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Not the Best Of Time For Lebda In Toronto

from James Mirtle of the Globe and Mail,

So far, however, all Lebda has become is the Leafs’ forgotten man on the blueline. The 28-year-old has been a healthy scratch for three consecutive games since being benched after his giveaway led to a goal early in a win last week over the Nashville Predators.

After 10 games as a Leaf, Lebda is a team-worst minus-9 and has fallen behind two youngsters with more than 300 fewer games NHL experience.

Instead of a new beginning, his start in Toronto has been a bit of a nightmare.

“It’s frustrating,” Lebda said. “Just this whole start of the year has been like that. Getting hurt in training camp, missing the first two, three weeks and trying to get back in game shape without those exhibition games.

“Now I’m in a hole and hopefully I get a chance here to climb out of it.”

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inferno31's avatar

Hes been a horrendous give away machine out there. Every time he has the puck I cringe. Horrible at timing the pinch, and makes really poor decisions with the puck often leading to odd man rushes. Theres been at least 5 goals this season I think which have been directly his fault, not to mention some very ill timed penalties.

Hope he has more to offer than what hes shown, cause if thats all hes got he’ll be in that pressbox for a long time.

Posted by inferno31 on 11/25/10 at 05:56 AM ET

42jeff's avatar

That was his best use on the Wings roster too…keeping that seat in the pressbox held firmly to the floor.

Posted by 42jeff from The greater Howard City, MI metroplex on 11/25/10 at 01:57 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

<—- Shocked.

Posted by Osrt on 11/25/10 at 04:57 PM ET

Jennemy of the Skate's avatar

Wait, wasn’t this the guy who said that things would be so much better in Toronto? LOLebda.

Posted by Jennemy of the Skate from the bar car on the stress train on 11/30/10 at 03:58 PM ET

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