Like the GM of the Atlanta Thrashers in the 2005-2006 Season I am stating the Toronto Maple Leafs will, in fact, make the Playoffs and land the 8TH Spot!

Over Teams like: Carolina, New York Rangers, Montreal, Boston, and Flordia! I am a Leafs’ Fan and I will always be, but to see My Leafs’ victim to another L, making them out of the Playoffs would be too hard to take. I bet you the Leafs’ will make the Playoffs for several reasons; 1. New Islanders’s Rick DePietro is INJ. for about 1 Week or 2. Montreal’s All-Star Goalie Chris Huet was INJ. 1 Month ago. The Rangers without Shanny(Almost Healthy) are too Streaky and young. Carolina will make History with Edmonton beacsue both Stanley Cup Final teams will not make the Playoffs. Edmonton beacsue of the Ryan Smyth trade and Caronlina because the INJ. of Cam Ward Playoffs MVP last year. And packaged together are Flordia and Boston, both with Streaks through the Season and awful Goaltending which in key for W‘s.
Now I am NOT saying the Leafs’ will coast through the end of the Season and make the Playoffs, no they will have to work hard, and Raycroft, along with everyone else has to drive to end!

Waiting to be BASHED lol 😉

28 Responses to TML = 8TH IN EC!

  1. Hoondog2 says:

    I am not one for predictions, but in my biased opinion, the Leafs will make 7th spot.

  2. leafhater says:

    posibly sixth or maybee 5th.

  3. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    you have a point. the leafs have an easy schedule.
    Philly twice, thats 4 points,
    washington, easy 2 points,
    habs twice, just give us the 4 points

  4. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    depietro will be back soon, and dunham is a good goalie to hold the fort while he is gone. Huetless habs are out, Rangers not enough secondary scoring, the canes are the tough ones, even without ward. Solid defense, great offense, well coached, plus the stanely cup ring kinda helps.

  5. the_word says:

    Next week the Leafs have Buffalo twice and NJ, I don't see them getting a single point in those games, that may be the demise of the 06-07 Leafs.

  6. the_word says:

    The Leafs never beat Montreal when there is something on the line, otherwise the Leafs own Montreal.  Think about the fall of Telquivist last year in crucile back to back games, and the last game when Montreal won 5-4, that was another game of significance the Leafs blew.  Not to say the Leafs won't beat the Habs, but its hardly a given.

  7. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    the habs ruined samsonov, won't have Kovalev at 100%, no starting goaltender, hmmm, i'll take the Leafs.

    Huet stole those games, up front the leafs were the better team.

  8. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    Leafs are 1-1-1 vs the devils, Leafs are a strong forechecking teams, which matches well against the devils as long as we keep our feet moving in our own zone.

    Buffalo Leafs are 2-4

    he Leafs played 3 games in a row at the end of february, early march. Buffalo-Jersey-Buffalo. In this run they ot 3 points. And you think the return of Wellwood and Tucker will bring us no points in the next run?

    Heres my Prediction:


  9. the_word says:

    Huet stole those games?  The Habs scored 17 goals in those 3 games, it doesn't matter who the Habs tender is, if they score 17 goals in three games.   Samsonov was washed by the he made it to Edmonton.  I just staying the Leafs aren't in a position to look last Montreal.

  10. the_word says:

    Ok, I not gonna bother with breaking down the remaining schedule for the Leafs, but would you really be that surprised if they go 0-3 next week?  1-2? maybe.

  11. 92-93 says:

    ok, if leaf fans want a prediction that they can take to the bank, here it is:
    if the Leafs get anything less than 3pts or 4pts from the back-to-back games against the Caps and Habs, they will miss the playoffs.

    sounds ludicrous?

    well, take a look at the next 3 games after this weekend for the Leafs (Sabres twice, Devils) … then take a look at 7 games after that. the only way the leafs would have a hope to make the playoffs after taking 2 pts or fewer against the Habs and Caps would be to win at least 2 of the 3 games against the Sabres and Devils. good luck with that.

  12. 92-93 says:

    agreed. and i think its foolish for people to assume that this weekend will bring an automatic 4 pts. its never that easy. Washington is on a losing streak and losing streaks are bound to end (hopefully tonight against the Bruins), and the Habs are at home to the leafs which is never an easy game.

  13. 92-93 says:

    very optimistic and a little inaccurate. the leafs only play Philly once. and to assume that there are any ‘easy points’ at this time of year – ESPECIALLY with the habs for pete’s sake – is a foolish, foolish thing IMO. you just watch.

  14. hockey_what86 says:

    The sabres are slumping big time miller is playing like crap , we should at least get a split against them ,and the devils well ……..they should juss be called the the New Jersey Martin Brodeurs if we can beat him we can take 2 or settle for the split i think the leafs have just as good or better shot at making the playoffs as NYR NYI MTL CAR heres what i think

    New Jersey
    Tampa Bay

  15. 92-93 says:

    reviewing my article earlier this month:

    March: 8-4-0-2 (in 14 games)
    Fri. 2 at New Jersey – loss …….win
    Sat. 3 Buffalo – loss in SO …….loss in regulation
    Tue. 6 Washington – win in regulation ……win in regulation
    Thu. 8 at Ottawa – loss ………..loss
    Sat 10 Ottawa – win………….win
    Tue. 13 Tampa Bay – win………

    so, where i thought they would go 3-2-0-1, the leafs went 4-2-0-0. better than expected by one point. BUT, as i just said, this weekend must be a 4-pt weekend (or 3 pts at the VERY LEAST, so an OTL or SOL in either Montreal or Washington). They would then have to take a least 2 pts from next week's games, which will be very tough to do.

    Fri. 16 at Washington – win 
    Sat. 17 at Montreal – win in regulation (therefore, Leafs lead season series is 4-1-2)
    Tue. 20 New Jersey – loss
    Fri. 23 at Buffalo – loss
    Sat. 24 Buffalo – win

    Down the stretch for the remaining 7 games, the leafs would have to go 4-1-1-1 against some pretty hungry and desperate teams.

    Tue. 27 Carolina – loss in SO (Leafs still win season series 2-1-1)
    Thu. 29 at Atlanta – win in regulation (therefore, season series tied at 2-2-0)
    Sat. 31 Pittsburgh – win

    April: 2-1-1-0 (in 4 games)
    Sun. 1 at NY Rangers – loss in OT
    Tue. 3 Philadelphia – win
    Thu. 5 at NY Islanders – loss (however, if they do win this one in regulation, they win the season-series)
    Sat. 7 Montreal – win What a huge game this could potentially be)

  16. the_word says:

    With the new draft format I almost want the Leafs to miss the playoffs, because I wouldn't even be excited about seeing them pull off an upset (to be clear not that I would be expecting one).

  17. the_word says:

    I like the way the Leafs match up with Jersey, the Leafs can put the puck in the net, they just can't keep it out.  I'd say there is a better chance of the Leafs catching eighth and Jersey catching Buffalo, than your scenerio, but who knows.

  18. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    1-1-1 after this weekend

  19. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    i’m only talking about the 2 games back to back. Tellqvist stunk too. We can’t overlook the habs, but we definely should beat them.

  20. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    i was being sarcastic with the habs comments, as leafhater was in the comment before

  21. mojo19 says:

    Rangers over Carolina, but looks about right.

  22. Toonces99 says:

    If your predictions are come true,..besides the Leafs Series, l'd love to watch the Pitts, Ottawa match up….just imagine, Gary Roberts back to his old self against the Sens, the penguins would match up well with Ottawa…l'd take the pens in 6.

  23. 92-93 says:

    well that is long-term thinking. after the deadline i throw that out the window (except for instances with injuries – i.e. Kaberle coming back too soon, then long-term thinking is necessary). but right now, its all short-term for me. make the playoffs or dont. i dont care about draft position right now.

  24. leafhater says:

    I guess your 2 points against the caps did not happen EH.

  25. mojo19 says:

    Well its pretty likely you'll get your wish, unless Pittsburgh catch's Jersey, Ottawa and Pittsburgh will be slotted 4 and 5 going in to the playoffs and it should be a great series.

  26. leafhater says:

    Not goinn as u thought eh


  27. curtmang says:

    habs dont need huet with halaks recent performance.

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