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Mike Babcock Not Happy With Team Effort By The Leafs

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Well, there goes the 82-0 season for the Maple Leafs — and with it just a little shine comes off this team of mammoth expectations.

It was one thing to lose to the New Jersey Devils, as the Leafs did Wednesday night. It was another thing, as coach Mike Babcock said, to cheat themselves on their way to their first kicking of this National Hockey League season.

“I don’t think we worked,” said Babcock, after the 6-3 loss to the shockingly speedy new Devils. “They skated us into the ground.

“I expected us to compete. That didn’t happen. When you cheat yourself, you look like that.

“I was disappointed. I can’t remember the last time we played with that kind of effort. We didn’t have any juice. We didn’t do our part.”

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Game highlights are below...

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WingedRider's avatar

I watched the Devils/Leaf game on Sportsnet in Canada.

I was shocked to see the “New” Devils team.  They are Very Very fast, the old players are gone.

To this point the Devils are the fastest team in the NHL, IMO.  Seems odd saying that about the Devils!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 10/12/17 at 02:31 PM ET

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