Last nights game between Toronto and Washington was a prime time exhibition for the hypnotised Toronto public. An exhibition to really see how much their team has improved. The preseason honeymoon was over and the real test had begun. Washington, lead by Alex Ovechkin, is a cup contender and was to give a bigger test than Montreal two days before. The game against Montreal showed some old habits die hard. The inability of the team to hold onto a lead, terrible penalties in crucial situations, and more worrisome, not playing with enough commitment on the penalty kill. Afterwards, Toronto's coaching staff promised to tighten things up.á The defence corp that last year was so anemic, was now "one of the best in the league". The game against Montreal of an aberration. This season, Toronto wo ...
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Article written by Ben Dover