Friday, March 21, 2008

Maurice talks tough

In his post-game scrum tonight, Maurice was asked about the Leafs' effort against the high-scoring Sabres. He attributed it to having players who know that if they don't take care of their defensive responsibilities, "they won't play".

Strong words indeed, and it had the Sportsnet crew singing his praises.

Here's a question: has Maurice benched anyone besides Kyle Wellwood all season, for poor defensive play or any other reason? Even for a shift? Or is it just more empty talk from a team that seems to specialize in it?

There have been some truly awful efforts that went unpunished, but I can't think of anyone who was actually held accountable. Can you?

1 comment:

  1. I think I remember Ian White getting benched along with Kyle (I only remember this since it was on Valentine's Day and we had a bit of a laugh about it over at PPP)