Tampa or Boston?

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  1. sittler rules!!!

    sittler rules!!! Registered User

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    I know that we are all focused on Tampa and Boston as we should be. But if we went back to the old format of seeding 1 through 8 with the division champions getting the top seeds, we would draw Pittsburgh. I think I would rather Boston or Tampa, than face Syd and his merry band of grizzled vets, who again smell Cup and are refocussed.
     
  2. ToneDog

    ToneDog Voice of Reason

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    I believe TB can now win the division by winning their last two games vs Buffalo and at Carolina. Unless they stumble we will be hunting big game next week.
     
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    I hope for Boston, they seem to have slowed down the last week or so. I think either team is beatable but putting Boston out in the first sure would make me happy.
     
  4. LEAFANFORLIFE23

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    It's looking like Boston and I love it
     
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    Tampa series is basically a slightly better version of last year's caps. Which suits the leafs better. Tampa has a higher ceiling but also a lower floor. That series could either be sweep for either team or go 7. Boston would be a long series.
     
  7. Tak7

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    Boston = tight low event series where Leafs scoring depth could make all the difference.

    Tampa = high event series where Leafs scoring depth is matched, and their blueline could make all the difference.

    You always want the series where your strengths can make all the difference
     
  8. Ulysses31

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    dont know, Leafs will win either way I think
     
  9. S2S

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    Tampa. We'd be down 2-0 but it wouldn't be nearly this bad. Regular season hockey is different than playoff hockey. I think people forget that. The Bruins are a nightmare to play against.
     
  10. wingman75

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    I am a fan of how Boston plays, I have to be honest. Skilled but hard nosed. Imagine if we had that edge with the skill we have?! It is possible, not this year clearly.

    I always felt Tampa would be a easier team to play against, not saying we'd win but this thrashing is not enjoyable.
     
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    LOL at the fools who wanted Boston over Tampa
     
  12. The Rat King

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    told you foos. going with foos cause yeah. foos!
     
  13. TmlHockeyFan

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    I said Boston before now I wish it was Tampa.
     
  14. mikeyz

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    ....... Lol. This didn't age well.
     
  15. CantLoseWithMatthews

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    there's no point pretending we wouldn't also be getting killed by Tampa. We have no goaltending, no PK, and a coaching disadvantage and it would be the same case against TB
     
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    Tampa would have little trouble with the Leafs team that has played these first 2 games

    they still would have been the better matchup for us though
     
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    No point in pining for a "what if" scenario at this point. Boston's our opponent, they've been the better team so far and have capitalized on their chances at a better rate than we have. Wouldn't feel much better with closer losses as they're still losses. We've put ourselves in a rough spot, but the series is still far from over. Have to use home ice advantage to change the momentum of the series.
     
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    It's not over yet.

    Hopefully the Leafs will actually try on Monday
     
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    You sure about that? Let's ask how NJ is doing.:laugh:
     
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    I think this series has shown that it isn't a matter of which team we have the best chance against, but its a matter of being as far along in our rebuild as we thought we were. The answer seems to be no, we still have work to do. Are we kicking ourselves for not trading JVR/Bozak/Leo for picks and prospects?
     
  21. The Rat King

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    Yeah we're still a young team that finished ahead of what most thought they would do.

    We need time to grow, see what we've got , fill holes where necessary (defence I'm looking at you) , and inject some balls into our lineup. Not with scrubs but with guys who can actually chip in at the same time.

    Aye building a team isn't easy, back to NHL 18 where my Leafs are 2nd in the division. It's the only way I'll see them win a cup :( ;)
     
  22. horner

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    Boston was never my choice.
    Refs they have them in there back pocket
    Marchant
    Bergeron
    Chara
    I believe they will be in the cup finals
    They are really ****ing good.
     
  23. TmlHockeyFan

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    I think we'd still do better. Boston play style just doesn't bode well for the team. And NJ was an 8th seed team anyways.
     
  24. Ryan Michaels

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    Premature bump and we would be down to Tampa now as well.
     
  25. Daisy Jane

    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    considering the fact the Leafs aren't playing well, it wouldn't matter who it is we were facing.
    the only chance this team due the last two games, had of being up 2 games to 0 (or even 1-1) is if we collectively created a team and faced them. and considering how Andersen/the defense has been, maybe not even then
     

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