Update on who's naked ass will be running down the road next spring:
Leafs currently 1 point up on the Oilers but the Oil have 2 games in hand.
Everything is going wrong.... Last night we had a good first period.. the second period brought some unbelievably stupid penalty calls by the vs gill... I couldnt believe it... They didn't score on us but I think it killed our momentum... After that it was just sad, leafs had no umph in them... Really pisses me off to see our team seem to be playing so well (Minus last night) Yet still failing....
Can't really put my finger on it either, I believe a big part is the defense.. But it should be solid, Kaberle and McCabe have been playing decently.. McCabe playing a lot better defensive wise then he was at the start of the year.. White is still a rookie, I love his offensive abilities, and seems sound on defense MOST of the time... Gill is amazing on the PK, getting in shooting lanes... and blocking pucks but lately has had a few mess ups.. Peca has done 10x more then could be expected of him... and kilger has been playing great on the PK as well..
Goaltending ? Perhaps, Raycroft has a weak glove hand if you ask me... With his pads he is pheonominal... But once again, after that injury It seems he has let in a few softies.. (The second one vs montreal I believe...) Personally I think we should give Raycroft a rest for a game or two and let Aubin work his magic for a bit...
Offensive ? Hmmm, Our offense has been lacking lately.. Our wingers need to get the pucks out when our defense slaps it around our boards in our defensive end... Other then that I believe our offense is great, averaging over 30 shots... Great depth from our goals, tucker,wellwood,sundin, all these guys are contributing... Steen needs to get going to as good as he was last year but that's only a minor concern to me.
In Conclusion, I have no idea wtf is wrong with us atm.. I believe its just a funk and the players just need some confidence back... I believe we have the makings of a stanly cup team, just as long as the players start playing their best.