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TheProspector 02-01-2013 07:21 AM

Don't look now, but.. we're in a playoff spot!
 
What is scary is that we really could have been the top team in the conference had the Leafs been able to hold on to 2 2-goal leads.

I think most around here predicted we'd be a basement dweller this season, but there is no reason we shouldn't be competitive for a 6-8 seed.

Anthrax442 02-01-2013 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheProspector (Post 58816867)
What is scary is that we really could have been the top team in the conference had the Leafs been able to hold on to 2 2-goal leads.

I think most around here predicted we'd be a basement dweller this season, but there is no reason we shouldn't be competitive for a 6-8 seed.

All we gotta do is score on 5on3s

Tommy Torini 02-01-2013 07:29 AM

Whoop dee doo. It's 7 games into the season.

I don't mean to be an ass, it's good and all that we're in 8th, but I won't get excited until I see that little "x" beside Toronto in the standings.

SprDaVE 02-01-2013 07:31 AM

I'm not looking now. I probably won't for another 20 games.

bobbyflex 02-01-2013 07:32 AM

i believe at the 48 game mark last year, Leafs were sitting in a playoff spot as well.

Pilky01 02-01-2013 07:32 AM

The standings don't mean much of anything until about the 75% mark of the season.

Case in point, last season. :help:

416Leafer 02-01-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by bobbyflex (Post 58817063)
i believe at the 48 game mark last year, Leafs were sitting in a playoff spot as well.

http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm...ate=01/24/2012

January 24th last season we were at 48 game mark, had 53 points, and were sitting in 9th.

It's a good start. But it's a small sample size. We play Boston Saturday, if we lose that, Pittsburgh/Buffalo/NYR/Winnipeg are all playing either tomorrow or Saturday, so we could jump right back out.

Small sample size means 1 game you can move up or down like 2-4 spots in the standings. I'll wait until the ~20 game mark, and even then it's pretty early (but due to the shortened season, it's more significant than it would be otherwise).

bobbyflex 02-01-2013 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by 416Leafer (Post 58817107)
http://www.nhl.com/ice/standings.htm...ate=01/24/2012

January 24th last season we were at 48 game mark, had 53 points, and were sitting in 9th.

tied with Washington for 8th ;)

achtungbaby 02-01-2013 07:36 AM

Yay, it was a good game last night but this is pretty early to be on the standings watch.

Can we agree to keep people off the main boards proclaiming the "Leafs are for real" this season until we have about 4 games left this season? Why give the other fanbases fodder?

leafspring* 02-01-2013 07:51 AM

The team is fast enough to be a counter punch/defensive team. Hopefully any roster changes that might occure by Nonis is with the intention of giving a defensive identity back to the Franchise.

I mean that in the most concrete of terms in that it should be our trademark of all future teams.Would be awsome to have that back.

Good we are sitting inside a play-off spot,but we still aren't getting Carlyle's system.

Late in the game with leads if you watch for this,you will see offensive plays that are dangerous,and telling. Last night i seen it again(who or what line doesn't matter)but the puck should have been ate on the boards.

A centering pass to the front(from behind the net) turned the puck back. We gave up 200 feet of ice to soon(meaning the Capitals didn't have to work for it) at a critical point. That should not be happening. Period.

High risk plays need to be minimized,and eliminated when we are leading at critical points.Carlyle will improve this awareness aspect,but its tough to sit,and watch at present.

Defense first,and the team rises up the standings, i would think anyways.

MajorityRules* 02-01-2013 07:56 AM

Kinda early for this thread don't ya think? Lets see where we stand in March.

InShannyWeTrust 02-01-2013 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheProspector (Post 58816867)
What is scary is that we really could have been the top team in the conference had the Leafs been able to hold on to 2 2-goal leads.

I think most around here predicted we'd be a basement dweller this season, but there is no reason we shouldn't be competitive for a 6-8 seed.

Really?:shakehead

Jerkini 02-01-2013 07:59 AM

And when we lose on Saturday, the world will turn upside down with seething fans.

KuleminFan41 02-01-2013 08:01 AM

Shouldn't we be in 6th since we beat MTL?

Leo Trollmarov 02-01-2013 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Eli (Post 58817019)
Whoop dee doo. It's 7 games into the season.

I don't mean to be an ass, it's good and all that we're in 8th, but I won't get excited until I see that little "x" beside Toronto in the standings.

7th or a 3 way tie for 6th ignoring tie breakers*

I agree it is only 7 games, but no need to be down on ourselves about it. Just be happy we are playing well and winning games. Because when a thread like this pops up it gets me worried about a losing streak. Just feels like a jinx thread.

leafspring* 02-01-2013 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerkini (Post 58817665)
And when we lose on Saturday, the world will turn upside down with seething fans.

Like you sound now.;)

-DeMo- 02-01-2013 08:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbyflex (Post 58817119)
tied with Washington for 8th ;)

after 48 games Washington had 55 points to our 53

ULF_55 02-01-2013 08:30 AM

Race of last year's bottom feeders:

Pos.Team..Points
8. Islanders 9
9. Oilers 9
11. Montreal 8
12. Leafs 8
25. Columbus 5

Which rebuild is going to get there first?

ULF_55 02-01-2013 08:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KuleminFan41 (Post 58817699)
Shouldn't we be in 6th since we beat MTL?

Looks like PPG and then +/-

Roboholic 02-01-2013 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eli (Post 58817019)
Whoop dee doo. It's 7 games into the season.

I don't mean to be an ass, it's good and all that we're in 8th, but I won't get excited until I see that little "x" beside Toronto in the standings.

I'm not saying they are going to make the playoffs...

But I will point out that 7 games is almost 15% of the season is over.

Diamond Joe Quimby 02-01-2013 09:03 AM

Well you have to factor in that guaranteed loss on Saturday that so many experts (posters) are calling for. That might bump us out.

Anthrax442 02-01-2013 09:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roboholic (Post 58819087)
I'm not saying they are going to make the playoffs...

But I will point out that 7 games is almost 15% of the season is over.

http://metalinjection.s3.amazonaws.c.../01/SLAYER.gif

Ash35 02-01-2013 09:07 AM

What happened to the Leafs aren't good enough threads? Oh yeah that's was last weeks news. I'm sure the sky will be falling again the next time they loose.

Relax the team isn't as bad as the media says it is. They have lots of speed and skill and depth up front and on the blue line with mediocre goaltending and not enough experience and toughness in key positions. That's what we have and it's not going to change every time we win or loose. We really aren't that far away from contending and there is no reason to blow anything up.

Tommy Torini 02-01-2013 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo Trollmarov (Post 58817705)
7th or a 3 way tie for 6th ignoring tie breakers*

I agree it is only 7 games, but no need to be down on ourselves about it. Just be happy we are playing well and winning games. Because when a thread like this pops up it gets me worried about a losing streak. Just feels like a jinx thread.

I don't mean to come off as down about anything. I'm glad we've been winning, the past two games have been exciting. I just think it's a little early to be patting ourselves on the back. I also worry about these threads jinxing us. Hell I made a post (not even a thread) a couple of years ago saying "Isn't it great how we don't have to worry when we're on the PK anymore?" Then our PK plummeted to last, as usual.

Neas Olc 02-01-2013 09:08 AM

Plan the parade! Boy is this fanbase bipolar. Wasn't it a few days ago that the hottest topic was "blow it up"?


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