Threw two games the leafs are 1-1-0 and a big enigma. Last nights game against Montreal we saw a polar opposite team compared to the one who beat the Wings just a few nights earlier. They were sloppy in they're own end, even Schenn, they had no pressure on the Habs D and took to many penalty's.
Montreal was the better team, they were faster, smarter, but most of all they got some early goals put the Leafs away in the 1st.
" I think I've seen enough of our team now to know it's important for us to feel good about ourselves in the first half of a game..." said Wilson.
Also, the buds had 23 minutes in penalty's, against a team who was one of the league leaders on the powerplay last year and operating at a 25% clip this year.
One reporter questioned Coach Wilson after the game "where does this fall in between learning curve and embarrassment?".
I think this question about sums up the night for Toronto, not Wilson's half-hearted answer.
We, as Leaf faithful have to take these losses with a grain of salt, they're will be nights when we blind with our speed but then there will be nights when nobody seems to know what they're doing.
Side note: I've discovered a successful way to watch the Leafs without going grey, when the Leafs lose your just waiting for the 2009 draft and when they win, there is no re-build and your hoping for the playoffs.
SchennWatch: Luke had probably his worst game as a Leaf, with a few mis-handles of the puck and a rookie delay of game penalty but, he was hardly the worst Leaf d-man last night. Also, when Matt Stajan got hit from behind Schenn was right there to tell one of the Kostitsyn sisters whats what.