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Ryan Reaves has a message for anyone who thinks the Leafs are done


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Mike Armenti
April 30, 2024  (9:13)
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have dug themselves quite a hole, down 3-1 to the Boston Bruins in Round 1. According to Ryan Reaves, though, this series is far from over.

Reaves has been around the block a time or two in his career. Now 37 years old, Reaves is one of the oldest players in Toronto, behind on Mark Giordano. What his experience has taught him is that, in the postseason, as long as you have at least 1 game remaining, it's never too late to mount a comeback.
Reaves was brought in by new Leafs GM Brad Treliving this past summer for his character, leadership qualities and, of course, his snarl and the bite he provides to the lineup. His 3-year deal worth $1.35M per season was thought to have been too long and too rich for a player of his stature. However, if Reaves can help the Leafs will themselves past the Bruins in Round 1, erasing a 3-1 deficit to win the series, it will be tough to argue that he wasn't worth the commitment.
Reaves spoke with the media this week, emphasizing that nobody in the Leafs' locker room is ready to hit the golf course yet. There's a strong belief from Reaves and every other guy in that locker room that they can beat the Bruins in 7 games.
"Not a single guy is ready to pack his bags and go home. Summer is not around the corner for us. Everyone believes we can come back. I certainly do. We've won three in a row this season before, so it's not something we can't do."

The Leafs have had to endure this series without the likes of William Nylander for the first 3 games, while he was sidelined with a head injury, later revealed to be a migraine disorder. Add to that the fact that Auston Matthews has been violently ill since before Game 3 even took place and it's been a recipe for disaster for the Blue & White.
If Reaves' comments this week are any indication, the Leafs don't plan to go away easy. Tonight's Game 5 in Boston will be a true test of will for the Buds. Hopefully they're up to the challenge.
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Ryan Reaves has a message for anyone who thinks the Leafs are done

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