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Frustration sets in for punchless Leafs

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09:51 AM ET 10.31 | Right now the Leafs are on pace for 189 goals. No way the Leafs make the playoffs scoring at that pace. Understandably, the Leafs were a frustrated bunch, and that frustration seeped into the stands. After captain Dion Phaneuf made an ill-advised pass that resulted in a Ryan Callahan penalty shot, and ultimately a Callahan goal, there were audible waves of boos directed at Phaneuf for the final few minutes of the second period every time he touched the puck.

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Tomas Kaberle, Dion Phaneuf, Jamie Sabau/Getty Images Tomas Kaberle, Dion Phaneuf, Jamie Sabau/Getty Images
October 31, 2010  10:00 AM ET

I hear Boston is willing to make a few more trades.

October 31, 2010  10:13 AM ET

Frustration sets in for punchless Leafs

But I see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

October 31, 2010  10:15 AM ET

The Pens played a good game last night.

October 31, 2010  10:35 AM ET

Once a proud and competitive franchise, the Leafs are crumbling once again.

But, in my opinion, they have one of the best uniforms in the NHL.

October 31, 2010  11:18 AM ET

I guess the luster is off after the 4-0 start

October 31, 2010  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I hear Boston is willing to make a few more trades.

Nice!

October 31, 2010  11:37 AM ET

Oh, where is the loyalty, thru thick and thin, tow the line haul the ammo. If the British acted like this they'd all be speaking German. Don't let them get you down, Phaneuf.

October 31, 2010  11:48 AM ET

Oh yeah, dump the pink skates, maybe just a small sticker on the helmet or something.

October 31, 2010  11:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Oh yeah, dump the pink skates, maybe just a small sticker on the helmet or something.

Yes DiPietro got ventilated for 6 pink pads I understand the sentiments but Pink pads .Browsing yesterday the Raiders had a good think pink logo at raiders.com

October 31, 2010  12:00 PM ET

What happened to the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup talk from a week ago?

October 31, 2010  12:20 PM ET
QUOTE:

The Leafs celebrated Halloween one day early as they masqueraded as a hockey team last night.

LMAO - I like it.

October 31, 2010  12:40 PM ET

wow one new thread over the weekend Golf which on Friday got one thread with 30 posts Saturday 0 today got one. Soccer one on Friday (230+) one on Thursday (220+) gets none Saturday 2 Today. NASCAR 2 on Thursday (120+) & (37) none Friday or Saturday one Today . Colleges three on Friday (131)(21) &(126) Saturday one (240+) but it was ND the most loved/hated school in America got three today.Our #'s are around College a bit better than Soccer way better than Hillbillies the MMA hasn't had one since Monday when they had two (120+ & (60+) I think we rate at least two should be three

October 31, 2010  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

What happened to the Leafs winning the Stanley Cup talk from a week ago?

I know, I ignore hockey for a week (what can I say, it's football season) and all of the sudden the Leafs go from eventual cup champs to horrible?

October 31, 2010  01:46 PM ET
QUOTE:

The Leafs celebrated Halloween one day early as they masqueraded as a hockey team last night.

And tonight they're all going as vampires 'cause they suck too.

October 31, 2010  03:35 PM ET
QUOTE:

Nice. got any change?

Sorry, I only give money to Moronic Beggars (Leaf Fans).

October 31, 2010  05:01 PM ET

So uh, whatever happened to planning the parade in Toronto?

October 31, 2010  05:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Sorry, I only give money to Moronic Beggars (Leaf Fans).

Perfect! Can I get a few coppers guvna?

October 31, 2010  05:10 PM ET

I think they'll be just fine, with a couple things tweaked here and there. They play better in front of Giguere(except last night) than The Monster, and you can see they have a better communication with their goalie, and the D men this year.

They shot 70 shots at the net last night, and Henrik did get lucky a few times, but was solid, and it was cause he could see every shot. Don't count the Leafs out...........they just might surprise ya! They are playing better than quite a few teams around the league, so why are we talking about the Leafs?????? OH! It's a Leafs thread!


WHAT ABOUT TIM THOMAS?????????????????

I mean really? Nothing on this guy? he's got a 0.50 GAA, 0.98+SV%, with 6 wins, and 3 shutouts! 2 in a row, and nothing on this guy!!!!!

October 31, 2010  05:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#23):

I think they'll be just fine, with a couple things tweaked here and there. They play better in front of Giguere(except last night) than The Monster, and you can see they have a better communication with their goalie, and the D men this year.They shot 70 shots at the net last night, and Henrik did get lucky a few times, but was solid, and it was cause he could see every shot. Don't count the Leafs out...........they just might surprise ya! They are playing better than quite a few teams around the league, so why are we talking about the Leafs?????? OH! It's a Leafs thread!WHAT ABOUT TIM THOMAS?????????????????I mean really? Nothing on this guy? he's got a 0.50 GAA, 0.98+SV%, with 6 wins, and 3 shutouts! 2 in a row, and nothing on this guy!!!!!

First off, about the Leafs, their 2 big ticket items this offseason of Armstrong and Versteeg aren't going to be worth it this year and moving forward.

Another thing about the Leafs, get ready for the Kaberle trade talk. I hear that Burke was offered Stamkos and 7 1st round draft picks that aren't lottery protected, but he turned them down in hopes of getting a couple of 2nd rounders thrown in.

Finally, about Thomas, is there any better story in the NHL right now? From injured and backup to the most dominant goalie in the NHL right now.

 
October 31, 2010  05:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Yes DiPietro got ventilated for 6 pink pads I understand the sentiments but Pink pads. Browsing yesterday the Raiders had a good think pink logo at raiders.com

It's not pink but it's close.

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