Moral victory for Maple Leafs?

It’s hard to believe but so early in the season that was suppposed to be ao different the articles this morning about the Toronto Maple Leafs are full of accolades in which the team lost for the 11th time on 12 outings this season.

Reading that the powerplay was sizzling at 2/7 and that Vesa Toskala had a great game are just a couple of the gems that I have seen ao far.

The good news for me anyways is that Ron Wilson isn’t buying it:

““I could throw out all the cliches, but we still have to find a way to win,” said Leafs coach Ron Wilson. “Which cliche do you want? We never say die, blah, blah blah? We still need to win.”

He’s right, the only stat that says anything right now is 1-11. This team is deadlast. Hell Tank Nation would. Have been happier than hell if this were last year!

Yes they are playing better, but isn’t that more of a result of how badly they were at the very start? I think it is. A loss is a loss is a loss.

Brian Burke said that many players would be shipped out before he made a coaching change. He spoke of delivering a product and a responsibility to fans and sponsors. That, I am sure had nothing to do with moral victories.

The team comes home and their is way more work to be done by the dream team. They have to find a way to get more effective players in the lineup everynight. It’s that simple. Moral victories don’t count.

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November 1, 2009 2:44 pm

I Agree…

One comment on Toskala. I know he played a better game and made some stops. But he still managed to let some weak ones in…and couldn’t help his team out after battling back to tie up the game…Two shootout shots, two goals. I know we didn’t score on our chances but – would have been nice for him to keep them in it after they crawled back. In fairness to the team, he can’t start another game….they deserve better – especially on nights like last night. In Gus we trust now…I’d even prefer to have Joey Mac as the back up….I think they need to clear $$ to make room for Kessel anyway…may as well be Tosk.

November 1, 2009 2:45 pm

PS: what did you think of Cherry’s suggestion that Blake play center?

November 1, 2009 5:18 pm

It wasn’t just that he got beat in the shootout it’s that he looks like a pylon every time he’s involved in a shootout. I’m trying to remember the last time I saw make a nice save in a shootout situation and I can’t.

Mike S
Mike S
November 1, 2009 5:21 pm

I could be wrong but I don’t believe the Leafs need to clear cap space to make room for Kessel’s return

November 1, 2009 5:28 pm

Toskala is like a hot girlfriend who doesn’t put out

Leaf fans are suffering from “Blue Balls”

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