“This is where we’re supposed to be right here. This is where you do it. You can exercise so many f—in’ demons and they got demons in their heads, they got them in the car, they got ’em under the f—in’ beds. Every where they turn there’s a f—in’ demon. The biggest obstacle this team has right now is themselves.”
This is what assistant coach Paul MacLean said between Game 6 and 7 of the Leafs’ first-round matchup against the Canadiens that was captured in the “All or Nothing” documentary. We already know how the story ended and rewatching it won’t spur a different outcome, but what he said still holds weight as the team gets set for another playoff push in 2022.
Heading into tonight’s matchup against the Jets, Moneypuck has Toronto at a 100% chance of making the postseason, meaning they are basically in. The Eastern Conference playoff combatants have pretty much been determined with the only thing remaining being the matchups themselves. Meaning that the Leafs’ opponent in the first round should they start tomorrow would be the Lightning.
These next few weeks will no doubt play a large factor in how the playoff picture shakes up and this could in many different ways. Toronto could still very much finish atop the Atlantic Division or find themselves in one of the Wild Card spots by the time th …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation