NHL Monday Morning Musings with Me, The Big E: Toronto Maple Leafs Need Help

November 1st, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs woke up this morning to find themselves tied for 17th place in the NHL overall, tied for eighth in the Eastern conference and third in the Northeast division.

Is it too early to panic? Yes and no.

The Toronto Maple Leafs' season is only 10-games-old, and they are playing a solid style of hockey for the most part. However, the need to address the lack of depth up front is a little more obvious than it was before the season started.

The Leafs offense has been impotent over the last two games and hasn't scored in almost 123 minutes. That being said, while this is certainly no excuse, they have run into both Tim Thomas and Hendrik Lundqvist over that time span.

While the Maple Leafs have enjoyed solid goaltending from both J.S. Giguere and the Monster, Jonas Gustavsson, Thomas and Lundqvist are two of the best in the entire league.

A lot is being made of the Leafs' inability to score as of late and rightly so. Three of the team's six leading scorers are defensemen, but with a combined total of 19 points from the defensive corps, with only one of those points being goals, something has to give.

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