NHL Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Montreal Canadiens

December 11th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Even when the Toronto Maple Leafs were among the worst teams in the NHL for years at a time, the traditional rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens has always been a passionate one.

Wait a minute, that would be the case now, wouldn’t it?

I mean, the Leafs have been struggling to put up wins for the better part of a decade and this season has been no exception.

Yes Leaf fans, the Blue and White have been a disgrace on more evenings than not this season, leading to just five wins in their past 20 games while causing many Maple Leaf fans to call for the heads of general manager Brian Burke, head coach Ron Wilson and a multitude of players which includes sniper Phil Kessel, who has a paltry three goals over that same 20 game stretch.

The Maple Leafs' record of 10-14-4 has earned them 13th place in the Eastern Conference (27th overall)—a far cry from the playoff aspirations both the GM and many in the Leafs Nation were expecting this season.

To say the Maple Leafs are a mess would be an understatement.

The Buds currently sit 28th overall in goals (2.14), 24th overall in goals against (2.96), 21st ...

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