Leafs Epic Collapse
Had the Bruins brought their 'A' game from the start - Leafs would've been lucky to win a single game in this series. And that still would've been a success for this season.
We got our hopes up because Boston was Jekyll and hide. When the Bruins decided to play, they steam rolled us. Plain and simple - the Leafs weren't good enough. And that's al-right. We knew that going in.
Had we won last nite - I'm afraid we'd be setting ourselves up for another repeat of 1993. The Leafs played better than expected and got on a roll. We suffered for over a decade with mediocrity and the insanity of believing that team was that good. They weren't. They still need a few key pieces to make them great. But that '93 run made people think otherwise.
I'm glad the Bruins put us in our place. You can't teach what they learned last night.
Now we know officially where we stand and what needs to be changed in the off season.
Mark my words - when the Leafs become great - they'll have this 'epic collapse' as the reason they became great - because you know they will never let it happen again.
The Bruins lost a 3-0 lead against Philly in 2010. They won the cup the following year.