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Can the Leafs reel in the last playoff spot?
Sat, March 22, 2008

The Leafs lose the easy ones but win the tough ones.

After shedding three players at the NHL trade deadline, the Leafs have 20 games to close the gap on 8th place in the East, but will need some help.

Can the Leafs perform the improbable and reel in a playoff spot?



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Can we talk about good teams soon, or does hockey not exist outside of the GTA the centre of the known universe. Let's even talk about paint drying. anything but the laughs, 32 team league and it will all collapse if the leafs can make the playoffs. Maybe this year during the final series we can hear that the great mats has a hang nail, last year we heard he might need surgery. All the sports in the world, and all we hear about is this joke of an organization
tdaaddman, 2008-03-07 10:47:13

For the Leafs to make it into the playoffs would require them to pull off a win percentage like they haven't had all season, needing to win 10 of their remaining 13 games. If you think that's likely, I'd like to talk to you about some real estate I have..

Every team they play from now to the end are already above them in the standings and all same-Conference rivals. This means they need clean 2-point wins the rest of the way as well. They can't afford to give away points to any opponent in OT/Shootout situations, and they're tied for last in the league with the most of these types of losses. You can expect 2 games to go this route, which will add to the futility.

They won't be in the playoffs again and they'll have worsened their position for the draft. That's what's coming down the pipe, folks!

And, in my book, that's called a 'double dose' of losing, with no benefit or upside to it.
Jeff B, 2008-03-07 10:06:09

there's more teams in the nhl then toronto, teams that are better, maybe we should hear more about them.
RJ, 2008-03-07 06:52:32

Did I say Leafs over the Sharks in 7 for the cup? Make that Leafs in 4 over whoever manages to make it out the Western Conference. It doesn't matter who it is, they will be crushed by the Leafs. They are unbeatable. And all you so-called fans wanted to get rid of Sundin, McCabe, etc and break up this team????? From 29th overall to Stanley Cup champions. Amazing!!!
Buddy in Cape Breton, 2008-03-06 21:51:18

Vince..Senators ain't choking ..just playing possum. They will finish like they started (burp).

The Leafs are making their usual mad dash for 9th place. Bunch of goofs. Once again giving Leaf Nation false hope and denying them a top draft pick. (who cares?)
Goober, 2008-03-06 21:45:26

The Leafs make the playoffs? Why not? It's a piece of cake with Boston folding like pizza dough, and the Senators choking like they're gagging on hemlock.

The COCKROACHES, er... I mean the Leafs, will make the playoff race at least very interesting.


Vince in Ottawa, 2008-03-06 20:52:33

Leafs make the playoffs? haha Are you mental?
Goober, 2008-03-06 16:07:11

Chad kilger was better player then tucker and tall antropov they black puck him . I really like the player best of luck Chad ...
dan, 2008-03-05 19:46:14

The Toronto who? The Jays have better shot at winning the Stanley Cup than the "Make me Laughs" do. Hell the leafs would loose to a Novice AAA team on the scoreboard and in a bench clearing brawl. The name is Sucker not Tucker. Mats should stick to soup commercials. Time for an all Swedish hockey team, Mats, Alfie, Marcus, the Sedin Sisters... it's not like any of them are helping their teams. Hmmmmm all forwards. At least Sweden gave the NHL some great defensemen cause if they were anything like the forwards they's be banned for life. PS, Paul Maurice, Alain V and Jacques Martin can coach them... Hmmmmmmm something else in common...
Mike, 2008-03-05 18:41:11

If the Leafs ever mounted a serious contender, who would we all have to point at, snicker at and generally make fun of? As a kid, I used to suffer with the Leafs as my best buddy used to berate them when his Habs thumped them consistently. Thank goodness years ago I switched affiliations to a team that isn't always a bunch of "Never Weres"!!
Dave Hughes, 2008-03-05 14:37:25

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