Jun. 9, 2022
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Campabee</b></div><div>I am not trying to come off like a Habs fan trolling the Leafs but why do all Leafs fans think the issue with the Leafs is size, skill in the bottom 6 or their defense? The Leafs have one of the highest skilled cores in the league, they have some good young D (Sandin and Liljegren) with some good prospects coming. The issue with the Leafs is not toughness alone but comradery, watch a Habs game, even when they are losing they are playing for each other and the love of the game. The Leafs all seem to be playing just for a paycheck, sure a few of them (Mathews and Marner) show a comradery between them but it isn't as team oriented as it is in Montreal. If they can find a coach\GM who can bring the team together to play for the guy next to them on the bench instead of the money going into their bank accounts then the sky is the limit for them. It's just my opinion but I think the biggest thing holding back the Leafs is the GM and coach. They need leadership that brings this group together rather than isolates their top players from the rest of the team, again this is just my opinion based on the few Leafs games I watch.</div></div>
You may be right about chemestry.... but wish they still had at least two BIG defensemen. The Leafs have too maany 'small skilled guys' on D. Lillilygrin, Sandin, TJ Brodie, Gio, Neimula. Imo, they could use some bigger, tougher guys to kill PKs and not let othe teams run arround in their end.