What were the Wings chances of winning the cup after losing the first two games against Vancouver and being down in the first period in game 3 on the road? Its why they play the games because anything can happen.
That is also 2 teams playing a best of 7 against each other. A hell of a lot different than 2 teams playing their own schedules fighting for every point they can. Especially when one team only has 6 games left compared to the other teams 8.
Like I said. Nobody is saying the Leafs CAN'T make the playoffs. But the fact that they have to gain 3 points on the Wings in 6 games when the Wings have 8 to play, it just isn't likely. We get it. s*** happens. Doesn't mean we can't laugh at their chances. The Caps are the team to worry about. Even if Detroit gets just 1 point tomorrow, that would be 2 regulation wins more they'd have to get than Detroit in 2 less games.
Also kee in mind they need 2 of the teams ahead of them to s*** the bed to make it. Not just one.
Comparing their situation to the Wings in the 2002 playoffs would only work if the rest of the Leafs and Wings games were against each other.
Edited by marcaractac, 29 March 2014 - 09:46 PM.