And what happens when we get in and lose to them? Ideally they miss the playoffs so we simply just don't have to deal with that. Leafs remaining schedule:
vs Red Wings, vs Flyers, @ Carolina, @ Florida, @ Lightning, vs Chicago, vs Boston, @ Columbus, vs Devils, @ Buffalo, vs Florida, @ Nashville, @ Detroit, @ Buffalo, vs Washington, vs Tampa Bay, vs Pittsburgh, vs Columbus.
They play their last 4 games at home but I imagine the Metropolitan teams won't be taking things easy as they jockey for positioning. Tampa and Florida are in the playoff race with them and they play them twice each. Buffalo is still in it as well and they play their twice. Should be an interesting stretch of hockey for them. Only 2 games against Western conference teams. 18 games remaining- I am calling they go 10-8 to end the year which sees them missing the playoffs.
I just went through the remaining games and tried to imagine what each result would be, and got 3-10-5. But I'm biased. Their record over the last 10 is 3-4-3, so let's make three of those losses into wins just for fun, making it 6-7-5. I think that's a very realistic outcome for the last 18 games. 17 points for a season total of 87, missing the playoffs by a mile (7-10 points).
Hmm, maybe even that is a stretch.
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