POLLS     NHL     SEARCH

TRENDING NOW


Keefe has tough words for Nylander & Tavares following struggles


PUBLICATION
Austin Kelly
April 2, 2023  (9:56 PM)
SHARE THIS STORY
FOLLOW US



Sheldon Keefe had strong words following the recent offensive struggles for Captain John Tavares, and singled out his linemate William Nylander.

Keefe Shares Thoughts

Tavares has struggled through an inconsistent month, both in a good way and bad.
On the one hand, Tavares had 5 Goals and 14 Points in 13 Games for the Leafs in March, along with 5 multi-point games, but at the same time, has struggled with 7 pointless games, 6 of those being losses for Toronto.
Only one of his 5 goals in March had come at Even Stength.
Head Coach Sheldon Keefe noted the inconsistency of Tavares, but defended the Captain for his efforts beyond scoring.
"He's a guy who generates a lot of his chances (from) the middle of the ice... any time you're a a player like that you're relying on your wingers to make a lot of that happen."

Sheldon Keefe continued, "I correlate it a lot to the fact that (Nylander's) game has not been at the same level."
William Nylander has had 3 Goals and 9 Points in 14 Games for the Leafs in March, having a similar slump to John Tavares, including a pointless drought in 6 out of 7 of Toronto's last March games. This followed up a 5-game point streak for Nylander.
While Sheldon Keefe is blaming neither Tavares or Nylander, it's clear he's looking for more offensive consistency from his best assets as the postseason nears the corner.
As reported in Maple Leafs Daily -
Toronto Maple Leafs daily hockey news
POLL
APRIL 2   |   660 ANSWERS
Keefe has tough words for Nylander & Tavares following struggles

Do you think the Leafs will win the cup if they make it past the first round?

Yes22734.4 %
No43365.6 %
LIST OF POLLS
Latest 10 stories

HOCKEYPATROL.COM
COPYRIGHT @2024 - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
TERMS  -  POLICIES  -  CONSENT