Re: Toronto Record Tracker
posted at 2/25/2011 12:20 AM EST
In Response to Re: Toronto Record Tracker
[QUOTE]The difference for the Leafs winning games lately is because they now have a goalie.. James Reimer seems to have given this team some stability back in the nets and the kid has played lights out.. Plus #81 seems to have awoken from his hibernation and is playing pretty good hockey, got to give the kid credit where its due... even setting up goals tonite.. Judging from what is going on in Buffalo, Carolina, Atlanta , even the Rangers are all beatable.. As for the Leafs schedule.. That's why they play the games.. Playoffs are becoming a reality for this team
and will motivate them in games if they are playing for something.. Right now it would be pick #8 and dropping..
Posted by cowboys9[/QUOTE]Playoffs are becoming a reality for this team?
5 games left in the season against teams lower than them in the standings for the rest of the year, one of them being the Devils.
That's a bit of an obstacle to the playoffs.
Sure the goalie is hot, but this kid had bounced between the Marlies and the ECHL just 2 years ago. Whether he keeps it up or not, I wouldn't bet on him. Hot streaks by goalies that end up out of hockey in a year isn't exactly an unknown thing, Blane Lacher ring a bell?
Will Kessel continue his current play? He started the season playing like he is now, interestingly he gets more goals when he skates boths ways. For him to continue, again, maybe, but it's not like he's proven he can continue like that.
Tonight the Habs went into a coma after their last goal, previous to that in the 3rd period they were doing whatever they wanted.