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burn
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: GMTM on Eichel: "He certainly won't get his pee pee slapped by me for being a little more outspoken., ON
Joined: 08.02.2006

Jun 18 @ 10:21 AM ET
Spatso spends so much time talking about how the leaf fans summer talk and saying they over estimate their prospects value and impact and how they plan the parade


Then now he's saying he was trumpeting the leafs as playoff material after Christmas and how they are a dark horse to upset 1st round in the playoffs more so than leaf fans who are saying the leafs weren't making it or that they didn't care.


Which was it? Did leaf fans plan the parade or did they not care?
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:27 AM ET
Spatso spends so much time talking about how the leaf fans summer talk and saying they over estimate their prospects value and impact and how they plan the parade


Then now he's saying he was trumpeting the leafs as playoff material after Christmas and how they are a dark horse to upset 1st round in the playoffs more so than leaf fans who are saying the leafs weren't making it or that they didn't care.


Which was it? Did leaf fans plan the parade or did they not care?

- burn


Many Leaf fans coming down the stretch said the Leafs would not make the playoffs or if they did they would be crushed by Washington in 4 straight. Go back and check the postings. You will see that I said the Leafs will make the playoffs and they are a highly dangerous opponent for any team, including Washington.
prock
Nashville Predators
Location: Nice to know how comfortable t, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:29 AM ET
Ok

Considering where they were and how they were playing what choice did you have? Pretty big change from 3 months earlier when you talked about how they were worse then last year.

- burn



I believe it was "dead last in the league, with less points than the year before".

Seeing a team on the rise like this is sure to rattle a team going nowhere.
AGalchenyuk27
Montreal Canadiens
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Joined: 02.05.2013

Jun 18 @ 10:29 AM ET
uh

- Aetherial

prock
Nashville Predators
Location: Nice to know how comfortable t, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:33 AM ET

But being able to continue that into next year is a lot more challenging and I need to think about what happens when other teams play them more assertively.

- spatso



Being able to continue winning more games than losing while getting outscored and picking up a few dice roll points in the shootout is more challenging to continue than anything.

But hey, who knows, maybe the dice gets rolled the sens favour again next year, more often than not. Maybe the roll of the dice even decimates the sens first round opponent (even though, Vegas odds doubt they get that far), and you get past a round.

But my bets are on the Leafs winning the division next year. Them or Tampa. Montreal has a shot, all depending on Price. The rest are non-factors.
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:35 AM ET
I believe it was "dead last in the league, with less points than the year before".

Seeing a team on the rise like this is sure to rattle a team going nowhere.

- prock


EFC final. Well done Sens.
prock
Nashville Predators
Location: Nice to know how comfortable t, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:39 AM ET
EFC final. Well done Sens.
- spatso


Banner Raiser?
spatso
Ottawa Senators
Location: jensen beach, FL
Joined: 02.19.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:41 AM ET
Being able to continue winning more games than losing while getting outscored and picking up a few dice roll points in the shootout is more challenging to continue than anything.

But hey, who knows, maybe the dice gets rolled the sens favour again next year, more often than not. Maybe the roll of the dice even decimates the sens first round opponent (even though, Vegas odds doubt they get that far), and you get past a round.

But my bets are on the Leafs winning the division next year. Them or Tampa. Montreal has a shot, all depending on Price. The rest are non-factors.

- prock


Leafs will pay a huge price this year because they are so weak on the backend. They got off lightly last year when lot of teams went off their A game to play pond hockey with them. It won't happen this year and the Leafs will have tougher nights in terms of the defensive play they encounter.

Having said that I expect the Leafs to contend for a playoff spot and if they hang in until Christmas they could have a strong second half.

I expect the Sens to continue on from their playoff run and win their Division. I expect the addition of one major piece up front before the season opens.

burn
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: GMTM on Eichel: "He certainly won't get his pee pee slapped by me for being a little more outspoken., ON
Joined: 08.02.2006

Jun 18 @ 10:50 AM ET
Many Leaf fans coming down the stretch said the Leafs would not make the playoffs or if they did they would be crushed by Washington in 4 straight. Go back and check the postings. You will see that I said the Leafs will make the playoffs and they are a highly dangerous opponent for any team, including Washington.
- spatso



Not many at all.


Also big change in stance from what you were previously saying..... At the point you change what choice did you have?
prock
Nashville Predators
Location: Nice to know how comfortable t, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jun 18 @ 10:53 AM ET
Leafs will pay a huge price this year because they are so weak on the backend. They got off lightly last year when lot of teams went off their A game to play pond hockey with them. It won't happen this year and the Leafs will have tougher nights in terms of the defensive play they encounter.

Having said that I expect the Leafs to contend for a playoff spot and if they hang in until Christmas they could have a strong second half.

I expect the Sens to continue on from their playoff run and win their Division. I expect the addition of one major piece up front before the season opens.

- spatso



Yeah, because it hurt them so much last year, and there is no way having some of the top young dmen outside the NHL, playing in a professional league, plus having $25M in cap space AND budget for the best management team in the league to play with, will enable them to improve. No way no how.
burn
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: GMTM on Eichel: "He certainly won't get his pee pee slapped by me for being a little more outspoken., ON
Joined: 08.02.2006

Jun 18 @ 10:57 AM ET
I believe it was "dead last in the league, with less points than the year before".

Seeing a team on the rise like this is sure to rattle a team going nowhere.

- prock


Strange thing to say considering they finished with MORE pts last year while finishing 30th than they didn't 2 yrs ago when they were 4th last


Adding 3 elite talents in marner nylander sand Matthews wasn't going to make impact but adding middling prospects is going to catapult sens
burn
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: GMTM on Eichel: "He certainly won't get his pee pee slapped by me for being a little more outspoken., ON
Joined: 08.02.2006

Jun 18 @ 10:58 AM ET
Leafs will pay a huge price this year because they are so weak on the backend. They got off lightly last year when lot of teams went off their A game to play pond hockey with them. It won't happen this year and the Leafs will have tougher nights in terms of the defensive play they encounter.

Having said that I expect the Leafs to contend for a playoff spot and if they hang in until Christmas they could have a strong second half.

I expect the Sens to continue on from their playoff run and win their Division. I expect the addition of one major piece up front before the season opens.

- spatso




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