The Bruins are thinking cup, not Leafs. They'll play whoever they get. You gotta go through 4 rounds so forget about selecting your opponent.
Name ONE team not named Pittsburgh that tanking has ever worked for. It sure ain't the Leafs. It sure ain't Buffalo. And it sure ain't the Oilers.
Boston just in a md season mini slump at the exact wrong time as tampa has found their game and is roaring up behind them in the standings. Clearly Boston wants to win the division to have home ice through at least two rounds, and I think they will give it their all to do so.
The usually reliable tandem of Rask and Halak has turned in a few stinkers of late. All par for the course in a long season. Plus some key defensive injuries have not helped. They will come around. A real positive is the secondary scoring has been somewhat respectable...a good sign for them.