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05-05-2013, 11:13 AM
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This is silly.

Teams that make the least mistakes in the playoffs and can play all round "neat" hockey win.

As other posters have suggested the only reason that teams like the Leafs had any success was due to having some physicality in the lineup. But even at that the Leafs were nosediving as the season progressed and for the Bruins to be having problems with this club that doesn't know anything about playoff hockey is laughable. STL, LA, SJ, Chi, Det, would be schooling the leafs.

Why you even mention "original six" teams in your post to validate your position is curious. It wouldn't matter one iota of difference on the ice that the teams are original six. Even at that the Leafs and Bruins didn't have any particular rivalry.
There is absolutely zero ways to prove any of those teams would school the Leafs. Leafs were tied for the third highest ROW this year, and played in one of the toughest division, they deserve to be where they are.

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05-05-2013, 11:26 AM
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There is absolutely zero ways to prove any of those teams would school the Leafs. Leafs were tied for the third highest ROW this year, and played in one of the toughest division, they deserve to be where they are.
They've been a .500 team for a long stretch after being hot out of the gates. Not a particularly good club, zero playoff experience. They were horrible last year.

You must be a leafs fan.

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"The leafs have an elite offense this year"
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They've been a .500 team for a long stretch after being hot out of the gates. Not a particularly good club, zero playoff experience. They were horrible last year.

You must be a leafs fan.
In their last 2 months they were 13-9-4 That's .500 if you count shootout losses, but it could have easily been 17-9 had it not have been for shootouts(where they are 0-5 this year) but thankfully there aren't any shootouts in the playoffs. This also includes the games the Leafs packed it in after they clinched their spot, like many teams, and it was still on pace for 93 point season(using that record alone).

Add the month before that and the Leafs record is 22-15-4 on pace for a 103 point season.

Like I said, the Leafs deserve to be where they are, they came out of the best division in hockey and are in a grudge match with a great Bruins team.

I know a lot of people are ******** with the Leafs turnaround, but it's okay.

Also, the 'they were horrible last year' is a terrible argument. First off, it should have no weight judging a team THIS year, teams make moves in the off-season to improve I.E adding JVR and McClement. Also, 5 of the worst 7 teams last year made the playoffs this year, the only exceptions are you Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets, and only one of those teams were actually close, but I'm sure you know what team that was.

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05-05-2013, 11:53 AM
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They've been a .500 team for a long stretch after being hot out of the gates. Not a particularly good club, zero playoff experience. They were horrible last year.

You must be a leafs fan.

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lol

Now go away Leafs fan
Do they not? It's an objective statement.

They are one of 6 teams that averaged 3 goals a game. They're 6th in total goals for, 4th in 5 on 5 goals scored. That also doesn't take into context that Lupul missed the vast majority of the season.

The Leafs offence is Elite, but don't worry, one day Edmonton's offence will get there...maybe.

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Leafs offense is elite did I read that right?

Elite compared to Calgary maybe.

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In their last 2 months they were 13-9-4 That's .500 if you count shootout losses, but it could have easily been 17-9 had it not have been for shootouts(where they are 0-5 this year) but thankfully there aren't any shootouts in the playoffs. This also includes the games the Leafs packed it in after they clinched their spot, like many teams, and it was still on pace for 93 point season(using that record alone).

Add the month before that and the Leafs record is 22-15-4 on pace for a 103 point season.

Like I said, the Leafs deserve to be where they are, they came out of the best division in hockey and are in a grudge match with a great Bruins team.

I know a lot of people are ******** with the Leafs turnaround, but it's okay.

Also, the 'they were horrible last year' is a terrible argument. First off, it should have no weight judging a team THIS year, teams make moves in the off-season to improve I.E adding JVR and McClement. Also, 5 of the worst 7 teams last year made the playoffs this year, the only exceptions are you Edmonton Oilers and Columbus Blue Jackets, and only one of those teams were actually close, but I'm sure you know what team that was.
Just to humor me how on earth is it a "grudge match" when the Leafs haven't been on the Bruins radar in years or ever?

As for .500 I count wins and losses simple. Not the way the NHL tries to tabulate it to make most clubs look like winning teams.

********? lol.

Amused more than anything at the sudden development of Leafsnation.

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Leafs offense is elite did I read that right?

Elite compared to Calgary maybe.
Like I said, one of only 6 teams to average 3 goals a game. 4th in 5 on 5 goals. That's without Lupul.

And Calgary's offence was better than the Oilers as well btw.

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Do they not? It's an objective statement.

They are one of 6 teams that averaged 3 goals a game. They're 6th in total goals for, 4th in 5 on 5 goals scored. That also doesn't take into context that Lupul missed the vast majority of the season.

The Leafs offence is Elite, but don't worry, one day Edmonton's offence will get there...maybe.
Repeated by popular demand for more lmfao. Thank you.

Did it ever occur to you that the Leafs would score significantly less goals in the tighter WC? I'm sure it didn't. Or that saying a team has "elite offense" merely on the basis of one shortened lockout season is ridiculous.

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Leafs offense is elite did I read that right?

Elite compared to Calgary maybe.
We landed a live one here.

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Like I said, one of only 6 teams to average 3 goals a game. 4th in 5 on 5 goals. That's without Lupul.
My GAWD, somebody killed Lupul. What on Earth are the Leafs to do? Sounds like built in excuse time in the Leafs mythology.

If only the Leafs had Lupul in the 2013 playoffs..

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My GAWD, somebody killed Lupul. What on Earth are the Leafs to do? Sounds like built in excuse time in the Leafs mythology.

If only we had Lupul in the 2013 playoffs..
You mean, if only you had playoffs in 2013.

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You mean, if only you had playoffs in 2013.
Ironic from a Leafs fan but anyway.

Are you new to the board or just naive about what you are doing right now?

Ask yourself what board you are on and why you are here?

Ask yourself as well if people here know Joffrey Lupul and what our opinion of him would likely be.

Lupul would be hearing footsteps all day any day playing in the WC.

I doubt he'd make any difference in a Bruins series.

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Ironic from a Leafs fan but anyway.

Are you new to the board or just naive about what you are doing right now?

Ask yourself what board you are on and why you are here?

Ask yourself as well if people here know Joffrey Lupul and what our opinion of him would likely be.

Lupul would be hearing footsteps all day any day playing in the WC.

I doubt he'd make any difference in a Bruins series.
What are you talking about? Do you just make things up as you go on? lol...

He scored twice last night in a 4-2 win...

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What are you talking about? Do you just make things up as you go on? lol...

He scored twice last night in a 4-2 win...
This from somebody that states the leafs are an elite offensive team..with Kadri superstar in the making no doubt.

Heres a clue. Flash in the pan. look it up.

I wouldn't watch a leafs game if you paid me. In another post you were crying about Lupul being injured.

Joffrey is back now you say. Who knew?

Too bad the Bruins attention to detail is so poor this year. In a normal year the
Bruins would annihilate players like Lupul.

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You mean, if only you had playoffs in 2013.
Maple Queefs make the playoffs for the first time in a decade and suddenly ***** Nation is making Canucks fans look humble and reasonable. I thought that would be impossible.

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This from somebody that states the leafs are an elite offensive team..with Kadri superstar in the making no doubt.

Heres a clue. Flash in the pan. look it up.

I wouldn't watch a leafs game if you paid me. In another post you were crying about Lupul being injured.

Joffrey is back now you say. Who knew?

Too bad the Bruins attention to detail is so poor this year. In a normal year the
Bruins would annihilate players like Lupul.
Leafs were a top 10 scoring team last year as well.

Check-mate.

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Leafs were a top 10 scoring team last year as well.

Check-mate.
And the 29th ranked Oilers had a better GA.

Piss off.

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And just think, even with what a huge disgrace the Oilers are, it'll be over 20 years until they reach Leaf-like levels of Stanley Cup hilarity!
I dunno but I'm always reminded by this somehow.


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Leafs were a top 10 scoring team last year as well.

Check-mate.
Playing most of their games against EC clubs.

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Maple Queefs make the playoffs for the first time in a decade and suddenly ***** Nation is making Canucks fans look humble and reasonable. I thought that would be impossible.
This guy just probably became a hockey fan last year. You know..cough.....














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Ironic from a Leafs fan but anyway.

Are you new to the board or just naive about what you are doing right now?

Ask yourself what board you are on and why you are here?

Ask yourself as well if people here know Joffrey Lupul and what our opinion of him would likely be.

Lupul would be hearing footsteps all day any day playing in the WC.

I doubt he'd make any difference in a Bruins series.
Replacement, do you even watch the games?? Lupul scored twice yesterday. Your opinion, thats all it is and stop talking down to other posters, is silly when it comes the Eastern conference. Honestly you shouldn't have one if you aren't going to watch the games. You aren't the only one who thinks that Oilers would be top half of the East but your comments are irritating. This year is impossible to compare, especially when you don't even watch the games.

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Replacement, do you even watch the games?? Lupul scored twice yesterday. Your opinion, thats all it is and stop talking down to other posters, is silly when it comes the Eastern conference. Honestly you shouldn't have one if you aren't going to watch the games. You aren't the only one who thinks that Oilers would be top half of the East but your comments are irritating. This year is impossible to compare, especially when you don't even watch the games.
Thank you.

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Replacement, do you even watch the games?? Lupul scored twice yesterday. Your opinion, thats all it is and stop talking down to other posters, is silly when it comes the Eastern conference. Honestly you shouldn't have one if you aren't going to watch the games. You aren't the only one who thinks that Oilers would be top half of the East but your comments are irritating. This year is impossible to compare, especially when you don't even watch the games.
It's pretty much an established fact the Eastern Conference is far weaker than the West. The Kings would roll any of those teams in a playoff series.

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Replacement, do you even watch the games?? Lupul scored twice yesterday. Your opinion, thats all it is and stop talking down to other posters, is silly when it comes the Eastern conference. Honestly you shouldn't have one if you aren't going to watch the games. You aren't the only one who thinks that Oilers would be top half of the East but your comments are irritating. This year is impossible to compare, especially when you don't even watch the games.
I don't watch Eastern conference games much because theres little point to it. The EC playoffs are a joke this year. EC defensive stats were a joke all year.

The good hockey is being played in the West. Thats what I'm glued to.

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I don't watch Eastern conference games much because theres little point to it. The EC playoffs are a joke this year. EC defensive stats were a joke all year.

The good hockey is being played in the West. Thats what I'm glued to.
Mr Subjective, is what your name should be.

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Alright ladies settle down.

This PIT/NYI game is very entertaining. Just good all round hockey. Crosby looks possessed at moments.

2 interesting players on the Islanders today who keep popping up, Cisikas (who? lol) and Grabner who has been all over the place and extremely physical. Really impressed what I see there.

Anyways its a back and forth game, would suggest people to catch a bit of it , I know it's going to be a beautiful day but the game should be over by 1.

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