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May 9, 2017
New Jersey Devils
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Lenny7</b></div><div>I think this whole "Lacks the players to win in the playoffs" is such an overplayed narrative. How many times did Washington flame out in the playoffs for the exact same reasons listed above? Toronto lost this year because Carey Price played out of his mind. The Leafs outplayed the Habs from start to finish.
Like, people say that the Hyman-type players are the gritty guys that will help win you a series...well, he had 1 point in 7 games. Wilson? 2 pts in 5 games for the Caps. in yet another 1st round exit for them. Heck, half of this site was spouting off about how Nylander is soft, lazy, etc...after that series? Not so much.
The Leafs need to continue building on what they've got. The playoffs are an absolute crap shoot, and saying "tHeY dOn'T hAvE tHe RiGhT pLaYeRs!!!" is the biggest media-driven narrative foolishness that people (for some reason) seem to eat right up.</div></div>
Though those contracts are tough to maneuver around. They will get it right one year, I suspect..
All in all, who wouldn't want to start a team with the Leaf's top 4 - 5 players? Its a solid core, just a tad too expensive. If Cap goes up someday, it will offer relief. Your reference to Washington is spot on.