wprager wrote:Guess we'll have to wait to find out. Calgary is rule for a drop after losing depth and getting older. Winnipeg is, supposedly, losing Laine. Toronto can't win in the post season and are one goalie injury away from missing the playoffs outright (and their D is not built to protect Andersen like Montreal tried to do swapping PK for Weber.
Toronto took a huge step back and continues to make the same mistakes over and over again. They replaced Kapanen and Johanssen with Thornton, Vesey and Simmonds who are slow and otherwise huge downgrades. They didn't address team toughness which continues to be their achilles heel in the playoffs.
I think the Sens could beat Toronto more than once in the regular season. J. Brown, Tkachuk, Gudbranson, Watson, C. Brown are all way more physical than anyone on Toronto. A hard forecheck caused so many problems for Toronto in the play-in series and continues to be the reason why they lose in the playoffs. Not sure Bogosian really helps there, and Brodie isn't the biggest guy.
Toronto would have benefitted from trading for someone like Josh Anderson. Instead they continue to ice the wrong mix of players and will continue to get bullied in the playoffs.