Re: Toronto Record Tracker
posted at 11/8/2010 4:53 PM EST
In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker
[QUOTE]OK. For me it is now official worry time. Not because of the points that they have, but because of today's performance. It wasn't that the Pens were down. I didn't see the Leafs do anything ridiculous like they have been. Kessel appears to be tamed and doing what he should do, I hadn't considered that when he finally would get with the program, that that would be as big a boost to a team as it was a downer when he was on his own agenda. Also, Booth is out for the season for the Panthers. Uh oh.
Posted by BadHabitude[/QUOTE]
We still friends BadHab after my last posts to you?......LOL
Actually to be honest, I think time has almost run out. Good run by the Leafs but Columbus beat Chicago twice so there's no chance to catch them.
I think the only teams that the Leafs have a chance against catching are the Islanders and Carolina (not because they are worse but because they have a very tough schedule to finish the season).
It will come down to the last weekend where Toronto plays in New York and Montreal. If New York is out (which I'm expecting) and Montreal can't move anywhere else, then the Leafs have an outside chance to get points. Otherwise they stay where they are p.s. I think Boston plays Carolina at the end so that will be an interesting game.
All in all I can't see Boston getting a pick worse then 3rd, however it's all moot until the balls bounce. Boston still will get a decent chance at #1 even if the Leafs pass 1 or 2 teams before the end of the season.
P.S. BadHab; I think I understand your comments around Kessel. They come across as sour grapes at times, but I think I understand what you're saying and probably agree more with your assessment than you might think...
Kessel is a talent but he can be frustrating at times. He is NOT a physical player at all and doesn't really do much near the boards. He may look like he floats around, but I think that's where he's most effective. Not a good back-checker (can get better but will never be very good). I think you're looking at a 40+ goal scorer with some obvious warts. I think it will go down as a good trade for both teams.
It's playoff time soon.....Go Bruins!