Playoff Bound: How the Toronto Maple Leafs Can Make the Playoffs in 2011

May 4th, 2010 by Albi Baraku Leave a reply »
Many critics—also known as haters—around the league like to criticize the Toronto Maple Leafs on their below mediocre goaltending, their overpaid players (typically defensemen), and their moronic management.

Fundamentally, people detest the Toronto Maple Leafs' lack of success since either the NHL lockout—or the more fashionable year, 1967, the last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won a Stanley cup.

But the truth is, even if Toronto were to make the postseason—or for that matter, win a Stanley Cup—people would still find a way to make others believe that the Leafs suck.

The actual truth is that Brian Burke has done a wonderful job with this club in his time here.

No, you do not need to point out that the Toronto Maple Leafs finished 29th in the NHL.

We all know that.

From the day Burke became general manager, he stated that this rebuild was not going to happen overnight. Of course, he was speaking in a figure of speech and meant that this rebuild wasn't going to be a one-year act.

Burke also said this wasn't going to be a five year deal. Meaning that he is committed to t ...

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