Mike Babcock has to let the stars be stars in game seven

This isn’t going to be a long post so let’s just get into it. If you’re reading this from a Leafs-centric perspective you already know all about what’s upon us in the next 24-hours. Toronto and Boston, game seven at TD Garden, serious stress, doubts, thoughts of blown third period leads. You likely already have a doomsday script drafted in your head about how this is all going to go. We don’t need to get into all that again.
The bottom line is the Leafs have one game they need to win, and as far as game sevens go, this one probably weighs more than the others. The now-wide open playoff brackets, the doubt that surrounded the team as they sputtered the last couple months of the regular season; Even a semi-deep playoff run would put a lot of minds at ease about what seems to be a somewhat unhappy season in Toronto. There’s questions about coaching, questions about free agents, overpaid veterans, you name it. One win does a lot to cool a lot of that down, if not for management then at least for the fanbase and national media.
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Author: Ryan Fancey / The Leafs Nation

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