Craig Button doesn’t think the Leafs are a Stanley Cup contender

In case you didn’t have enough Craig Button bad-mouthing the Leafs content after yesterday’s Matthews isn’t on Drasaitl’s level comment, don’t worry, I’ve got you. Button also said that the Leafs are nowhere near being a Stanley Cup contender.

If you follow up after Saturday night’s win against the Bruins, Auston Matthews said it was a ‘statement victory.’ Well, I’ll tell you what statement they’ve been making over the last 55 games — they’re nowhere near being a Stanley Cup contender. In fact, their ability to make the playoffs cannot be guaranteed. If you want to take a look at what they’ve done over the last 55 games, their points percentage is .545. The Columbus Blue Jackets who were the second wild card team last season? .597. That’s not a playoff team.
You heard Mike Babcock talks about, ‘we do some things good, we do some things well, but we’re not able to sustain it.’ Saturday night, Freddy Andersen was unbelievable. What does he do in this [Columbus] game? He’s beyond unbelievable. Without him, they don’t earn points in these games. Too much of the time, they’re giving up …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

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