San Jose Sharks: Slumping Team Needs To Be-Leaf To Make a Playoff Run

January 11th, 2011 by John Phen Leave a reply »
The San Jose Sharks will host the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night in the first of three home games before a two game road trip starting January 17th.

While this Maple Leaf team seems on paper to lack the razzle dazzle stars of the Sharks, make no mistake that these two teams are heading in very different directions.

The Maple Leafs so far this season have had their fair share of struggles, considering the lack of a true No. 1 centre and struggling offense. Coming into the Christmas break, this team was ice cold and last in the division standings leading many fans to lose patience.

All waffles jokes aside, this is a tough team to play for, given some lean years of late with the overwhelming media and fan expectations.

With the Leafs struggling again despite an offseason of change, it's clear that roster changes are looming on the horizon.

GM Brian Burke did not mince his words in an interview earlier in January.

"Are a lot of players on this team in play?" asked Burke in regards to the trade deadline. "Of course. We're in last place in our division...why wouldn't they be?"

So it's fair to say it's a bit of a sho ...

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