Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by willmma, May 14, 2021.
A win will put us 4th in the league ahead of Florida.
Go Leafs Go
No injuries please
Who is starting?
I wonder if any of the big guns is resting tonight?
We dont play until the 20th so theres no reason to rest guys... just hope for no injury in a nothing-nothing game.
This might well be the least interesting game ever.
Two goals, no one get injured. Make the PP suck less.
I don't think we can due to salary reasons. We would need to play short if we dropped anyone from the lineup.
Any chance Nash or Hyman get in for a game tonight?
Just finish this season off with a strong defensive performance and actually care. That last game brought back some bad memories.
I don't care about 4th overall but I care about finishing ahead of PIT so we can avoid COL/LV until the final. I believe we need a point tonight to do that, at least but not sure, perhaps someone else knows better.
If we need a point to finish ahead of PIT then it's pretty important actually. Not crucial or anything but I'd much rather face PIT/WSH/CAR/NYI or whoever in the 3rd round instead of COL/LV.
No injuries please.
I have no clue how the seeding works for the winner of the north but Im not scared of a single team in the league so I dont care who we face.
No injuries is a win tonight
This is a game I'd sit Matthews and Marner and maybe all of the big 4, as well as any Dmen that are nursing minor injuries.
Don't want them trying for retribution based on us ragdolling them and being such a "dirty team" last couple times we played. (Wheeler, Ehlers, etc.)
Andersen should start. He needs the reps.
Campbell is use to playing well after not playing for a long time.
If it's me, I tell Andersen he's our #3 and give the reps to Rittich.
If a win means we wouldn't face LV/COL unless we advance to the finals then JUST WIN!!
Any lines from practice? Curious to see if Nash at 3C and Galchenyuk on the bench is really the way Keefe is thinking for Game 1 when the cap no longer matters
If that is the way he's going, I find it funny that we got Nash to play shutdown 3C for a 7th round pick, and years prior we spent second rounders on rentals like Boyle and Plekanec to play 3C/4C lol Nash is even a guy we could maybe bring back if he gels well. It's exciting other than losing Andersen (re-sign Hyman with the money) and not being able to re-sign Foligno, we should be able to bring most of the band back if this is a successful team
Pretty sure we need a point to finish ahead of Pitt (comes down to them having more "wins overall"), we already have the tie-breaker over Washington (more ROW). 2 points gives us the tie-breaker over Florida.
Of course if another team in any other division emerges we still could have the best record in the final four. So for example if Florida (assuming we win tonight), Washington, Minny/StL get through, we'd be #1. Small chance but not impossible.
Please win that is all.
4th overall puts $100 USD in my pocket which will make for a slightly nicer weekend.
I am shocked fans are treating this like a nothing game. It is huge if they want to get to a final. There is no part of me that wants anything to do with Colorado / Vegas in the semi's if they make it. I think Pittsburg holds the tiebreaker. It goes to like the 4th tie breaker which is most wins. All they need is one point. Take care of business tonight and let the cards fall where they may.
I gotta be honest I don't really see the Vegas fear too much. In fact, I think it's underrated as to just how weak the West was this year. I mean how is Minny even good?
Vegas has no centers. They've benefitted from elite goaltending this year but still don't necessarily have a clear edge in net in any series.
Vegas has also never actually beat a quality playoffs opponent. Last year they only beat Chicago and Vancouver, two teams that were not even really playoffs caliber. The year before they beat nobody. The only good team they beat in that magical first year run was the Jets.
They're a good team sure but I don't fear them much. At least not compared to the likes of TB or BOS.
I think I'm still more worried about TB and BOS than even COL, tbh.
Most important game of the season.
Yeah it's kind of weird. We clinched 1st place, we know we play MTL, the 3rd round is still far away so maybe people are just complacent? Not me man, I have my eye on the big prize and I couldn't agree more, I do NOT want COL/LV in the 3rd round, anybody but them.
I hope Keefe isn't treating this like a nothing game. I'd tell the players to just go out there and do your thing like you've been doing all year but getting a point tonight is indeed a valuable prize!
If that's the criteria, I guess no team should be afraid of us either. They'd be wrong, just like you're wrong.
I don't think anyone is scared of this Leafs team, hopefully we can prove them wrong, but there's a target on us
Do something different on the PP.
This whole "saving it for the Habs" is a farce.... improve the damn PP. That's all I ask.. and don't get injured.
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