It's not the 4 points we're behind Buffalo that'll kill us, it's those 2 games the Sabres have in hand. That combination means this realist isn't getting his hopes up.
But that's okay. As commenter Ryan G. pointed out, we've been playing playoff hockey for the past few weeks.
that game felt playoffy because that WAS our playoffs. in fact the last week or two has been the first round of our playoffs.
sure the league nor anyone else recognizes that officially, but eff'em.
if we do in fact make it to their so called playoffs, it will be OUR stanley cup final.
and, if we make it past their so called first round of playoffs, there's really no more for us to do since that so called first round was our Cup final. so even if they want us to play in their so called second round, we'll just say no thanks, we're done...we've just won our Cup final.
and then when we get all the Leafs in convertibles, on like, a monday afternoon, and drive down yonge street, who cares if they don't really block off traffic for us.
and just wait and see what happens when our Leafs show up unannounced at the white house just like the blackhawks did this week..
Next season, Optimus Reim leads us to the Stanley Cup finals. You read it here first, folks.