It seems very likely we will be facing the leafs...
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04-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Nova Scotia
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If the Habs get average goaltending, they win the series.
Toronto is the epitome of a lucky team. They're getting outshot and outplayed badly and Reimer is bailing them out. (This was the the case vs Montreal too, but Habs goaltending let them down).
Ottawa had 50 shots on the Leafs and the Leafs won. Eventually Reimer will come back to earth.
The Habs have been outplaying their opposition since the beginning of the season and outshooting their opponents, Price just limited his crappy goals to a manageable level earlier this season. And the crappy goals came when the Habs were leading the games.
Now the crappy goals are come really early into the game where the Habs are forced play catchup.
Sure the defense has been bad due to injuries, but the style of play varies when you're trailing and your confidence level is nowhere it should be when you're leading and playing a free wheeling, agressive forchecking style. Playing in the offensive zone majority of the game masks alot of the defensive deficiencies.
The core problem is poor goaltending at the end of the day..
I think the Leafs are the most winnable of the possible opponents. If Price plays his normal game I think it can be won and if he doesn't then put Budaj in. If Montreal face NYI, Ottawa or NYR its not as easy even if the goaltending is ok.
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