Toronto Maple Leaf Player Grades: Mid-Season Report Cards

December 31st, 2009 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »
The first half of the Toronto Maple Leafs season has come and gone with no shortage of topics to discuss. Through 41 games the team has taken their fans (and Ron Wilson) on an emotional roller coaster ride of which the good people of Toronto have come to be accustomed to over the years.

But this year might have taken it to a whole new level.

A downright terrible start, followed by a comeback of sorts has led to the Leafs hovering a mere three points out of the eighth and final playoff spot at their mid-way point in the 2009-2010 campaign.

In a city that never sleeps (when it comes to hockey, anyways) how each player is performing is constantly under the microscope, this year especially with the Olympics closing in quickly.

As 2010 rolls around and the number of games remaining dwindles, winning becomes increasingly important for a team that is one significant losing-streak away from their season being thrown out with the trash.

And the play of each member of the team from this point on is something that will be talked about and scrutinize even more than it previously has.

But as we do every season, the time ha ...

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