Discussion in 'National Hockey League Talk' started by Balthazar, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:10 PM.
The same ones who don’t have to play Tampa and Boston more than every other division, yes
And the other has been a walking hospital ward all year. What’s your point?
The Leafs are where they are because Hutchinson is not even close to NHL level.
Now that Jack Campbell is here providing NHL level goaltending I expect Toronto to make it
I’m going to disagree
And don't forget the other end where they play the top 2 teams in the league more as well. Boston and Tampa are 1-2 in the league and also in the Atlantic.
Or 7 of the top 10 teams in the league are in the same conference. Doesn't that count as well?
Florida needs a goalie. If they get one, they have a shot.
Almost all of HF is praying for it.
If they don't get a goalie soon, the Leafs will very likely make it.
Hope you’re right.
Who’s their 3rd string goalie. As funny as this may be, St Louis was in a similar position last year. Not saying Florida is going to win the cup. But with even average goaltending they would be in a playoff position this year.
I know your going to say it's Dubas fault for trading for him, however if Toronto had better starts from Michael Hutchinson they would be a much better playoff position today. Although early on Mike Babcock didn't help always playing him the second night of a back to back no matter what. So it's not just Florida who's had questions with their goaltending.
The leafs would be comfortably in one too if Andersen was good for more than just one month this season. Both teams have had terrible goaltending
Coming from someone in the pacific? This is rich. Leafs would be in 2nd in your division and one point out of 1st.
They also don't have to play the Bruins or Tampa, or teams in the Metro as often. The East is way tougher. I mean, we are 8-3-1 vs the Pacific this year.
The Atlantic is 54-26-10 against the Pacific. Remove Boston and Tampa, plus keep the bad teams you mention, they are still 37-25-9. So, that Atlantic even without its two best teams is playing a 96 point pace over 82 games vs the Pacific. Overall, the Pacific is playing at a 77 point pace vs the Atlantic. And you are trying to call out the Atlantic for being weak?
Just about every time? The good ole southLeast division.
Usually they start out by putting themselves in a big hole, catching fire around this time of year and making a thrilling run to 9th.....
This year they were in third at all star break and have now hit their first extended stretch of poor play of the season. I think they will start playing better and winning again. Should be a fun race to the playoffs.
hope they don't leafs missing the playoffs would be a great thing as a sens fan
How so? If Florida plays well enough to grab 3rd in the atlantic its gonna be very difficult for Toronto to grab a wild card.
Canes more pts then Leafs sitting 9th.Worst setup of any major sport
Leafs will make it with or without FLA help.
Honest question if this was Florida in 3rd place of the Atlantic with the same amount of points Toronto currently has, would this be a problem the way others are making it out to be?
That Bobrovsky deal is absolutely terrible. It will be a major detriment to the remaining prime of Barkov and Huberdeau.
Leafs have been decimated with injuries and bad goaltending (usually by Hutch). If they can get in, I think they can do damage if Rielly and Johnsson return for the playoffs.
Leafs problems are more to do with bad defense than goaltending. Freddie bailed them out the last two years and this year he can’t do everything
Outside of Boston no one in the Atlantic division scares me for a true deep push. It’s going to be a blood bath of the Metro teams going into a conference final. In totally different ways the East is a battle field. The Atlantic with any team trying to find a way in. And the Metro just punching all of each other and all those that come into the room. The East is absolutely wild this year.
The problem with Andersen is the types of goals he lets in which haven't helped. Against Dallas in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd period he let the first shot he faced get past him that resulted in 3 goals and the Leafs lost 3-2. Plus the 1st and 2nd goals didn't look good and all and they were shots he should not have let in.
Leafs are screwed either way. They either play Boston who they can't beat in the playoffs or they play Tampa who is very unlikely to choke 2 years in a row.
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