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Toronto Maple Leafs

Venue: Air Canada Centre | Coach: Randy Carlyle
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Maple Leafs3.312.8521.14%
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That 10-1-1 run the Leafs went on buys them some goodwill, but three consecutive ugly losses could dry that up really quickly. It's often unwise to get your hopes up about this club.
At some point, you just have to step back and appreciate what the Maple Leafs have done over the last month. That makes them the biggest riser this week, even if skepticism persists regarding Toronto's long-term outlook.
Since that embarrassing 9-2 loss to the Predators, the Maple Leafs have won 5 of 7 and are scoring in bunches. You never can tell with this team, but they're looking stronger.
The Maple Leafs are starting to look much better and the 6-3-1 record over their last 10 games is starting to make "Salute-Gate" and jersey tossing an increasingly distant memory.
The NHL's best soap opera followed up their two worst losses of the season with a pair of convincing wins. You really never can tell what this club is going to do next.
A humbling loss to the Sabres has turned the attention on what ails the Leafs, which no one can seem to agree on as everyone is still talking about Phil Kessel not wanting to talk to the media.
All of the sudden, the Maple Leafs are looking a little more threatening. There always seems to be that possibility of the rug getting pulled out from underneath them, though.
What a difference good goaltending (and games against Buffalo and injury-depleted Columbus) makes. The Leafs are also finding the back of the net with a little more regularity.
Things are already getting restless in Toronto already as the Leafs continue to play a style that is primed for inconsistency. Randy Carlyle takes a lot of heat for that, but he's not the only problem.
It could be another feast or famine type season for the Maple Leafs. There have been several instances where the Leafs have looked more than capable offensively, but they're still allowing too many shots.
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The six-goal outburst against the Rangers showed what the Maple Leafs can look like when they play with pace and aggressiveness. They weren't as good as the scoreline suggested, but were so much better than their first two games.
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