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Will the Leafs make the playoffs?
Wed, September 26, 2007

The Toronto Maple Leafs are skating into the NHL season with a new mindset and it is going to make a difference.

A year ago, they set their collective goal low. They talked about having to plug away in a dogfight for a playoff spot and, with injuries playing no small role, they fell just short for the second year in a row.

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I hope not! I want to watch some good playoff hockey and that doesnt include the Laffs!!
Gary, 2007-09-29 09:51:34

No.
someguy, 2007-09-28 18:00:57

I've been a Leaf fan for many years and it seems to be the same story every year. Paul Maurice says the Lwafs will be a contender and will be "tough to play against"

I wonder what he's been drinking! For the life of me I can't understand why they didn't trade McCabe and Kubina but probably no other team would want either one. McCabe is a total dud defensively and Kubina, who's about as agressive as a mouse isn't far behind. They have injury-prone players such as Colcaveccio,Antropov and Wellwood who are seldom in the lineup for any length of time. Oh well, here we go again!
Bill Mitchell, 2007-09-28 17:19:35

Make the playoffs? Are you kidding? We're supposed to get excited because this years' priority (Maurice)is to make the playoffs? In the NHL you have to suck pretty bad if your team can't make the playoffs. And we suck!
Jim, 2007-09-28 17:04:28

Jim

Exhibition games do mean something if your a team like the Leafs that didnt make the playoffs. If its a team like the Ducks as an example then your right the exhibition games dont mean as much. There rosters are pretty much set even before training camp starts unless someone has an out standing camp and pre season. Leafs arent a very good team especially on defence so they should be using it to have good long looks at players from the Marlies and juniors who they drafted.
Jimmy, 2007-09-28 15:51:14

NO!!!!not with mccabe gm ferguson!! blame goes to stupid ownership, they only mnow how to take cash, not give value!!!
nels skaalid, 2007-09-28 12:40:29

Anyone who puts any onus on exhibition play knows nothing about professional sports. Leaf fans don't worry - they'll be entertaining and competitive. They have more depth than previous years to weather the inevitable injuries. They have a good crop of kids with a couple seasons under their belts and they are stronger in goal. Mats will lead and they will follow, they will surprise many folks and they have a great shot at the payoffs. So..relax..cut JFJ a break and as Maurice says, take a long, deep breath.

I'm looking forward to sitting back and watching the Buds for 82 games! If they don't make the playoffs, so what - the season's too long anyway.
Jim, 2007-09-28 12:38:28

I don't think they have the depth on their team, maybe get some young, quick guys up front, then maybe.


Heather, 2007-09-28 07:44:56

No, but they're always next year, unless your Paul Maurice.
Russ K, 2007-09-27 23:17:26

No I dont think the Leafs will make the playoffs this year. Yes they traded for a possible number 1 goalie. Look at what the Rangers and Capitals did. They both improved there teams considerably. The Leafs didnt. The defence is still terrible, they look lost in there own end. Forwards are big but slow with very little pure talent. They dont have a pure goal scorer and Sundin is on his decline has he has been for the last few years.
James, 2007-09-27 17:58:54

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