BigTuna wrote: mr perfect wrote: BigTuna wrote: Lancer wrote:
mr perfect wrote:Andersen might be Danish for Cloutier.
I though Talbot was Franglish for Cloutier...
Both the Coilers and Leaves - the Canadian hockey media darlings - share these things in common: dynamic offensive star forwards, a 'meh' supporting forward cast, a suspect blueline and inconsistent goaltending. Sounds like the WCE era Canucks. It'll be fun watching them flail about in the playoffs and break their fans hearts.
You really think the Leafs have a Meh supporting cast? Best depth in the NHL.
Repeating over and over "Rob Ford is the best mayor ever in Canada" doesn't make it true.
Most gaols scored of any team in the NHL and best depth by stats.
Comprehension isn't your strong suit. Best depth in the NHL you claim. How's your defensive depth? Your goaltending depth? You have eight forwards who so far have scored consistently. How is their defensive game? Is Dominic Moore going to continue at his scoring pace? No more likely than Derek Dorset. Zach Hyman? He's off to a fast start, can he continue? This with a creampuff schedule (7 home games, 4 away) with no long road trips, only one time with back to back games and no major injuries. BTW Tampa, St Louis, Ottawa, New Jersey and the Islanders are starting to catch up in goals for. This with about 7/8 of the season to go.
Goal differential for the Leaves this early in the season is +5. Goal differential for the Canucks is +5. Canucks have allowed 15 fewer goals than the Leaves with two of their starting defensemen out with injuries. I'll let you in on a secret - the Canucks won't be making the playoffs this season. Can you guarantee the Leave will make it?
Do you remember the Canadiens fast start last season? Did they win the Stanley Cup?
Last season the Leaves, with no major injuries made the final playoff spot in the East by one point and with no pressure on them went six games with a team that has consistently underachieved in the playoffs. You have now declared them Stanley Cup contenders. Except that had Steven Stamkos not missed 65 games due to injury, the Leaves would have missed the playoffs. Now answer me this about your Leaves' vaunted depth: If Austin Matthews were to go down with an injury next week and miss the rest of the season, would the Leaves still make the playoffs?