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How will the Leafs fare this season?

Will finish 8th (enough for a playoff spot)
10 (37%)
Will finish 10th (and out of a playoff spot)
7 (25.9%)
Will finish 7th (well into a playoff spot)
6 (22.2%)
Will finish rock bottom in the Eastern Conference (fat chance!)
0 (0%)
Will finish in the middle of the pack of playoff teams in the standings
4 (14.8%)

Total Members Voted: 27

Voting closed: August 21, 2011, 04:06:31 AM

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Offline hockeyfan1

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« on: August 07, 2011, 04:06:31 AM »
Questions, questions, questions.  One thing is clear:  the LeafNation expects the Leafs to be much improved from last season.


Now, whether that will translate into the post-season remains to be seen.  If not, then, at least, if the Leafs improve this year, and come close to a playoff spot, say, 9th or 10th place, a few points off, many Leafian followers will sing the praises of Burke, Nonis, Wilson, et al.


I started this poll just for fun, to see what some of us are already thinking!   :)


Go on, place your ballots!!
« Last Edit: August 07, 2011, 04:08:35 AM by hockeyfan1 »

Offline drummond

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2011, 10:33:08 AM »
I say they finish 8th just to make the playoffs

Offline CarltonTheBear

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2011, 10:46:21 AM »
If not, then, at least, if the Leafs improve this year, and come close to a playoff spot, say, 9th or 10th place, a few points off, many Leafian followers will sing the praises of Burke, Nonis, Wilson, et al.

Why would we do that?


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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2011, 11:28:21 AM »
If not, then, at least, if the Leafs improve this year, and come close to a playoff spot, say, 9th or 10th place, a few points off, many Leafian followers will sing the praises of Burke, Nonis, Wilson, et al.

Why would we do that?

Yeah, 9th/10th is sort of what I'm expecting so I'm not going to get all goofy and start singing simnply because they met my expectations. hf1 - if you're expecting a 14th/15th type finish then yeah, I kind of get what you were saying but to each their own I suppose.

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2011, 11:29:11 AM »
If not, then, at least, if the Leafs improve this year, and come close to a playoff spot, say, 9th or 10th place, a few points off, many Leafian followers will sing the praises of Burke, Nonis, Wilson, et al.

Why would we do that?

Carlton, I'm not going you a Christmas bonus, instead I'm going to give you a subscription to Jelly of the Month.  If the Leafs miss the playoffs again, Wilson's fired/not brought back and Burke will have to start looking over his shoulder.

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011, 11:32:36 AM »
If not, then, at least, if the Leafs improve this year, and come close to a playoff spot, say, 9th or 10th place, a few points off, many Leafian followers will sing the praises of Burke, Nonis, Wilson, et al.

Why would we do that?

Carlton, I'm not going you a Christmas bonus, instead I'm going to give you a subscription to Jelly of the Month.  If the Leafs miss the playoffs again, Wilson's fired/not brought back and Burke will have to start looking over his shoulder.

Completely agreed.

...er, about the second part at least.

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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011, 11:34:12 AM »
Carlton, I'm not going you a Christmas bonus, instead I'm going to give you a subscription to Jelly of the Month.  If the Leafs miss the playoffs again, Wilson's fired/not brought back and Burke will have to start looking over his shoulder.

I agree... Wait... Wilson fired/not brought back PLUS our own 1st round pick? Tank Nation lives!!!

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011, 11:43:48 AM »
Middle of the pack IF Reimer plays like last season.

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 12:07:06 PM »
Middle of the pack IF Reimer plays like last season.


And IF the PP and Pk improve and IF Grabs line stays hot anf IF Kessels line starts to produce the way it should. Still alot of IFS.

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 03:03:16 PM »
Right now I think 10th is more realistic prediction - they need to be in a playoff spot by the end of November to finish any better otherwise it's bound to be another scramble to 9th or 10th.
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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2011, 07:44:21 PM »
Middle of the pack IF Reimer plays like last season.


And IF the PP and Pk improve and IF Grabs line stays hot anf IF Kessels line starts to produce the way it should. Still alot of IFS.

Every team has most of those IFs.

IMHO I really think that Washington, Pittsburgh and Montreal will have drop offs this season.


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« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2011, 10:20:06 PM »
Middle of the pack IF Reimer plays like last season.


And IF the PP and Pk improve and IF Grabs line stays hot anf IF Kessels line starts to produce the way it should. Still alot of IFS.

Every team has most of those IFs.

IMHO I really think that Washington, Pittsburgh and Montreal will have drop offs this season.

Really? You expect Pittsburgh to have a worse season this year than last, despite injuries to all of Crosby, Malkin and Staal last season, as well as PIT now having wingers for Crosby and Malkin (Neal, Sullivan)?

I'm surprised.

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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2011, 07:56:53 AM »
Middle of the pack IF Reimer plays like last season.


And IF the PP and Pk improve and IF Grabs line stays hot anf IF Kessels line starts to produce the way it should. Still alot of IFS.

Every team has most of those IFs.

IMHO I really think that Washington, Pittsburgh and Montreal will have drop offs this season.

Really? You expect Pittsburgh to have a worse season this year than last, despite injuries to all of Crosby, Malkin and Staal last season, as well as PIT now having wingers for Crosby and Malkin (Neal, Sullivan)?

I'm surprised.

I cant see that being possible either unless they are all out of the lineup for longer than last year

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« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2011, 09:33:30 AM »
I don't see Crosby being the player that he was. INMO I see the concussion(s) slowing him down.
Malkin is coming off a pretty bad injury as well.

Don't get me wrong they will make the playoffs but i really don't see any dominant teams out of the east except for Boston, of course.
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Re: Toronto Maple Leafs
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011, 01:26:49 PM »
Where is the option for worse than 10th, but not rock bottom?

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« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2011, 01:26:49 PM »