Take Town: Seeds of doubt

I know what you're thinking: It's over for the Leafs.

You're probably right. They kept saying on ESPN last night, "Y'know, four teams have come back from down 3-0," and yup, two of them were in the cap era. There is a certain amount of parity there that makes it a lot more plausible than it is in other leagues or sports, and certainly more than their used to be. But the thing I keep thinking about is that they've erased every bit of goodwill anyone, including their own fans, might have built for them in the way they took care of business against Tampa.

I got a lot of flak last week for saying that winning in the first round is barely anything. It feels big for franchises that seem to perennially lose in the playoffs, and that group would certainly include the Leafs, right? But in the grand s

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