Re: Toronto ties it late and wins in OT
posted at 3/28/2010 9:41 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Toronto ties it late and wins in OT
In Response to Re: Toronto ties it late and wins in OT : Don't sweat, just look at those bottom standings and notice how those teams above Toronto keep moving around. Toronto have to eliminate that gap first. And that means the teams in front of them must lose in addition to Toronto winning. Then, once the Leafs join that cluster, they have to maintain it. It's a tall order. It is mathematically possible, but a tall order. Just think about the Bruins getting 6th in the East, leap frogging the Habs. That's reasonably hard. Great if they can do it, but pretty hard. Can we agree that catching the Sens 7 pts ahead is virtually impossible? I would say that's practically impossible to happen. It's a tight league. The Leafs have been more consistently at the bottom than anyone. Even Edmonton was doing better earlier in the season.
Posted by BadHabitude
Sorry Badhab. You're just not that objective when it comes to the Leafs. I know you want that pick to be as high as possible, which is fair, but it kills you to give them any credit. I've seen just about everyone of their last 15 games.
Fact is they are playing very well, outside of a bad game against Florida. They are young, fast and their defense is playing very well. Goaltending has been solid. Phaneuf has been very good since coming over and Kessel continues to score most games with a lot of speed. I'm not sure what you're watching. They outplayed the Rangers in the 1st and 3rd periods. They scored lucky goals and Gustovasson made some spectacular saves in the 2nd period to hold them in.
I think they will catch 1 of the teams ahead of them at best, but whether it's Burke, or Kessel, or the Leafs in general you hate to say anything good. Now you're a Bruin fan so I guess that's allowed, but try and keep it real.
By the way they are beating good teams; Montreal, Ottawa (twice), Rangers, New Jersey, Boston (outplayed them the last two games).
I hope the Bruins get the lottery pick ahead of teams like Tampa, Florida, Carolina and the Islanders but if they don't, I'd prefer to see the likes of Hall or Seguin go outside the conference (Edmonton, Columbia).