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Lucas Neilson
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs Blogger, ON
Joined: 06.26.2015

Apr 12 @ 8:48 AM ET
smellmyfinger
New Jersey Devils
Location: NJ
Joined: 07.28.2011

Apr 12 @ 8:49 AM ET
Lucas Neilson: Round 1: Why the Maple Leafs will defeat the Bruins
Leafs in six

- Lucas.Neilson



Good luck, we’re all counting on you.
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

Apr 12 @ 8:58 AM ET
Red Wings in 3
Archaic
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Waterloo, ON
Joined: 01.12.2011

Apr 12 @ 8:59 AM ET
Red Wings in 3
- Feds91Stammer

Dont sell the Wings short. It's done even before it starts. Didnt you see they got a bye all the way to the end of the playoffs?
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: RIP Octocup dynasty, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Apr 12 @ 9:11 AM ET
Boston has Marchand, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Krug and McAvoy

Leafs have Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Kadri, JVR, Marleau, Rielly and Gardiner

I don't know Lucas.

You include guys like Kadri and Marleau on the Leafs side but exclude Heinen, Krejci or Debrusk as players to lookout for on the Bruins?

I think this matchup is really 50/50. Both teams have interesting and similar depth up front, similar goaltending (though I do like Andersen better) and I think Boston's defense is overall better with Chara and Carlo after the two guys you mentionned.

Should be a great series either way.

I hope both teams lose.
RickJames77
Boston Bruins
Location: I hate to admit it but the Bruins are one of the best teams in the east when healthy - Scabeh
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:13 AM ET
Boston has Marchand, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Krug and McAvoy

Leafs have Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Kadri, JVR, Marleau, Rielly and Gardiner

I don't know Lucas.

You include guys like Kadri and Marleau on the Leafs side but exclude Heinen, Krejci or Debrusk as players to lookout for on the Bruins?

I think this matchup is really 50/50. Both teams have interesting and similar depth up front, similar goaltending (though I do like Andersen better) and I think Boston's defense is overall better with Chara and Carlo after the two guys you mentionned.

Should be a great series either way.

I hope both teams lose.

- Scabeh
Carlo is out for the year, but I agree with you aside from that.

Edit: Except that last part
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Apr 12 @ 9:14 AM ET
Carlo is out for the year, but I agree with you aside from that.

Edit: Except that last part

- RickJames77

You suck.
RickJames77
Boston Bruins
Location: I hate to admit it but the Bruins are one of the best teams in the east when healthy - Scabeh
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:14 AM ET
You suck.
- AdamFrench

Tell me something I don't know.
Archaic
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Waterloo, ON
Joined: 01.12.2011

Apr 12 @ 9:15 AM ET
Boston has Marchand, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Krug and McAvoy

Leafs have Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Kadri, JVR, Marleau, Rielly and Gardiner

I don't know Lucas.

You include guys like Kadri and Marleau on the Leafs side but exclude Heinen, Krejci or Debrusk as players to lookout for on the Bruins?

I think this matchup is really 50/50. Both teams have interesting and similar depth up front, similar goaltending (though I do like Andersen better) and I think Boston's defense is overall better with Chara and Carlo after the two guys you mentionned.

Should be a great series either way.

I hope both teams lose.

- Scabeh


While I agree with you, who is Heinen?



RickJames77
Boston Bruins
Location: I hate to admit it but the Bruins are one of the best teams in the east when healthy - Scabeh
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:15 AM ET
Big Richard Rick is actually going to show up this series. Mark it boys
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: RIP Octocup dynasty, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Apr 12 @ 9:16 AM ET
Carlo is out for the year, but I agree with you aside from that.

Edit: Except that last part

- RickJames77


WELL THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING.
MaximusAurelius
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Joseph Woll - starting goalie Leafs 2020-2021 season
Joined: 04.23.2012

Apr 12 @ 9:16 AM ET
Bergeron Pastrnak Rat McAvoy Backes Heinen Krejci Ogre.

These are the guys to look out for on Bruins team.
Rest of team is meh.

Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: RIP Octocup dynasty, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Apr 12 @ 9:18 AM ET
Big Richard Rick is actually going to show up this series. Mark it boys
- RickJames77


Am I wrong to think losing Riley Nash is gonna hurt the Bruins more than some people might think?

He was a decent #3 C as far as I could tell.
Lucas Neilson
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Toronto Maple Leafs Blogger, ON
Joined: 06.26.2015

Apr 12 @ 9:19 AM ET
Boston has Marchand, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Krug and McAvoy

Leafs have Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Kadri, JVR, Marleau, Rielly and Gardiner

I don't know Lucas.

You include guys like Kadri and Marleau on the Leafs side but exclude Heinen, Krejci or Debrusk as players to lookout for on the Bruins?

I think this matchup is really 50/50. Both teams have interesting and similar depth up front, similar goaltending (though I do like Andersen better) and I think Boston's defense is overall better with Chara and Carlo after the two guys you mentionned.

Should be a great series either way.

I hope both teams lose.

- Scabeh


I thought that too, then I did this:

Heinen: 47 points - Krejci 44 points - Debrusk 43 points
Bozak: 43 points - Hyman - 40 points

so perhaps I could have excluded the Veteran Marleau, but he did score 27 goals and has more experience than any player on the ice. Heinen and Debrusk are both rookies too.

Just my angle my good man - defending my words

RickJames77
Boston Bruins
Location: I hate to admit it but the Bruins are one of the best teams in the east when healthy - Scabeh
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:20 AM ET
Am I wrong to think losing Riley Nash is gonna hurt the Bruins more than some people might think?

He was a decent #3 C as far as I could tell.

- Scabeh

He was a huge piece of this team and my choice for 7th player of the year award for the player that outperforms expectations the most. He's only been ruled out for game 1 as of now though. At least that's the last I heard.
ClarksonDavid
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Rielly wouldn't, crack top 4 on the sens team -PtotheY, SK
Joined: 03.15.2014

Apr 12 @ 9:21 AM ET
Series probably going to come down to if Leafs right side on D doesn’t get too (frank)ed up by the Bergeron line, and leafs getting scoring from their top 3 lines to make up for the Bergeron line doing damage. Both goalies will be good.
mjones242
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Grimsby, ON
Joined: 06.22.2015

Apr 12 @ 9:21 AM ET
Boston has Marchand, Bergeron, Pastrnak, Krug and McAvoy

Leafs have Matthews, Nylander, Marner, Kadri, JVR, Marleau, Rielly and Gardiner

I don't know Lucas.

You include guys like Kadri and Marleau on the Leafs side but exclude Heinen, Krejci or Debrusk as players to lookout for on the Bruins?

I think this matchup is really 50/50. Both teams have interesting and similar depth up front, similar goaltending (though I do like Andersen better) and I think Boston's defense is overall better with Chara and Carlo after the two guys you mentionned.

Should be a great series either way.

I hope both teams lose.
- Scabeh

Pretty sure Lucas is pointing out 20+ goal scoring players on offense and the top two d-men in terms of scoring.

Perhaps a bit thin in terms of analysis as players like Debrusk, Krejci, and Heinen deserved to be called out... but then Bozak and Hyman should as well as their numbers are comparable.

I dunno. This series could end up a sweep in either direction or go 7 deep. I have literally no idea how this is going to play out but the Leafs did seem to have the B's number this year. Here's hoping it continues!
Adam French
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: I've owned him so many times over the past six months. Turns out I should have just rented him
Joined: 04.06.2011

Apr 12 @ 9:21 AM ET
Big Richard Rick is actually going to show up this series. Mark it boys
- RickJames77

Rick Nash sucks.
Steven_Seagull
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Senators + Sabres + Canucks = 0 Cups. Legacies of failure.
Joined: 03.03.2016

Apr 12 @ 9:21 AM ET
Tell me something I don't know.
- RickJames77



You’re no Lums.
RickJames77
Boston Bruins
Location: I hate to admit it but the Bruins are one of the best teams in the east when healthy - Scabeh
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:22 AM ET
You’re no Lums.
- Steven_Seagull

Symba007
Season Ticket Holder
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: You are all perennial cynical sissies , ON
Joined: 02.26.2007

Apr 12 @ 9:23 AM ET
The Marleau/Plek effect

Bruins in 7
cragar77
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: MI
Joined: 06.20.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:24 AM ET
1 thing to remember compared to 2013. That leafs team was in the playoffs for the 1st time in 10 yrs. This Leafs team was in the playoffs last yr. The Bruins missed the playoffs last 2 seasons. That means playoffs are new for the younger players on the Bruins.
Scabeh
Montreal Canadiens
Location: RIP Octocup dynasty, QC
Joined: 02.25.2007

Apr 12 @ 9:25 AM ET
The Marleau/Plek effect

Bruins in 7

- Symba007


ClarksonDavid
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Rielly wouldn't, crack top 4 on the sens team -PtotheY, SK
Joined: 03.15.2014

Apr 12 @ 9:27 AM ET
1 thing to remember compared to 2013. That leafs team was in the playoffs for the 1st time in 10 yrs. This Leafs team was in the playoffs last yr. The Bruins missed the playoffs last 2 seasons. That means playoffs are new for the younger players on the Bruins.
- cragar77

Plus the leafs weren’t very good in 2013, bruins dominated that series and Reimer almost stole it. I don’t think experience will be a huge factor here, both are good teams. Hopefully it’s a great series.
RickJames77
Boston Bruins
Location: I hate to admit it but the Bruins are one of the best teams in the east when healthy - Scabeh
Joined: 04.03.2013

Apr 12 @ 9:27 AM ET
1 thing to remember compared to 2013. That leafs team was in the playoffs for the 1st time in 10 yrs. This Leafs team was in the playoffs last yr. The Bruins missed the playoffs last 2 seasons. That means playoffs are new for the younger players on the Bruins.
- cragar77

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