Make or Break Month: Tough December Schedule Could Decide Maple Leafs’ Season

December 2nd, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

The first two months of the 2009-2010 season for the Toronto Maple Leafs have certainly been interesting; and each has been completely different. September was a disaster. November wasn't so bad.

And if the Leafs plan on going anywhere this year, there has got to be a noticeable improvement in December.

The Leafs had a dismal record of 1-7-4 in September, and looked as if they had played their way out of a playoff spot just 12 games into the season. Things took a turn for the better in November though, and they went a respectable 5-5-4 through 14 games.

December started off on a positive note in Montreal on Tuesday when they simply shut down the Canadiens offensive players, but it must continue. The team has not shown much in the way of consistency yet, making a habit of following up a solid win with a terrible effort, but they have won three of their last four and have looked much better at every position.

Currently sitting in 14th place in the Eastern Conference, the situation, at ...

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