Monday, March 24, 2014

The beginning of the end?

After finishing the worst part of their road trip with a 2-1 record, the Leafs looked really good in my eyes.  I believe they were in 2nd place in the Atlantic division when they came back east.

Then the Leafs came back east.  Yes, they've been bad defensively at times this year, but starting in Washington 8 days ago, they looked even worse than ever (at times).   What happened in Leaf land next was not surprising.   The finger pointing started, and they were aimed squarely at this guy.

No, I didn't use a SCORE card to illustrate a point

It's a shame, because at times he's looked very good.  Other times, the team has made him look bad.  And finally he's made himself look bad on a few occasions as well.  I think that when the Leafs acquired Jonathan Bernier last summer

that any confidence the players/management had in Reimer was eroded.   Now that Bernier's hurt, the team had to fall back on a guy that management doesn't have 100% faith in. 

Now, the Leafs are on a 5 game losing streak, and that playoff spot they looked to be a lock for last week is dangling on a wire. 

Funny how a week in the NHL can totally turn things around, isn't it?   Don Cherry on Coach's Corner said that Reimer needs to get out of Toronto this summer; move him to another club for a fresh start.

He's 100% right in my eyes.  Not that I don't like James Reimer, that's far from the truth.  But when the Leafs acquired Bernier last summer, that was the beginning of the end. 

Much like the last week has been for the Leafs playoff chances.

thanks for reading, Robert

1 comment:

  1. Even though I don't collect hockey ( I have some Stars cards) if I did, I think I'd collect goalies. They're the catchers of hockey and we know how much I love catchers.