Paul Bissonnette destroys the Maple Leafs after Embarrassing Loss to the Senators

Published November 9, 2023 at 1:30 PM
BY DAWSON MCKENZIE

Paul Bissonnette, a well-known Leafs supporter, recently went off on how poorly the Leafs have been playing especially in their loss to the Senators.

Paul Bissonnette Roasts the Leafs During Intermission



The Leafs have been showing their offensive capabilities to start the season, however, they have been struggling significantly on the back end. While stars continue to show their ability to put the puck in the back of the net, they just can't seem to keep it out of the back of their own.

After their 6-3 loss to the Ottawa Senators, Paul Bissonnette took his time on the TNT broadcast to roast the Leafs for their struggles.


"It's just ugly."

"It's just lost coverage, no sticks in lanes, no commitment to blocking shots, not protecting the most dangerous area of the ice, which we call the house, not taking away time and space, awful gaps, not protecting the defensive blueline...the list goes on and on and on.

"It's disgusting, and if they keep playing like this, they're probably going to miss the playoffs."


Bissonnette Does Not Think the Leafs Have a Goaltender Issue



Bissonnette also went on to describe how he doesn't think the Leafs have an issue between the pipes, something many analysts are thinking the opposite of.

"It's a defensive zone, defensive structure, and a team commitment to playing defense issue. And if it's not addressed, like I said, it's going to get uglier, and uglier and uglier."

Head Coach Sheldon Keefe was asked about the defensive play, specifically John Klingberg, who has been struggling in his own zone to start the year. Even he thought the staff needed to do a better job protecting Klingberg, a blunt way of saying that Klingberg can't keep up with opponents' best.

"Yes."

"We need to protect him better."


The Leafs will have to make some changes moving forward, there is no question there. However, they do have the firepower needed to get the job done if they can figure it out on the back end.

As seen on Blade of Steel - "Paul Bissonnette Rips the Toronto Maple Leafs a New One for their Defensive Play"
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