Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Frenchy, May 3, 2021.
Where the Habs will be without Toffoli and Andersson? Probably at the bottom of the North.
They would react the same way as any other Canadian team's city and media.
yeah I don't agree with that at all. The Habs, for example, suck year after year and the media here treats management like the Queen. Half the fans worship the GM too even though he sucks balls.
There is a big difference in the attitude of the media an fans of the Leafs too.
The habs also have fans like this who know everything and are never wrong and can’t remain level headed
They were out in droves in january
Well, it was a huge shock when the most dominant team of the cap era got swept in the first round. Then they won the Cup next season.
Hockey is a crapshoot and the playoffs are a small sample where anything can happen. It you have a good core, you just need to give yourself as many chances as possible.
Ya but they are on the team.... what's your point.
It's been since 1979 since we didn't get the Leafs in the playoffs, we're due
Since January 30th, the Oilers are one of four clubs with a better than .710 percentage (the three ahead of them since then are Carolina, Colorado, and Vegas). Also have the most regulation wins.
What does this mean for the playoffs?
Di** all.. lol
This is where I believe I saw them coming into the season. A team that could finish just outside the playoffs if a lot went wrong, or a team that could finish in the top 4 if some stuff went right.
I think the only area you could say I was off was I thought they'd be a lot more dependent on Price having a stellar year to finish in the top 4 than they've ended up being.
Echo’s what I felt and expressed at the start of the season. I wrote that their season depends on:
1. No regression from Price or Weber
2. 60 point+ pace for Suzuki
3. 60 point + pace for KK
I was burned at the stake by draft day, beachamp and a few others because of it too. They’re fortunate Toffoli has been great. As has Edmunson and Perry being pretty good too.
There's so much pressure on the Leafs to win a round. Unbelievable pressure. So many kids that watch. In their Leafs gear. Ready to cry. I hope that image is planted in every Leafs player head.
I guess it comes down to deciding whether or not a team's core is able to get it done.
lol I don't think they care much about that.
Andersson?? Toffoli singlehandedly gave a lifeline to Bergevin and costed Travis Green's job.
Why would it be?
They know each of the teams they might face intimately due to playing them multiple times. There are no surprises.
They all know they are better. They just need to focus on intensity and details. Talk about a sweep is totally laughable.
Toronto will lose the first round whether they play Montreal or Winnipeg.
Jets better snap out of their funk tonight.
Why play hockey than??? It’s about playing a sport you love for millions of dollars and your goal is to win championships and cash out in life and have your bloodline’s fortune secured for a good while if you’re good enough. If they don’t care about the kids then they should have not been playing hockey on my view. That’s the whole point m.... as a kid you dream and you cry and every player went through it and know how much it hurts
Honestly that's highly unlikely, but still possible.. and as a leaf fan I will be heart broken, embarrassed but fully aware although this is a different team and a really good one at that... The
Pressure of carrying that leaf might weigh too heavy and cause us to over think while other teams play with a less pressure underdog mentality.. while knowing.... It is the leafs and the leaf players know this as well.
But I am confident through other failed seasons and a more rounded team with experience and veterans leadership they will use the fire to push through it.. if they get through the first round..... Oh boy watch out.. that monkey is off their backs and they will turn on another gear.
I'm hoping of course.
Toronto is too stacked to lose first round. I think they find a way to lose second round against the Oilers. Now if they lose this year in the first round with the globetrotter lineup they have assembled, there will be some heads rolling.
Fun to speculate what will happen!
I just want the playoffs to begin with already!
Honestly, Edmonton is probably the team that I consider easiest to beat for the Leafs.
Montreal slows down the game and turns it into a 50/50 grind, but Edmonton lives on the transition game which means the Leafs mobile defence can shut them down and have the open ice to run havoc on their weak defence
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