As the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins prepare for a rematch of last year’s playoff series, we look at factors that can see the team get retribution.
While seeing the Boston Bruins once again in the first round is not an ideal scenario for the Toronto Maple Leafs, it sets the stage for a much anticipated rematch.
It has been a season of ups and downs for the Leafs after the disappointment from Game 7 last year, now they look to get past that after making big moves in the off-season and at the trade deadline.
This team should be an improvement from last season with John Tavares and Jake Muzzin in the fold plus having a couple of players gaining more experience. Regardless, nobody predicts this to be an easy series for the Leafs.
Considering the Bruins won three of the four games against Toronto during the regular season, the players won’t be taking their opponent lightly. The question though is whether they can overcome any mental edge Boston might have because you know they will try to use their experience to their advantage.
Here are some of the factors which will be crucial for the Leafs to finally get over the hump in Round 1.