Toronto Maple Leafs: Exactly Who We Thought They Were or Not?

November 1st, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »
After a blazing start and a lot of excitement in Toronto, the Maple Leafs have dropped consecutive games a couple times and are looking somewhat inept offensively.

We were all caught up in the hopeful start, but now that things have cooled down, trade talks have become a heated topic again. Tomas Kaberle and other defensemen’s names are being thrown around, as Toronto is pretty stacked on the backend.

How Toronto solves their scoring woes isn’t a new question.

Even before the preseason, Leafs Nation was wondering where the offense would come from.

They were hoping offseason acquisitions Kris Versteeg, Clarke MacArthur and Colby Armstrong and mainstays Nikolai Kulemin and Mikhail Grabovski would chip in; aside from MacArthur, none of the above is really fulfilling any hopes.

Phil Kessel has been a workhorse, as expected. But as teams realize he is the only true scoring threat, they will force his hand at every turn, leaving the aforementioned underachievers and the defense corps to bear the brunt of the offense.

Teams around the league have also seen head coach Ron Wilson’s seemingly single-min ...

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