Poll: How are you feeling about the Leafs’ playoff chances?

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LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 13: Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs prepares to take the ice to warm up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on March 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NHLI via Getty Images)

Since the Maple Leafs took four of a possible six points to start a tough five-game road trip, they have dropped three straight games in regulation to Eastern Conference foes near them in the standings. Barely a week ago, fans were talking about locking up the #2 seed in the Atlantic Division; now, the team has had their playoff chances drop to 65.5% with a massive game looming Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens.

The Leafs have 11 games remaining and probably need to win at least six just to make the playoffs. Opponents ahead of them are distancing themselves from the Leafs while teams behind them are catching up. What do you think, is this team going to snap out of it and make the playoffs, or are they going to continue this tumble and slide right out of a playoff spot, 18-wheeler style?

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  • Belfour20

    Guess what my vote was?

  • mlclearwater

    Belfour20  Fuck ya?

  • wiski

    Belfour20  the popular one. 😉

  • mlclearwater

    I chose the stop whining one but i’ve been whining hard about them. I think they just played a road trip from hell and will start playing better, at least i hope

  • dlb eh

    so far, only a handful have rushed here to take your pole, Alec

  • dlb eh

    our lame assed core players got to 80 points in 70 games on the back of Bodie and good goaltending.
    Bodie has emerged to be our best bottom 6 player this year, and our excellent goaltending is no better than all the other playoffs teams have had.
    we only win when our goalie is good, and the odd game our guys outscore our opponents.
    the good teams have a magic formula that, although it’s the same as what we just described above, is something more that we cannot claim to have.
    we should stay home

  • wiski

    mlclearwater  only 2 road games in the next two weeks time to feed.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    dlb eh  Refresh, they’re lining up around the corner to take my poll.

  • mlclearwater

    wiski mlclearwater  yep. never want to make excuses but out trip was brutal and last night was back to back (which we have 2 more of). We play some tough teams but there are sooo many winnable games if we get our asses in gear

  • wiski

    Alec Brownscombe dlb eh  I refreshed and the pole disappeared lol

  • mlclearwater

    Here’s a better question: Who we playing in the first round?

  • Anthony Petrielli

    wiski Alec Brownscombe dlb eh  If you click “vote” after you vote (with the current results up) and wait for the poll to change to voting options, then click back on “view results” you can see it updating without having to reload the page every time.

  • dlb eh

    we have the 5th most points in the Eastern Conference and we’re shit

  • mlclearwater

    dlb eh  Amazing how quickly people forget 2004-2012 eh? I mean dlb eh

  • dlb eh

    should have an option
    “i want them to not make it so i can be right”

  • Anthony Petrielli

    dlb eh  /coach be fired?

  • mlclearwater

    dlb eh  Done Like Breakfast?

  • dlb eh

    mlclearwater
    yup.  we started the year with a lot of hope, but just as many question marks.  most hoped we’d land in a playoff spot that wasn’t 8th place.
    we’re losing our shit.  i say it’s because we care, not because we’re using our brains.

  • dlb eh

    Anthony Petrielli dlb eh
    lol
    “we can make it if we replace the coach immediately”

  • wiski

    dlb eh  we’re not shit yet but don’t push. 😉

  • dlb eh

    wiski
    haha, or sneeze

  • wiski

    Anthony Petrielli wiski Alec Brownscombe dlb eh  Got it 😉

  • wiski

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  • Great Dane

    Alec – can’t we get “and Carlyle is fired” on all of them LOL

  • dlb eh

    wiski
    is Wendel out back the ACC threatening to load all the trash from our lineup?

  • wendelsway1

    Just a bump in the road….Stop whining….we’ll get there  :)

  • dlb eh

    wendelsway1
    not without a captain more like zetterberg and a coach like not randy

  • BrandonCheema

    lupul-bozak-kessel 
    jvr-bolland – clarkson
    mayray – kadri -ashton 
    bodie – holland -mclemment

  • dlb eh

    BrandonCheema
    raymond doesn’t deserve a pet name

  • BrandonCheema

    *try an get lupul going before playoffs
    *that second line looks killer!
    *lots of speed and secondary offence
    *fourth line that you can actually roll

  • dlb eh

    what we need is someone that’s not our leaders to step up and contribute.  other than Bodie, who has done that?

  • wendelsway1

    dlb eh wendelsway1  The hell you say?….we are making playoffs, dlb….that’s my story, and I’m sticking with it….stop whining!….lol  :)

  • BrandonCheema

    how do you guys feal about this

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    wiski  Good trailers.

  • dlb eh

    BrandonCheema
    i like Raymond-McClemment-Bodie because they might be able to keep pucks out of our net and actually spend some time in the other team’s end.  and if they don’t score they still contribute, so anything Raymond can create with them is an absolute bonus

  • wiski

    ingy56 wiski  they look solid.

  • dlb eh

    BrandonCheema
    Lupul-Bozak-Kessel is a fine idea
    JVR can be challenged to bring someone else up a notch.  it won’t happen, but i’d like to see
    JVR-Holland-Ashton

  • BrandonCheema

    @dlb eh i feal like that jvr line is to young and inexperianced to go up against other teams second/third lines

  • wendelsway1

    dlb eh  …..does being able to work the door and hand out water bottles count as contributing?….lol  :)

  • BrandonCheema

    wendelsway1 dlb eh  lupul needs to step his game up big time hes been awful everywhere on the ice

  • dlb eh

    BrandonCheema
    that leaves Clarkson-Kadri-Kulemin
    go out and be our energy line and hit people and grind it out, maybe get a cycle going.
    wingers can line up on thier off wings in hopes of slapping some shit at the net.
    just dial the tempo to 11

  • cyf8

    Clarkson is such a disgrace.  My biggest issue is with Carlyle.  Until he’s fired, we’re stuck with this disgusting system.  I don’t hope they lose so that Carlyle gets fired…I just want him fired.

  • dlb eh

    cyf8
    i prefer a solution, not another problem

  • cyf8

    dlb eh cyf8No Carlyle, no problem!

  • Great Dane

    Get Edler while he is cheap:

    http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/its-more-about-the-team-than-the-player/

  • wendelsway1

    cyf8 dlb eh  Who do we replace him with?

  • dlb eh

    BrandonCheema
    Lupul has not been great, i agree.  but i do think he is trying hard to do something.  right now it’s a team flop.  not sure one guy is going to get us out of it, but instead we need a lot of guys to stop making stupid repeating mistakes

  • BrandonCheema

    dlb eh its to late for the truculence we lost that this year , i dont see it changing.. Maybe during the playoffs when the game changes but not regular  season

  • dlb eh

    cyf8
    hmmm.  i see your point.

  • Great Dane

    dlb eh This is more or less a 5 man + goalie team. Add Kadri, Kuli and Bodie and not a lot else