Ed.'s Note: This is another promoted diary from penaltyshotsca. Remember that the beauty of the SB Nation platform is that it's not a one-way street. If you have something to say then you can write your own post and share your thoughts. In this one, penaltyshotsca sums up a lot of the frustration that Leaf fans are feeling.
I've abided by many disgraces the last three years but I never thought they would stoop so low as to get destroyed by a team with Ty Conklin in net. I think the Clemmensen experiment is completely over. He sucked ass last night and it is no excuse that the rest of the team did as well. Pull up Pogge and at least get him some experience because if Toskala is not healthy in the next five games, and judging by the way we handle our injuries I suspect he won't be, then the season is over.
Of all our team's problems, most could be solved by a consistent work ethic, something I have harped on all year. We just don't work hard every shift, something that I believe is a hold over from the days we were talented enough not to have to.
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I have quit teasing my Oilers buddy about Dustin Penner because of Blake. We may have given up less, but we didn't get anything back. Not to mention Blake is 35 years old and has cancer! This was the worst Fergie move. He signed a 35 year old player with cancer to a long term contract! For the love of God man!
Tucker is no longer a top nine player for 3 mill. I don't care if the problem is that he is injured. Don't play at 80 percent if you are going to be useless.
Why is Raycroft on our team at 2 million a year? What function is he now performing that this amount of cap space is deemed appropriate? Does JFJ really think he is trade bait after being benched in favour of a minor league goalie? If so then wow, maybe Glenn Healy really would be better. He needs to be waived now, no humming and hawing, there is no excuse. Isn't every dollar important now-especially when it is obvious we need help?
Take no salvation from being only 3 points out of a playoff spot. We are at best in the middle of a mess and at worst at the start of one. Coming out of this spin will depend on Toskala and who knows, that may be ten games away.