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03-08-2013, 11:23 AM
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Coach Parker
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The 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs remind me so much of the 2008 Boston Bruins it is scary.



They are a group of young passionate players growing together with prospects coming into their stride. Kadri is so much like a young Krejci it makes me pause at times.

2008 Boston Bruins

41 Andrew Alberts D 26 6-5 218 L/- 2 June 30, 1981 0 G, 2 A, 2 P
38 Bobby Allen D 29 6-0 201 L/- 2 November 14, 1978 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
29 Alex Auld G 27 6-4 215 -/L 5 January 7, 1981 9-7-5, 2.32 GAA
11 P.J. Axelsson LW 32 6-1 188 L/- 9 February 26, 1975 13 G, 16 A, 29 P
37 Patrice Bergeron C 22 6-2 194 R/- 3 July 24, 1985 3 G, 4 A, 7 P
10 Brandon Bochenski RW 25 6-1 187 R/- 2 April 4, 1982 0 G, 6 A, 6 P
33 Zdeno Chara D 30 6-9 255 L/- 9 March 18, 1977 17 G, 34 A, 51 P
21 Andrew Ference D 28 5-11 189 L/- 7 March 17, 1979 1 G, 14 A, 15 P
35 Manny Fernandez G 33 6-0 207 -/L 11 August 27, 1974 2-2-0, 3.93 GAA
34 Shane Hnidy D 32 6-2 204 R/- 6 November 8, 1975 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
32 Jeff Hoggan RW 29 6-1 193 L/- 2 February 1, 1978 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
48 Matt Hunwick D 22 5-11 190 L/- R May 21, 1985 0 G, 1 A, 1 P
81 Phil Kessel RW 20 6-0 202 R/- 1 October 2, 1987 19 G, 18 A, 37 P
12 Chuck Kobasew RW 25 6-0 192 R/- 4 April 17, 1982 22 G, 17 A, 39 P
46 David Krejci C 21 6-0 188 R/- 1 April 28, 1986 6 G, 21 A, 27 P
49 Matt Lashoff D 21 6-2 204 L/- 1 September 29, 1986 1 G, 4 A, 5 P
17-62 Milan Lucic LW 19 6-4 220 L/- R June 7, 1988 8 G, 19 A, 27 P
13 Glen Metropolit C 33 5-10 196 R/- 5 June 25, 1974 11 G, 22 A, 33 P
27 Glen Murray RW 35 6-3 218 R/- 15 November 1, 1972 17 G, 13 A, 30 P
56 Petteri Nokelainen C 22 6-1 202 R/- 1 January 16, 1986 7 G, 3 A, 10 P
42 Pascal Pelletier LW 24 5-11 191 R/- R June 16, 1983 0 G, 0 A, 0 P
40 Tuukka Rask G 20 6-3 169 L/L R March 10, 1987 2-1-1, 3.26 GAA
53 Jeremy Reich LW 28 6-1 203 L/- 2 February 11, 1979 2 G, 2 A, 4 P
91 Marc Savard C 30 5-10 191 L/- 9 July 17, 1977 15 G, 63 A, 78 P
72 Peter Schaefer LW 30 6-1 200 L/- 7 July 12, 1977 9 G, 17 A, 26 P
60 Vladimir Sobotka C 20 5-10 198 L/- R July 2, 1987 1 G, 6 A, 7 P
45 Mark Stuart D 23 6-2 213 L/- 2 April 27, 1984 4 G, 4 A, 8 P
16 Marco Sturm LW 29 6-0 196 L/- 9 September 8, 1978 27 G, 29 A, 56 P
30 Tim Thomas G 33 5-11 201 -/L 3 April 15, 1974 28-19-6, 2.44 GAA
22 Shawn Thornton LW 30 6-2 217 R/- 4 July 23, 1977 4 G, 3 A, 7 P
44 Aaron Ward D 35 6-2 209 R/- 12 January 17, 1973 5 G, 8 A, 13 P
6 Dennis Wideman D 24 6-0 200 R/- 2 March 20, 1983 13 G, 23 A, 36 P


The young core was in place with a number of veterans around carrying the load. Three years later, those kids were the leaders of the Cup run. Toronto is exactly where they were. Boston ended up losing in the first round to Montreal that series, but the game above was the turning point in the franchise. I am certain that Toronto will have their own 'Game Six' in the first round. Carlyle is your Julien.

As a Shwa boy born and raised I love seeing the Leafs back in the playoffs. Toronto vs. Montreal (4 vs 5) in the first round, here we come.

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