It does when you don't make it throught the 2nd round. Even some Leafs teams in the last 10 years have made it past there.jay64 wrote:Yeah, I guess finishing 1st in conference last year means nothing.
Who are the keepers on defence? Markov and who else? Komisarek won't be back.3 keepers on defence and some good young forwards
Yet he was the main reason they finished (as you so proudly pointed out) first last season.Kovalev is talented, but his work ethic is just brutal.
Why? They couldn't find one last off season and settled for a really old Robert Lang.I look for the Habs to find a front line center in FA and another good defenceman in the off-season.
I don't expect Toskala to lead them to a cup, but I'm not sold on Steve Penney..er Carey Price either. Fact is, I'd rather be in the draft lottery than be a first or second round casualty and drafting 20th. Leafs have been there, done that. And it's not like the Habs have been the most successful team of the decade. They should have been able to draft some blue chippers, but instead they try and make the Plecanic's and Kostytsin's out to be future superstars when in fact they are 2nd liners at best.The Habs are 6th in the Conference, where are the Leafs again? Oh yeah, in the Tavares draft lottery. Do you really believe that Toskala is going to lead the Leafs to a Cup? :rotf
I realise that many Leafs fans (and unfortunately management) fall in love with some of their players and over value them in the market. But I'm just trying to point out that this season's Montreal team, which was picked to finish first by many, is very over rated...but Habs fans can't come to grip with that.