I was intending to put this post as a response to the following video, but all my thoughts ended up exceeding YouTube's 500 character limit. Here's the video in question:
First off, even IF (HUGE if here) the Leafs make the playoffs, they'll just get curbstomped by the team they're playing (probably Montreal or Pittsburgh). Even though making the playoffs would be nice, we'd pretty much just be issuing an easy second round entry for that team. So it's like we still lose if we make the playoffs or no.
Second, about Ovechkin and the MVP, I say give it to him simply because of COURSE people will like Malkin better since he's on the Pengiuns. He has an incredible support backing him up—Crosby (duh) Staal, etc. To back him up, Alex Ovechkin has...Backstrom and...uh...*crickets chirp*
I hope that even if the Leafs miss the playoffs again at least the Caps will. I know, I know, for that some people will call me a traitor, but hear me out on this. I'd much rather see the Caps instead of the Panthers simply because as a jokester/philosopher poet” ( last paragraph), I see a lot more joke opportunities for jokes when talking about the caps instead of the Panthers. All I can think about for the Panthers is something along the lines of “Panthers have the cutting edge” (I'm so going to Hell for that but at least my friends will all be there.) Come on—Caps have opportunities for Segway jokes, Russian internet brides,OVIE TIME!!! In short, much better posts will result.