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04-01-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by bib View Post
The Leafs are similar to Boston of a few years ago in some senses of their style.

Questions are:

Do they have anybody who can rise to the play of Tim Thomas come playoffs?

Who is their Chara? Meaning, who is the player they center around?
I disagree. Bruins' toughness/grit style stems from top minutes players like Chara/Lucic...something the Leafs don't have. They tried to suffocate opponents with their team D/gooning and had vezina caliber goaltending when that failed. Leafs' toughness are waiver wire fodder like McLaren/Orr/Fraser. Leafs success IMO is from offensive skill and timely finishing from their top players along with special teams.

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