’ve heard them all before – those typical answers that athletes give during media scrums. But what drives these player clichés? Why don’t athletes and coaches give their all in […]

by · January 22, 2015 · 0 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Randy Carlyle (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

Growing Up Carlyle

The Exit On January 6th, I had just returned home from work, turned on TSN and was heating up a Lean Cuisine, when I heard it. The Toronto Maple Leafs […]

Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Dion Phaneuf  (Photo Credit: Andy Martin Jr)

The Real Missing Ingredient For The Maple Leafs

The current Leafs team has faced a lot of scrutiny. Toronto fans love to blame and this blame has shifted to players from week to week with common scapegoats being: […]

by · January 14, 2015 · 6 comments · Toronto Maple Leafs
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Leafs Buying Into Horachek’s Systems

The Toronto Maple Leafs lost their first game of a four game road-trip Monday night 2-0 to the Los Angeles Kings. Despite the loss though, the win seemed to be […]