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?
Sorry to say, tonight proved me even more right about the Leafs. I've been saying for weeks they're done and I think tonights drubbing by the reeling Bruins clinches it, particularily in light of Washingtons win also. Sorry Leafs Nation, like I said, it ain't gonna happen.
Oh and George, thanks for trying anyways. Was there a post on there by a Rusty or a Rusty Trombone? If there was than that was me. If not than I was probably away working while it was up.
Norbit, 2008-03-25 22:54:10
By the way, you weren't one of the 16 who responded.
George O'Leary, 2008-03-25 21:58:10
Leafs are merely flashing at the moment. They clearly don't have the talent or prospects to even make it into the playoffs, not with Florida and Washington playing as well as they are and particularily without Sundin, Antropov and Coliacovo in the lineup. Sorry folks, I love all Canadian teams but it's not gonna happen. Oilers? Very different story. but since there's no thread about it....
Norbit, 2008-03-25 19:24:00
but at the trade deadline the Leafs were tied for 12th. Today...they are 12th, despite winning a pile of their games since the start of March.
Simply put, the Leaf wins haven't translated into traction, as far as climbing up the standings.
The focus on the games with Boston, ignore the fact that there are 3 teams between the Leafs and the Bruins, and two of those teams are playing well also.
Sorry Leaf fans...it ain't going to happen.
utah, 2008-03-24 12:58:47