The Leafs will come back and win this series

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  1. Tak7

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    Regular season & playoffs - 2 different animals.

    Ask Caps fans how significant a great regular season is
     
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    Not all fans, no.
     
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    ...maybe we'd be pissed because he's on the DL again...?
     
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    And they could have very well won that series as we know. 2 OT loses. The 4-1 lead. They could have won last year's series. 3 OT loses for effs sakes. You go back and they've been in every series they've lost dating back until '99 vs. Buffalo. They've lost series' in catastrophic ways. 6 shot debacle vs. NJ. Blowout Game 7 loss to NJ. OT loss to Carolina. Game 7 blowout loss to Philly. Roenick. 4-1. OT vs Washington. But they were in all those series.

    And that's what gives me some hope. They have always been in it and this team is arguably one of the better ones in comparison to those listed. I've never witnessed being swept and only seen one series go less than 6 games when the Leafs failed to advance. Maybe they won't win, but they can make it close.
     
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    Great OP!

    I would love to see a bad break go against Boston. Fluke goal for Toronto, accidental own goal, Boston goal called back on review. Penalty shot goal for the Leafs on a Bruin stumble to cause it. Get the hockey gods off the Bruins' back.

    But I would settle for an out-of-nowhwere 5-0 smackdown with no lucky goals too. LOL
     
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    Good news...So many teams are down 2-0...one team WILL come back and win. Lets do this. We need these next two at home...crazy to think how hard that is now but lets pretend it just started and we have home ice...LETS GO BUDS WIN OUR GAMES AT HOME....Give Kadri a chance to comeback and take over because I bet he can't sleep at night right now
     
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    If we can tie it up, I'd bet that Naz will come back and tear it up.
     
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    That is exactly what I think....maybe I got my leaf glasses on but I want this series tied up heading to boston and Kadri back in also if this happens you can count on at least 1-2 powerplays because Boston will try to kill him hopefully he can stay calm if all this happens
     
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    except when a team goes up 3-0? then the other team wins the next 3 making it 3-3 forcing a game 7?
     
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    lol i stick by my quote..gonna live or die by it! if i need to redo my quote after next game then i will cross that bridge after

    edit : although i guess im not really living or dying by it if im will to switch it after next game
     
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    You should redo it now because it doesn’t make any sense.
     
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    So far, this is exactly how I feared we'd play, right into the Bruins hands

    If we're swept, we're swept, the Jets were last year and look at that team now

    Just hoho if that's the case management don't panic and go out and get big tough guys just for the sake of it
     
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    Ironically, both my favourite teams in two different sports have these problems with their coaching. The game is all about imposing your game on your opponent. The old adage of "do enough to lead and then sit back" doesn't work anymore and honestly, I don't think it ever did for that matter. Look at the most successful teams of all time. Montreal's dynasty teams buried the other teams with scoring. Edmonton and NYI? Same thing. Pittsburgh currently? The trend continues. Babcock has an unhealthy obsession with trying too hard to manage the game rather than let his team go out there and fly with their skill. It's been beaten to death, but playing grinders with skill players limits skill players from their full potential.
     
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    Those Golden Knights, wow. Now that is a perfect demonstration of what a team that's optimally coached to their strengths is all about. It was definitely their roughest game of the series but they stuck to their plan and pulled it out.
     
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    My goals posted earlier

    I'd be happy if they won 3 in the first round, crazy pumped if they made it to the second round, on the moon if they made it to the third round, need to be committed if they made it to the finals, die with a smile on my face if they won the cup
     
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    already edited, not that it really matters lol. its late and im not sure i care enough
     
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    Seriously why can't we forecheck like Vegas can?
     
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    Babcock has only had 3 years to implement a system. give him time
     
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    Boston is also just a much better team than the Kings......they break it out a lot faster and play at a much higher pace (and disciplined to boot). Really don't think the Leafs were outplayed that badly in game 2, just got behind early (4 goals on 5 shots). We actually had better zone time, possession, and debatably scoring chances. Our expected goals was slightly higher too.

    I know it provides little solace to overanalyze the microstats.... but I've said about 10 times in the last day that I really think Andersen played 2 straight stinkers, and I've been a big time Andy supporter. Eye-test matches for me as well. He needs to give us a chance to win, but ideally, steal a game or two.
     
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    Rask is an elite goaltender and elite goaltenders don't rely on flukes. They stop them regardless how hard it appears to save them. He already has saved quite a lot of close ones. Can't say the same for Andersen when he swims in the crease everytime a bruin gets close to the blue paint.
     
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    Trying to be optimistic and obviously it isn't over. One game and one win at a time.
    The one thing that is clear to me though:
    The focus has to be on defense this off season. That doesn't mean throwing everything at 1 guy, but what's clear is we need at least 2 maybe 3 good defenders. Not just guys who can skate and move the puck, we need guys who can do both. Let's face it, Zaitsev, Polak, Hainsey (for half the season), Carrick have all been brutal. Rielly and Gardiner have also had their share of struggles. Dermott is still a kid and as good as he's been in games, he has been exposed as a rookie in some games which is to be expected.
     
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    I woke up covered in sweat.

    Listen to Columbo. He knows things.
     
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    The mighty Quinn oh he has been
    Not relegated to the dustybin
    Leafs don't take it on the chin
    Wisen up and steal the win
     
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    Maybe he is sincere and speaking his mind? I assume you don't know this person in real life, so don't judge people for sharing their thoughts.
     
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    I like Columbo.

    Senor Martinez is cool too.
     
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