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?
GO HABS GO!
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-03-27 22:17:53
They will then be officially eliminated from the playoffs and can start Raycroft in net again and get a higher draft pick.
They need Columbus and New York Islanders to pass them to get in the top 5.
gordholio, 2008-03-27 08:20:44
It must be Spring. The LEAFS ARE OUT!
Vince in Ottawa, 2008-03-26 20:18:54
Philadelphia - .200; Boston - .333; Washington - .600; Buffalo - .750; Florida - .900; Toronto - 1.000.
Even if the Leafs ran the table (highly unlikely) and wound up tied with Philly or Boston in wins and losses, they'd likely lose out on goal differential.
This is really no different than what they have done over the past 2 seasons. Start playing well when the pressure's off and, at the first sign of pressure (like against Boston - just as banged up as they were) - they play a mistake-filled game. At home. Their reward at the end will be another mid-range draft pick.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-26 18:48:24