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How Does Burke Get Tavares?

April 10th, 2009 | by torontosportsmedia

Finally, Damien is starting to think the right way… :)

“They’ve still got a shot at John Tavares. After all the winning when they weren’t supposed to be winning, Tavares is still on the radar. That’s because while the Leafs sit 24th in the NHL standings today, by Sunday morning they could be in 26th spot. If that happens, their chances of winning the draft lottery next Tuesday increase to 8.1 per cent from 4.7 per cent. So what needs to happen for the Leafs to end up in 26th? First, they need Los Angeles to beat San Jose on Saturday afternoon. Then, they need to lose to Ottawa at home a few hours later. Finally, they would need Wayne Gretzky’s Phoenix Coyotes to finish off the season with a victory over the Anaheim Ducks. That’s the trickiest part of the combination, as the Ducks will be playing for their playoff lives. But if all three things happen, the Leafs, Kings and Coyotes would all finish with 79 points. And both L.A. and Phoenix would finish ahead of the Leafs because they would have more wins.Admittedly, this is all a longshot for Brian Burke’s Leafs, who would undoubtedly love to finish off the season with a victory in front of the home fans. But the possibility of still winning the big draft prize should titilate many a member of Leaf nation.”

It’s no guarantee, but it’s a shot right? So what do we do? We get down on hands and knees and pray. Let’s hope, that for the first time in a long time things align for the buds the way we need them to.

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2 Comments

  1. lt67 says:

    This wont help matters:

    Daniel Alfredsson will miss tonight’s game with a back injury that has been nagging him for a while. – TSN

  2. Nathan says:

    LA did their job. Sens and Coyotes have to win now.

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