You know guys, fellow buds of the Leafs Nation, sometimes it needs to be said. You know that team that's playing right now for a spot in the Stanley Cup finals, the one that swept one team and beat a bitter rival. An old team we may know, the Montreal Canadiens. Yeah, those guys. You know what, we need to be those guys. Seriously. The team is far from perfect, hell without Price they may not make it past the Rangers, but still I would say they had a very successful season. To be one of the last four teams standing is extremely impressive these days, and even with a loss these guys are a few moves and trades from being the most dominant team in the East. The fact is, we may hate them or respect them, but we have to get that level. This a team that beat the Bruins in their own backyard. Look my point is this, we can complain all we want about their bandwagon fans, their cocky fans, their players, hell why not complain about Youppi. At the end of the day we need to take notes. A team that starts from the star goalie, a core defence and changeable offensive lines. This is a team that scores with speed and skill, quite similar to the Maple Leafs earlier in the season, you know before we took a dive off the cliff. And we have two really good goalies, guys who faced Florida Luongo amount of shots per night. The Maple Leafs need to create some kind of defence lines, and a lot of it depends on our current captain, Dion Phaneuf. But we watch these Habs, see what they do and hold on to all of our young talent, we should be able to put up a fight in the division.
I know I've got a lot of Canadiens fans in my family and among my friends, and I will be the first to say, I wish them well in the series against the New York Rangers. And if you guys make to the finals, the Western champion is going to be quite the challenge in the Blackhawks (go Hawks go) or the Kings. Regardless who you face, that's going to be quite a series. But the best of luck to the Montreal Canadiens. From an non bitter Maple Leafs fan. You heard it hear folks. Let's hope we can pick up a few of these tricks for the next season.
Let's enjoy some hockey! Storm out.