Philly would probably destroy us 5 games, if we manage to get by Ottawa.
Our defence is even softer than it was last year swapping Svehla for Leetch, and Leclair Handzus and Primeau would likely eat that bunch of marshmallows on their cereal for breakfast. Unlike the sens, Philly has no problem planting big guys in front of Belfour.
Obviously I vote Tampa, who are also a good team, but not very physical and that would help us a lot.
Tampa for the fact they have no pressure that makes them very dangerous and I really want to avoid playing them. Philly is not as good as they were last year in my opinion. Plus I want pay back for last year.
I voted for Tampa because the leafs have dominated the lightning in the last few years in the regular season(excluding the 7-2 loss), Tampa are not that physical and there is little bad blood between them.
The Bolts play much lilke the Leafs they don't trap, so it should be better from a physical standpoint for the Leafs. Many say Modin wouldn't do anything here that's nonsense as they play very similar styles. The Bolts have younger healther firepower and more of it, With Vinny, St.Louis, Richards, Freddie, Feditenko.
We have no chance against Philly they would chew us up and spit us out, we have a chance against Boston. We must be honest of the teams left in the playoffs in the East we might be other than in Net The Most Unworthy.
But hey we'll take it, Go Eddie Go 13 more shutouts and we are in like Flynn.