Sheldon Keefe doesn't hold back when talking about his team.
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Sheldon Keefe absolutely obliterates the Leafs Following Difficult Loss

Published December 28, 2023 at 6:55 PM
BY TOM BANKS
     
The Toronto Maple Leafs boast one of the most top-heavy teams in the NHL, but sometimes, that group just can't get it done, leading to what we saw after their latest tough loss.

Sheldon Keefe goes after the Maple Leafs top names



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The Maple Leafs season has been a solid one thus far, and while they certainly have holes on this roster, the quartet of Matthews, Marner, Tavares and Nylander, known as the Core Four remain one of the most talented groups in the NHL.


Unfortunately however, they don't always play at their very best, which we saw in their loss to the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, leading to a massive rant from their Head Coach.

"They were better than us in the second period for sure. It looks a lot worse because our power play gave them a freebie, some life, and energy. Some of our details just slipped on each of the goals against. I thought Ottawa got better and harder as the game went on. We didn't respond to that. What I didn't love about it is that I thought we were really outworked on our power play. That part is not acceptable. A lot of the other issues on the power play were simply due to Ottawa outworking us in those spots. It was the same at 6-on-5."


The goal of a Stanley Cup remains



This may not be the first rant we've seen like this from Keefe this season, but there's no denying this remains an incredibly talented roster, and if they can fix their consistency issues, a Stanley Cup should remain well and truly in sight.

With Nylander potentially on the way out and question marks around their roster though, this will be another interesting point in the Maple Leafs season as GM Brad Treliving weighs up just what to do with the team as the trade deadline approaches.

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