The Out of Town Thread part LIII - All Talk From Around the League Here
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04-01-2013, 10:55 AM
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The Leafs are similar to Boston of a few years ago in some senses of their style.
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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