12 games in, what's your guess about where we'll end up

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by BiggestLeafsFanEVER*, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. no point starting this on the polls board because it would just attract the haters.

    but as of today if you had to guess how we will end up this season, what would you say?

    obviously it's a hard question b/c it's early and there are different potential scenarios based on playoff match ups.

    but just throw out your best guess (and you can use your imagination with playoff match ups).
     
  2. You can never truly know without knowing what teams we face, but I think after last year and because of our play this year we will make the playoffs. I think we will learn from last year and win in the first round no matter who we face. Then I think we will lose in the second round because I am not filled with confidence about our defense.
     
  3. LEAFANFORLIFE23

    LEAFANFORLIFE23 Registered User

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    aren't you positive
     
  4. TMLife*

    TMLife* Auston Matthews

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    Cup, no doubt in my mind
     
  5. TheKrebsCycle

    TheKrebsCycle The Kids Are Alright

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    Win a round or two...with hot goaltending who knows...
     
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    I too believe this team will definitely win a round. I think a 2nd round appearance is a reasonable expectation
     
  7. yes i am getting close again. last time around i was a bit too positive and had to take a few days to feel back to my old self again. this time around i will contain myself more in my predictions.
     
  8. tp71

    tp71 Enjoy every sandwich

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    I predicted 2nd in the Atlantic at the beginning of the season. I still think that. Playoffs, I'm hoping to see round 2.
     
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    3 votes for miss the playoff?

    there is no hope...
     
  10. Voted the last option.

    Why? Because Obama said We Can. :naughty:
     
  11. wulfio*

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    are you one of those guys that plans the parade route every year during training camp?
     
  12. LEAFANFORLIFE23

    LEAFANFORLIFE23 Registered User

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    with the right addition to the D he could be right
     
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    UsernameWasTaken Let's Go Hawks!

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    As long as you stay away from Boston - who I think might fool you twice - you should do fairly well. I voted you going out in the second round - but then I thought I might have been too hasty. Looking at you guys and your conference I don't know what teams will beat you in a 7 game series.

    Boston would (sorry!).

    ...after that, I'm not sure. I think you're tenacious enough you'd hang on against most teams. The dominant team in the conference is the Pens...but you're usually pretty good against them (not just b/c of tonight - but in the past).

    Honestly, what teams do you guys think would be able to take you out over 7 games?

    Boston - likely
    Pens - questionable
    Montreal - probably not
    Ottawa - probably not
    Detroit - yeah, i think they would over 7 games (they get zero calls against them)
    Tampa - ???? didn't think they'd do so well this far
    The balance of Metro, IDK.
     
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    EdBelfour20 Registered User

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    Wait, so you say Boston and Pens are possible/likely but Montreal and Ottawa are probably not able to be beaten? sounds backwards to me.
     
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    I think he means the pens and Boston likely beat us but not Montreal and Ottawa
     
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    Not sure I agree last years Leafs team came as close as you can come to putting Boston away and then they added Clarkson, Bolland, Bernier and Raymond while sacrificing very little to do it all guys who have at least been to a final and Bolland, Bernier have cups.

    I think Boston would be the favorite but the gap has closed A LOT
     
  17. wulfio*

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    Detroit is very capable of making noise in the playoffs. They are well coached and boast 2 elite 2 way centers.

    The red wings do not get enough credit from uneducated hockey fans.
     
  18. Economist

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    I truly believe we are the best team in the east when we're healthy... our depth makes us better then the Pens and we're the younger version of boston with slightly more skill, slightly less grit. I'm saying theres a serious chance we make the final 4. That being said........... so many things can go wrong.
     
  19. I have the same opinion of the team as I did in September.

    We're a playoff bubble team with our successes hinging largely on our young unproven goaltending.

    If our young goaltending is inconsistent, we'll barely miss the playoffs.
    If our young goaltending is decent, we'll barely make the playoffs.

    If our goaltending continues to stand on it's head, puts up ridiculous stats, and steal plenty of games... well... we could be as strong as having an 8-4 type record (twice as many wins as losses) the rest of the season.

    We may win a series or two in the playoffs if the stars align... but I don't think it's very likely.
    Still one of the youngest teams in the league. Let's not get ahead of ourselves.
     
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    UsernameWasTaken Let's Go Hawks!

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    No...I said what teams I thought would beat you. i.e. Boston yes, Pens - on paper, but maybe not. Sens, Habs, no.
     
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    would be shocked to see this team miss the playoffs.

    as far as a top contender, I'd say our conference is actually weaker than it was in the past, I still see boston as a heavy-weight team, but not what they were say a year or two ago. We're also a good matchup for Pitty.

    those two teams might be slightly above us playoff team wise, but we're definitely at least on par with any other team
     
  22. MarnerPeachFuzz

    MarnerPeachFuzz Go Leafs Go

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    Looking at the polls numbers...:facepalm:...I'm the only one that picked out in first round.
     
  23. King Mapes

    King Mapes The King of HF!

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    Cant play Pens until round 3.

    OtHer than that, only Bruins worry me
     
  24. PhiladelphiaKessel

    PhiladelphiaKessel DontCrossthe****Line

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    Questionable work ethic and defense , I wouldn't even say playoffs are a lock.
     
  25. Havoc

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    There is nothing scary about the East besides Boston and Detroit. We know how to beat Pittsburgh.

    Playoffs are a lock in my eyes.
     

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