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Florida Panthers (A1) vs. Tampa Bay Lightning (A3)

Started by CarltonTheBear, May 16, 2022, 08:58:25 AM

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Nik

Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2022, 03:58:00 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

I wouldn't say it's reflected glory, but it does put in context that the Leafs actually did pretty well to run this Tampa team closer than pretty much anyone else.

And that it should have been the conference final, not round 1. So the playoff system also sucks.
Sorry but I disagree, it feels like a broken record but it's true, we have to toughen up, drive the net, make things happen, Tampa was very beatable and we folded, again. In Game 7 or top line didn't score, Bunting and Marner had no shots, none, our PP no goals, completely unacceptable.

I'm not really sure those two things are at odds with each other. The Leafs did put together a good team and gave Tampa a much better run for their money than the President's Trophy winner did and, clearly, they still have to get better.
I wish to hell I'd never said "Winning isn't everything it's the only thing". What I believe is, if you go out on a football field, or any endeavour in life, and you leave every fibre of what you have on the field, then you've won.
- Vince Lombardi

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: OldTimeHockey on May 24, 2022, 08:11:25 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.



One of my favorite moments in literature is the story where Eeyore gets interrupted while giving a boring speech:

"AS-I-WAS-SAYING," said Eeyore sternly, "when I was interrupted by various Loud Sounds..."

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: CarltonTheBear on May 24, 2022, 08:51:58 AM
Coach of the year finalist decided to healthy scratch a 31-goal scorer and one of only 3 Panthers to have beaten Vasilevskiy in this series in an elimination game that the team ended up being shutout in in favour of a 58-year old Joe Thornton who was on the ice for the game/series winning goal.

That's what happens when you party with your players at a pole-dance establishment 'til all hours of the night.

Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate

Quote from: Nik on May 24, 2022, 10:23:02 AM
Quote from: 4EVRLEAFAN on May 24, 2022, 09:27:30 AM
Quote from: Arn on May 24, 2022, 03:58:00 AM
Quote from: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on May 23, 2022, 11:59:19 PM
I don't really get this reflected glory stuff.  We still lost to them when we had a 3-2 advantage and a G7 at home.  Losing is losing.

I wouldn't say it's reflected glory, but it does put in context that the Leafs actually did pretty well to run this Tampa team closer than pretty much anyone else.

And that it should have been the conference final, not round 1. So the playoff system also sucks.
Sorry but I disagree, it feels like a broken record but it's true, we have to toughen up, drive the net, make things happen, Tampa was very beatable and we folded, again. In Game 7 or top line didn't score, Bunting and Marner had no shots, none, our PP no goals, completely unacceptable.

I'm not really sure those two things are at odds with each other. The Leafs did put together a good team and gave Tampa a much better run for their money than the President's Trophy winner did and, clearly, they still have to get better.

Bah Tampa.  Colorado is going to shred them — bank it, book it, bolt it to your bumper.  And 43 is going to be the lead damage-doer.


Bender

#65
Well that's not the start I thought we'd see from Tampa v. The Rags.
"They say you can judge a man by the company he keeps. So here is the professor's oldest friend, a grotesque, stinking lobster." - Bender

Zee

Tampa with a long layoff let's see how game 2 goes. Remember they got smoked in game 1 vs Leafs too