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Maple Leafs2.312.7116.78%
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The fire sale has officially begun. Dion Phaneuf was the first domino to fall, but certainly won't be the last. Teams looking to plug some holes in their lineup will have Lou Lamoriello's number handy.
Is this going from bad to worse? It sure looks that way, but maybe that's a good thing. Toronto decided not to go with a complete teardown before the rebuild, but a fire sale before the deadline could continue building their future assets.
It sounds like it's almost fire sale time for the Leafs. They've lost seven of eight and need to continue focusing on their rebuilding efforts. They have a lot of veterans other teams could value.
Five straight losses including one to last-place Columbus have the Maple Leafs reeling. Injuries to key players, namely James van Riemsdyk, have really knocked this team off a course that was trending in the right direction.
The Leafs have had a lot of ups and downs this season, but a 7-0 loss to San Jose was one of the valley points. Now top winger James van Riemsdyk is out six to eight weeks with a foot fracture.
The Leafs are enjoying one of their best stretches of the season with five wins in their last seven games. They've also scored three or more goals in 10 of their last 11.
The Maple Leafs are absolutely trending in the right direction and the oft-criticized Tyler Bozak has been playing a bigger offensive role of late. He now is tied for second on the team with 24 points and was the NHL's third star of the week.
After starting the season with 11 consecutive losses, Jonathan Bernier has two big wins in a row for the Leafs. Meanwhile, Leo Komarov's out-of-nowhere season continues. He leads the Leafs with 15 goals and 24 points.
An injury to James Reimer has forced the Leafs to dig deep into their goaltending prospect pool, but it hasn't completely killed them. Still, Toronto has losses in five of their last seven as they still can't seem to take that next step.
It seems the Leafs are doing fine when Jonathan Bernier is not between the pipes. Even rookie Garret Sparks managed to get a shutout win in his NHL debut. Bernier hasn't won a game since April.
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Twelve goals against over three consecutive losses? Thatís probably not how Mike Babcock envisioned his debut with the Leafs. They did actually play decent enough in two of the three games, but the Leafs are most definitely a work in progress.
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