"Quinn kept a straight face as he all but proclaimed the Ottawa Senators favoured to win their NHL Eastern Conference playoff series with his Maple Leafs.
"We hope to make it close," Quinn said.
Never mind that the Leafs went 4-1-1-0 against the Senators this season, including a stunning 6-0 victory at the Corel Centre in the regular-season finale..." -CBC :lol :lol
There are lots of people out there who think the Sens are the favourites. They *were* the preseason pick to win it all. Remember, the Leafs usually get their ***** handed to them in the regular season by Ottawa and then win in the playoffs, so the inverse could easily be true this year. Hope not, though.
There are lots of people out there who think the Sens are the favourites.
I don't see why though.
Sure, both teams were very close in points and had great years. However, you simply can't overlook the fact Toronto was 4-1-1 against Ottawa this year which, as the article said, included a 6-0 thrashing in Ottawa's home arena. Every pick in the East is a shot in the dark, but if you had to pick a favourite, I don't see how you could go against Toronto.