Leafs playing the Yotes tonight. Up against the Yotes.
I don't really care about the Phoenix team - well, I mean I do - I hope the Leafs can continue their successful road trip which has had a number of encouraging signs such as the power play coming around. Plus the Bruins just won't go away so it would be good to keep winning.
There would actually be something to be said for the Leafs finishing out of the top three in their division - but still as a wildcard - and ending up playing the Islanders in the first round - and then continuing on against that division rather than, presumably, the Lightning.
Of course that is chock full of assumptions about standings not changing and the Islanders not being as dangerous as their current position suggests.
It's actually very stupid to even consider shit like that.
Yeah the way I worded the question - like it is a 50/50 choice - basically +100 either way - I would have to take the field.
TBL +225 is a tougher call.
The President's Cup winner doesn't usually win the big one - but I don't recall a case in recent memory where a team has separated itself from the pack this much. Obviously they have the most points but when you start breaking it down it gets even more mind-boggling. TBL is first in the league in both PP and PK. Insane.
Their longest losing streak of the season : 2 games.
So someone is going to beat them 4 times in 7 games?