Finding hope for the Leafs in the Oilers playoff run

There’s not often a lot of positive things said on this site about the Oilers. I mean, they are the Oilers, there are plenty of reasons not to like them, not limited to the fact that they are using up McDavid’s prime before he can return to Toronto and they took our Hyman from us. Still, this post is about bygones being bygones and appreciating their playoff run for what it is, a lesson to the Leafs and their fans that sometimes things can break your way.
The Oilers certainly have a more significant opportunity to have things break their way while playing in the Pacific Division. The Atlantic Division is stocked with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zepplin, and CCR. The Pacific Division is like a battle of Eagles tribute bands. It’s not exactly stiff competition, and Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl being able to take it over on a moment’s notice shouldn’t be a surprise.
What was a surprise was Mike Smith not only not being terrible, but being dominant at times throughout the first two rounds. If Jack Campbell’s November wasn’t already a lesson in that for the Leafs, Mike Smith is a masters level education in how any NHL goaltender can …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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