The Worst Is Over: Leafs Improved Play Has Team Brimming with Confidence

November 10th, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or you think you can't—you are right."

For the majority of this young season in Leaf land, there has been an awful lot of "thinking you can't" going on, from both the team and their fans. With the losses piling up, the team's confidence at a minimum, and hope nowhere in sight, it looked as if the 2009-2010 season in Toronto would be a huge disappointment right from the start.

It was about as bad as it could be for the first three weeks, with their top two goalies injured, their new sniper still on the shelf from offseason surgery, and the latest acquisitions who were brought in to make the team better seemingly making the team worse.

Yes, the team hit rock bottom early and when it came to hoping for a playoff birth, almost anyone would have said they can't.

But things have changed in Leaf Nation over the span of two weeks, and as each game passes we are given a glimpse of what this team should have been from the start. No, they are n ...

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