Toronto will likely face the dynamic Senators with a top four defence consisting of Bryan McCabe — back in town after the birth of his daughter Wednesday — Tomas Kaberle, Alex Khavanov and Aki Berg. Colaiacovo and Wade Belak would likely round out the blue line.
The downside is that when you have this many Norris contenders on one team the votes tend to get split.
Khavanov and Berg are the number 3 and 4 defencemen on opening night! Is Belfour going to see more shots than Luongo did last year?
How many pre-season wins does it take to make a sens fan forget how shitty their team is in the playoffs... Answer:6ReplyDelete
Does anyone realize that the Leafs have exactly the same defence they did before they got Leetch at the deadline in 03-04? I seem to remember the Leafs having a pretty good record with them!
Plus they've added Khavanov/Brown and most likely Colaiacovo, which definitely doesn't hurt the team.
They lost Roberts and Neiwendyk, which obviously hurts in the leadership/experience catergory but made significant improvements in offense and talent in Lindros/Allison/O'Neill/Czerkawski/Wellwood/Steen...
Any possible explanations as to why they will be worse than last year with far more talent on their squad?
Will there be an adjustment period. Sure. Is there risk in Allison/Lindros. Sure.
Everyone is talking about how bad the Leafs could be, but don't talk about how GOOD they could be if all their players stay healthy!
Prediction: Hasek out with a groin injury by November!
Czerkawski Sundin LindrosReplyDelete
O'Neill Allison Wellwood
Antropov Steen Tucker
Pon...ski Stajan Domi
Not bad to me...
Khavanov will surprise quite a few people this year.ReplyDelete
I have to agree with Five-o here, the Leafs do have a pretty good squad.ReplyDelete
Yep... Khavanov was a steady top 4/5 in STL.ReplyDelete
That's with Pronger/MacInnis/Jackman in the lineup!
He'd be a 6th defenseman on Pittsburgh though!! HAHAReplyDelete
Maybe, but he'd have to be homosexual to make their squad!ReplyDelete