Toronto Maple Leafs: 8 Players That Contributed to Their Losing Ways

March 6th, 2012 by Jonathan Reid Leave a reply »

In the minds of most NHL fans, seeing those numbers brings the Columbus Blue Jackets to mind.

I mean, they are by far the worst team in the NHL, and posting a 1-9-1 record over an 11-game stretch doesn't seem out of the realm of possibility.

In Toronto, however, this set of numbers has been torturing hockey fans for the past few weeks.

Through the Maple Leafs' first 53 games, fans were upbeat. Their team boasted a 28-19-6 record and was sitting fairly comfortably in seventh position in the Eastern Conference standings.

Then it all fell apart. An uninspiring road trip through western Canada, followed by an abysmal homestand, crushed the Leafs' confidence.

Fans were calling for Ron Wilson's head, and eventually got their wish, as Wilson was relieved of his duties last week.

But what exactly went wrong?

Who's to blame in Leaf Land?


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