No More Mr. Nice Guy: Ron Wilson Needs to Be Tougher, Bring Up Marlies

November 12th, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

It's easy to switch up the lines when things aren't going well for a hockey club, though for some of the players on the Toronto Maple Leafs, new linemates just aren't working out.

It's time they were given a stern message about their poor play; improve or you're watching from the press box.

Certain players on the Leafs, of which will be named, have been almost invisible throughout the team's recent games, and with Ron Wilson exhausting multiple line combinations to no avail, it may be time to send a shock through the team and call down to the Marlies.

Players like Matt Stajan, Rickard Wallin, and Jason Blake have played well at times, but have been overall major disappointments so far.

Through 16 games, Blake has just two goals, and with his shot total matching the number on his back, his shooting percentage is less than four percent. With Blake's cap hit at $4 million this season, you can bet the men in suits are not happy, and neither are the fans.

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