Monday, September 29, 2008

Interesting Quotes Coming out of Toronto

Going through a few things this morning I found some interesting quotes coming from coach Ron Wilson after the loss to the Sabres on Saturday. First on the Leafs season:

“It was an exhibition game – it didn't bother me at all,” Wilson said Sunday. “What bothers me is being asked asinine questions while you're trying to give young players a chance.

“We're not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. There's a news flash for you.”

Second on goaltender Justin Pogge:

"Yeah, he played," Wilson said after his team's 3-2 loss. "But he made mistakes at the end. He allowed what looked like a great effort to dribble right down his chin.

"Obviously you wish he had the last goal back and that's kind of why he's not ready to play in the NHL. You have to be able to play poised all the way."

Coach Wilson is just spitting it out for the Toronto media. Never one to be the media friendly type, Wilson is already showing signs of cracking under the media pressure. Granted the expectations of this season are low for the Leafs, but you don't already proclaim the season done before it starts. In the case of Pogge, I thought he played pretty well except for the last five minutes. Pogge is going to be a good goaltender for the Leafs down the road but I wouldn't hold that start fully against him. The Leafs defense broke down in front of Pogge and allowed some easy feeds in front of the net.

No comments:

Post a Comment