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Toronto's future looks brighter than the future of Bruin, wins or loses in Game 7

Toronto Maple Leafs has not won a playoff series since 2004. They have been in the Stanley Cup match for three straight seasons and during the two years before this they lost in the first round. Another first round – against Bruins again, no less – would be considered a major failure in the Maple Leaf construction process. They have to take a step forward, but just like last season when they couldn't hold a third part of Game 7, they couldn't close the series at home in Game 6. It's a lot for a young team to handle. However, games 7 may be their shining moment, or they may release the majority of a whole nation (that is, Toronto is the last remaining Canadian team in the after-season). The print on Bruins may not really match what Maple Leafs is facing. Bruins fought the whole year for home-ice benefit and earned it, as well as third place in the overall NHL position. They went two rounds deep in last season and they entered this season with Stanley Cup ambitions. But their core, led by 42-year-old Zdeno Chara, is all over 30 and has already won a Cup. Bruins do not stare down the 52-year-old drought. Maple Leafs live down. However, the bruins are under stress in a closing window to win once more while the core is intact. Although Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask don't like to fall down, take a look at David Backes…

Toronto Maple Leafs has not won a playoff series since 2004.

They have been in the Stanley Cup match for three straight seasons and during the two years before this they lost in the first round. Another first round – against Bruins again, no less – would be considered a major failure in the Maple Leaf construction process. They have to take a step forward, but just like last season when they couldn’t hold a third part of Game 7, they couldn’t close the series at home in Game 6.

It’s a lot for a young team to handle. However, games 7 may be their shining moment, or they may release the majority of a whole nation (that is, Toronto is the last remaining Canadian team in the after-season).

The print on Bruins may not really match what Maple Leafs is facing. Bruins fought the whole year for home-ice benefit and earned it, as well as third place in the overall NHL position. They went two rounds deep in last season and they entered this season with Stanley Cup ambitions.

But their core, led by 42-year-old Zdeno Chara, is all over 30 and has already won a Cup. Bruins do not stare down the 52-year-old drought. Maple Leafs live down.

However, the bruins are under stress in a closing window to win once more while the core is intact. Although Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask don’t like to fall down, take a look at David Backes and say things can’t change.

Secretary General Don Sweeney successfully hit Bruins & # 39; fortunes with the switch in coach Bruce Cassidy and the right amount of youthful supportive players around the core. After two years of the playoffs, Bruins had a first round against Ottawa 201

7, then a second round trip against the Tampa Bay in 2018. A first round would be bad enough but worsened due to Lightning’s shocking loss to Columbus.

The field has opened up and the Bruins cannot have this fantastic opportunity with this core to make another deep run. Its potential like this keeps Chara back for less and less money every year, which convinced Bergeron and Marchand and David Pastrnak to take law-friendly wages so Sweeney has enough lock space to complement his stars. Some of Boston’s younger players – Pastrnak, Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo – may be ready to wear the mantle soon. But there will never be another Chara, never become another Bergeron. What the two have come up with in terms of production and leadership is matched only by their consistency. Once in a lifetime, they are practitioners who take multiple players in combination to replace. The drop-off when the guys are gone or declined will be devastating and will happen in the next few years.

You can’t tell me without having a spoked B tattooed on your cheek that you wouldn’t take a core of Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner, John Tavares and Morgan Rielly over which square you want to count as Bruin’s core for the upcoming four to five seasons. Bergeron, Marchand, Pastrnak, McAvoy, Krejci? Marchand, Pastrnak, Jake DeBrusk, McAvoy, Carlo? Come on, you know it’s Maple Leafs.

Both teams will have scramble scares that come up, surely. It can allow veterans in the second layer of their cores to trade or just be released as unlimited free agents. It is the cost of doing business, and it puts the burden on preparation and development. For what it is worth (and I know that every publication evaluates the organization differently) The Hockey News presents “Future Watch issue” Maple Leaf’s prospect pool at No. 2, Bruins at no. 22. Without recovering a sore subject in Bruins country, the 2015 first round of the draft will continue to haunt them for at least a couple of years. And it seems that Maple Leafs will look better when it comes to replacing higher price players with younger and cheaper ones.

Of course, Toronto will feel it beats its head against the wall if it loses Game 7. They face the biggest pressure. But Maple Leafs will wake up Wednesday knowing that they are built around a handful of the best rising stars in the NHL, and should be for at least the next half decade.

If the Bruins lose Game 7, they will not only take a step back but also rip off another year from the calendar. Uncertainty awaits in the coming years. And regret for what could have been in 2019 will hold on to them because they handle the torch transfer from the elder to the younger leadership core without any guarantee that they will be able to maintain the latest success.

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