2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Predictions and Odds

October 5th, 2010 by Doc Moseman Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs are set to begin its sixth season since its last playoff appearance and 44th season since its last Stanley Cup, yet the Maple Leafs remain the most valuable team in the NHL, with an estimated value of $470 million.

A ticket to see the perennial losers play remains one of the hottest ticket in any sport. They draw an immense amount of interest north of the border and, once again, there is reason to believe that Toronto could make a postseason push for the first time since 2004.

There is also reason to believe that the Leafs could fall flat on their face and finish last in nearly every statistical category once again.

This season has the possibility to be determined by a single individual, defensemen and captain Dion Phaneuf. What Phaneuf means to this team will not be measured in goals and assists, but so much more. Phaneuf was brought to the team in January, and unlike most of the Toronto players, he is not accustomed to sitting out of the postseason. Last season was the first year the former Flame missed the NHL playoffs.

After playing in only 26 games for Toronto last season, Phaneuf was not shy about voicing his ...

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