With his team currently marred in a four game losing streak and his personal success in the proverbial toilet, fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are starting to come to terms with the fact that hoisting any sort of trophy is out of the question for quite some time.
Well, Leaf fans, we cannot put all the blame on James Reimer, but he certainly needs to share the load of “poop” that is being hurled at the team right now.
Phil Kessel’s frustration last night said it all— he, like millions of fans, is just plain fed up with the countless mistakes (of which Kessel is guilty too) that happen night-in, night-out.
Basic plays, seemingly simple for midget players to execute are being misplayed. Giveaways continue to be a major issue. Defensive coverage is little more than a rumor and giving up 35+ shots a night is now the norm rather than the exception.
While every player on the Maple Leafs roster has a measure of blame on their shoulders for Toronto’s recent slide in the standings, the growing belief is that Reimer is the weakest link in the chain.
So, are the fans of the Blue and White correct, or are they simply unfairly spewing their venom on Reimer?
Let’s take a look at some of the numbers…read more...