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03-11-2013, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jedimyrmidon View Post
Very tough question. We're talking about the 1st round here.

Wouldn't mind facing teams like Boston and Toronto later on, but facing them in the first round could be a bloodbath - and health is very important!

Also, Toronto hasn't made the playoffs in 7 years; should they beat the Habs, the amount of chirping will be unbearable, all memories of their futility erased. Just think of it: that single 6-0 win keeps coming up again and again. It's pretty much the only game that allowed them to "assert" their "new identity" of being a "tough" team even though their Top 9 aren't really tough and gritty at all (except for Komarov, I suppose). A playoff series loss in Round 1 would be a nightmare. The Habs have so much more to lose than the Leafs.

Actually, I have come to a conclusion: the Leafs should play the Rangers in Round 1.

(Hopefully none of this comes back to bite me.)
A round 1 loss against anyone wouldn't be ideal. Nobody wants that. If it's just a question of being chirped at, than who cares? They've always been chirping about something.

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