That would be so much fun! Frankly I think the Leafs are far from ready to win a cup. They have so much skill, a great nucleus going forward, but they are not a "team" yet. It's sickening to see them lose all the physical battles and not compete. They don't give any comeback when their goalie gets run for God's sake. They get hit and hit never go after a guy. No response. The more physical teams like Wash, Boston, St. Louis all know this and take advantage. Dubas is a really smart GM, but he doesn't seems to have bought in to my line of thought. The skill factor is there, especially with a couple high end D prospects maturing on the farm. They just need to round that out with some more physical guys to inject some team toughness. And those type players can be acquired much easier than the skill guys. Man I miss the type of player Toronto had when they last had a competitive playoff team. Sundin was supported by guys like Gary Roberts, Domi and even Darcy Tucker. Come on Dubas, the trade deadline looms.
I think actually Toronto matches up better against Tampa than Boston. Or they could get to play the Islanders, which would be better than Bos as well.
Of course if somehow they meet Montreal that would be a BLAST. But I think they match up against Montreal well also, although facing Weber is no fun.
Anyway enjoy tonight's game.