Sportsnet Is Atlantic playoff race already over?

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  1. b in vancouver

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    Better be in pencil. The only guarantee right now is that Tampa will make the playoffs.
    The optimist in me thinks 1st in the division isn't out of reach but...
    Toronto doesn't look all that good. Out-score their problems but not sure that'll last and honestly think Florida can make it interesting.

    Would be surprised if it happened but - you could still see Boston 1st and Tampa Bay and Florida 2 and 3 with T.O. on the outside looking in.
    Or a lot of other scenarios. There's a lot of 4 point games coming up across the division so there's a good chance one or two teams take advantage of that a lot more than others.
     
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    This is the biggest thing. Florida isn't awfully far behind and they've underachieved, but TB/Boston/Toronto are easily the best 3 teams in the conference. It's not over, but it is over for MTL/OTT/BUF/DET, imo.

    I think we withstood the toughest portion of the season with all of our injuries, and we're trending up. Things can change but we look good. Toronto is a great team but they can and have faltered.
     
  3. Fenway

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    The Montreal tabloid was classy when the Bruins won the Cup, Toronto wasn't so classy when Chicago beat us. That says it all.

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    I've said this before, but it still rings true:

    I don't know what is worse, Habs fans coming in here telling us about the 24 Cups won before most of them were in diapers, or Leafs fans coming in here giddy that they have a chance of making the post-season for the second time in over a decade and the first time since the embarrassment that was 2013. It's like the choice between a tired old dog in here passing gas, or a bounding puppy peeing on our floor.
     
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    I thought we figured that out during that 6 game stetch in Nov with half the forward group injured??
     
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    I want to lose all regular season games to TO, and then an exact replica of the 2013 series.
     
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    I agree, although I always gain 10-12 lbs from US Thanksgiving thru New Year's Day, that's the measuring stick I use.
     
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    They really only need to split points with both of them to keep their distance.
     
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    Couldn't agree more
     
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    Fenway,
    At least I kinda respect the Habs and their fans.
    Toronto just takes it to that next level. Not sure how to say it - it's just very distinctive and drives me nuts.

    My nephews, now in their 20s are Leaf fans, and they're great and I wouldn't mind the Leafs doing well, simply on their behalf as I'd be happy for them. - Imagine being in your 20s and never remembering your team actually winning a playoff series! But there's just too many - ? - in that fanbase.
     
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    Mtl fans are by far the worst. They boo anthems, Carey Price etc. Just a pathetic bunch.
     
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    Two different fanbases that are very annoying for different reasons.
     
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    Way too early to call it. We still have 3 months and over half a season to go. I think the makeup of this team and the attitude from within is different, but I still remember the last two times we've missed the playoffs after looking like it would be a sure thing in March, let alone January.
     

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