More Than Experience, It’s The Type of Experience

What a comeback! Or what a horrible choking job! If you listen to the announcers and panelists on Sportsnet and CBC, the Leafs’ lost that series. While they aren’t completely off, they fail miserably as pointing the finger to the true reason: the Montreal Canadiens. Ted Nolan once said that sometimes, we tend to look too deep into what we did wrong instead of looking at what the opponent did right. The Habs had a strategy and they executed it. They made adjustments for game five, six and seven and it paid off. The experience paid off.

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Habs vs Leafs – Series Preview: Upset In The Making?

Fans and media are funny. Well, not so much as in laughing funny, but funny as in weird. If you listen to Leafs’ fans, Toronto media, and even some Habs’ fans and media covering Montreal, the teams shouldn’t even bother playing that series as it’s so one-sided in Toronto’s favour. Every single year, it’s the year of the Maple Leafs, the year they will break through their slump of having not won a playoffs’ series since 2004. Every year, fans take their chairs along the parade route, although few of their fans know where it is as they weren’t born the last time they won it back in 1967. And every year, they crawl back into their hole crying… until next year. Yet every single year, there are huge upsets. “Oh but this year is different!” Again, same song, every year. Every year, they claim that this time, it’s different. It’s the blind hope.

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