The 10 Most Important Games Remaining for the Maple Leafs

December 23rd, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »
It's hard to say that any one game is more important than another this season for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Currently in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot with a chance at moving up in the standings with every passing game. Every game matters that little bit more than the last and for a team that needs to continue to play well in order to make the postseason; it almost puts them in a situation where every time they step on the ice, it’s a must-win game. The fans know it, the players know it, and you better believe Ron Wilson knows it. But there are some games that stand out from the others as crucial to the team's success. There are certain matchups that may be key, a certain time when a game is played that gives it extra incentive, or simply a game that from this vantage point looks like it good be vital to how the Leafs season turns out. When the clock hits 12:00 on January 1, 2010, the Leafs will begin the unofficial second half to their season, a season that once looked terribly bleak but now that they've fought their way back into contention, could result in a playoff berth for the first time since 2004. Here are the top 10 most important games remainin ...

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