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ST. Joe Thornton Jersey . LOUIS – The steam oozed off of Dion Phaneuf in the minutes after yet another demoralizing loss, the 12th in 15 games for the sputtering Maple Leafs. It feels awful, said Torontos captain, displaying an unusual bit of public fire after a 3-0 defeat in St. Louis, the capper on an empty trip. It feels absolutely terrible. I dont know what more I can say than when you lose games, when you go through stretches like this, its awful. A hellish four-game road swing ended with four losses and amazingly, for a team that recently led the league in scoring, just a single goal scored. Toronto was outscored 12-1 on the week-long trip through L.A., Anaheim, San Jose and then St. Louis. Not one forward found the back of the net at all, Roman Polak posting the only goal Thursday in San Jose. Were cold as ice right now, said James van Riemsdyk, stuck on 19 goals this season. The list of Leafs gone dry is lengthy. Phil Kessel has just one even-strength goal in the past 18 games and only four total in that same span. Nazem Kadri has gone eight straight without scoring. David Clarkson has one goal in 20 games. Tyler Bozak has one in the past 11. Van Riemsdyk has found the back of the net in just one of the past eight games. Richard Panik hasnt scored in eight games. Mike Santorelli hasnt scored in six. A once devastating power-play - the foundation of offence for Kessel, Bozak and van Riemsdyk – has gone completely cold, 0-11 on the road trip and 2-21 in the past seven games. You cant really let it get to you, said van Riemsdyk, who shot a middle period opportunity over the net of Brian Elliott. As an offensive player youve got to stay confident, stay with it. These things happen; Ive never quite maybe seen it like this. Of late and despite their recent record, the Leafs have not actually played all that poorly. They kept it tight through every step of a difficult trip against a four-some of quality opponents. They limited shots and chances and held tight in terms of possession, but simply never could put the puck in the back of the net. Yeah, but the bottom line is you go home at the end of the night and you didnt win a game, Phaneuf said with some venom. You go home at the end of the night and we didnt win a game in four on a road trip. Yeah, we can draw on positives and we will draw on the positives, but youre asking me how I feel and I dont feel very good. Chasing a share of the division lead as recently as mid-December, the Leafs are now just hanging onto the sight of any playoff spot at all. They trail the Rangers and Bruins by seven points for the two wild card spots, now being nipped at by the Senators and Flyers. Just a day after his second coach in Toronto was fired, Kessel opined on what exactly captured his troubled tenure as a Leaf and it came down to stretches like this. Were always right there every year, Kessel said, and then all of a sudden we just hit these rough patches…You know youre going to lose a couple games here and there, but you cant go on long losing streaks like weve had in the past. I think that happens every year with us and weve just got to somehow kick that. And that may indeed define another failed Leafs season, a one-month run thats seen the club pick up just six of a possible 30 points (3-12-0). Five Points 1. Kadri on the Point One tweak the Leafs have made to jump-start their struggling power-play: re-inject Nazem Kadri onto the point of the first unit. They tried it briefly earlier in the year to no avail, but are looking to Kadri again for a different type of threat from where Phil Kessel operates on the left half-wall. I think we can play from both sides, Horachek said, citing the need for a balanced look, start using [Kadri] on the other side so theres two strong sides instead of just playing from one. Kadri, who hadnt played the point of the power-play since junior, says hes a lot more comfortable in the role this time around. Now I can survey my options a little quicker and know what to do, just feel comfortable backing up in the offensive zone, just little things like that, said Kadri, who is amid an eight-game goal drought. The changes go deeper than that though, especially in contrast to the 24-year-olds usual spot on the left half-wall of the teams second (largely unsuccessful) power-play grouping. You kinda gotta be a little bit of a safety valve on the point, Kadri explained, whereas on the half-wall everything is kind of working through you, and you have layers of structure that if you do turn the puck over theres help. You have a little bit of that on the point, but youve got to be a little more safe and youve got to be an out for those guys down low. 2. Full Value? Roman Polak played the first 424 games of his NHL career in St. Louis, returning to the Scottrade Center for the first time on Saturday. Blues coach Ken Hitchcock observed before the game that neither team had seen the best of a summer trade which brought Polak to Toronto and Carl Gunnarsson to Missouri. I dont think either team has seen the true value of what the players can do because both players have been hurt, Hitchcock said. Polak missed 10 games this season with a knee injury; Gunnarsson limited early after offseason hip surgery and then more recently due to a concussion. I think you wouldve saw a bigger impact with [Roman] if he wouldve stayed healthy from his injury too, Hitchcock said. Polak has a certain element that unnerves the opposition and Gunnarsson has a good element that really makes him a good partner for Shattenkirk. We needed that type of partner for [Shattenkirk]. Its a good trade, but I dont think both teams have seen the full value until these players are both healthy. 3. Polak II Hitchcock said the Blues loved Polak, but needed a different element in Gunnarsson, one that was capable of stepping into their top-four and playing with the under-looked Kevin Shattenkirk – tops among NHL defenders in points entering Saturdays game. Its what you gotta give to get the element that was missing on our team, said Hitchcock. If there is one big shift for Polak in his transition to Toronto its how hes being used or more specifically, how much hes being used. The 28-year-old was a third pairing defender in St. Louis – averaging 17 minutes last season – but with the Leafs hes been strictly in a top-four role, even teaming with Dion Phaneuf on the teams top pair for a night in San Jose. Toronto doesnt have near the talent obviously of Shattenkirk, Alex Pietrangelo and Jay Bouwmeester at the top of its defence, thus requiring more out of Polak, who is averaging nearly 21 minutes or the most since his first full season in the league (2008-09). Its a different role just to play a little bit more minutes in the game, said Polak, who led the Leafs with more than 24 minutes opposite his former club. He appears better suited to the more limited role he had in St. Louis. Polak holds a 41 percent possession mark since his return from the knee injury last month. 4. Sitting Inked to a three-year deal in the summer, Stephane Robidas sat as a healthy scratch for the eighth time on Saturday night. A look at the numbers might reveal why hes been replaced by Korbinian Holzer for the better part of a month on the Leafs third pair. Even-Strength Possession since Dec. 17 (entering Saturdays game) Korbinian Holzer 49 percent Stephane Robidas 39 percent 5. Shattered David Booth thought his nose was shattered when the right elbow of Ducks defender Sami Vatanen flew up and hit him in the grill. It was just more a shock than anything, Booth said a couple days after the incident I wasnt expecting it. His nose was indeed broken, but curiously and fortunately for the 30-year-old, there was no hint of a concussion. Booth managed to suit up against the Blues sporting a full face shield. When first pegged by Vatanen – who was fined by the NHL – Booth lost balance, was noticeably disoriented and could not make to the bench, let alone the dressing room in Anaheim, without assistance. Booth says it was because of his vision. I couldnt open my eyes which was weird, he said. My eyes were just watering. I couldnt open them so I felt a little off-balance there on the ice, but I knew where I was, I knew what was going on, I just couldnt open my eyes and whenever you cant see you kind of feel off-balance. Stats-Pack 2-10-0 – Leafs record in their past 12 road games. 12-1 – Scoring differential for the Leafs on their four-game road trip. 2-21 – Toronto power-play in the past seven games. 7-12-3 – Leafs road record this season. 9th – Leafs league-ranking in offence this season. Special Teams Capsule PP: 0-2 Season: 19.2% (13th) PK: 3-3 Season: 82.6% (12th) Quote of the Night It feels awful. It feels absolutely terrible. I dont know what more I can say than when you lose games, when you go through stretches like this, its awful. - Dion Phaneuf on his feelings after a 3-0 loss in St. Louis. Up Next The Leafs return home to host the Hurricanes on Monday night. Jannik Hansen Jersey . The turf is scheduled to give way to actual grass that is bright green, so we dont have to complain any more—we just have to wait a few years. Instead, do feel free to complain if the roof is closed for any reason other than to allow a game to be played. 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"(Thursday) everything seemed to go right. I missed it in the right places, got up and down when I needed to, made a few putts. Today was the complete opposite. I didnt hit it very well starting out." The third-year Web.com Tour player made a double on the par-3 fifth hole after hitting a shank. Yup, a shank. He bogeyed the next par-3, the eighth, before righting the ship on the back side with birdies on the 10th and 12th. There were many more opportunities over the final six holes, but nothing dropped on the exceptionally difficult greens, which are starting to cause frustration among the field. "You take a look at the last hole, I had a four-footer for par and Im lagging it," said Hadwin. "I had a putt on 14 that I had to lag from 15 feet. I had 15 feet and had to play four or five feet of break. The greens are very difficult if you get out of position and I was perfectly in position yesterday and I wasnt today." The sour ending came when he just missed a 10-footer on the 17th for a birdie and then lipped out a four-footer on the 18th for a finishing bogey. In the past, that type of conclusion to the day may have kept Hadwin steaming for some time. But as a sign of how far hes grown as a professional, he was positively chipper as he walked off the course, smiling to his fans and acknowledging the applause. "I used to have troubles putting bad shots behind me," he admitted. "They would stick with me for a little bit and thats something that I worked really hard to improve on and to get better at, and know thats going to help make me a better player." There are many who expected hed already be that better player by now, already be on the PGA Tour. Those expectations were fueled in large part by his RBC Canadian Open performance in 2010, when he finished as low Canuck, and then again in 2011 when he came within a couple of shots of winning the Open outright in front of hometown fans in Vancouver. But, not surprisingly, Hadwin couldnt keep up the meteoric rise and has found himself trying to re-set his game and his career, admitting that he probably hadnt worked hard enough. At the start of this year, he decided to re-dedicate himself, taking a more professional approach to everything he did. Blessed with immense natural talent, hee realized that alone wouldnt be enough to get him to his goal of the PGA Tour. Chris Tierney Jersey. He wanted to work hard every week and be prepared as best he could when he stepped on the first tee on Thursday. "That sort of continued from the end of last year," Hadwin said. "I thought I did a much better job of knowing the golf course, knowing where to miss and all that. Im still getting better, its still something I can improve on but Im giving it my best shot, trying to understand the golf course. . . when to be aggressive, when not to be aggressive. Obviously Im playing a lot better this year than I have in past years so it must be working." You can make a good argument that Hadwin is the most popular Canadian golfer not playing the PGA Tour. His personality is positively effervescent and he is a marketers dream, smiling and engaging fans non-stop (just this week, he inked a new sponsorship deal with Shaw). He had the largest contingent of Haligonians on Friday, who followed him around and cheered his strong play. "It is noticeable for sure," Hadwin admitted. "It is a good feeling to know you have support. On Twitter and Facebook and all those social media outlets, to hear the words of encouragement and support even when Im not playing well, (its good to know) people are supporting me. Its nice and it makes getting over rounds like this easier." Of course his improved play this season doesnt hurt either. Hadwin notched a win earlier this year in Chile and has three other top-10 finishes to sit sixth on the Web.com Tour money list with just over $200,000. He is all but guaranteed of advancing to the PGA Tour next year by finishing inside the top 25. And he admits that there have been times when hes allowed his mind to wander and think about joining the big leagues. "Ive thought about it a few times," Hadwin said, "but at the same time including playoffs I think we have 10 events, 11 events left in the year. So theres lots of events left, lots of money to be made. When you get to the golf course and get into that competition mode its All right whats my next shot? How can I hit the best shot possible? Everything future-wise kind of goes out the window and youre just focused on getting the ball in the hole in the fewest shots possible." But when hes off the course, with time on his hands, say, riding out a long weather delay, it can be a little different. "When youre sitting through Hurricane Arthur in your hotel room with nothing to do, you might start to think Greenbrier looks pretty good right now," he chuckled. Ah yes, Arthur. The hurricane is on a collision course with Halifax and organizers have already announced that there will be no play until noon on Saturday at the earliest. Judging by the forecast, that might be optimistic. For Hadwin, however, hurricane or not, hell be ready to go whenever he next tees off. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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