Toronto Maple Leafs in the Eye of a ‘Hurricane’ As They Host Pittsburgh Penguins

March 1st, 2011 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
The Toronto Maple Leafs have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL since the All-Star break, and while they aren't in the New Jersey category in the last 10 games of nine wins and one loss, going 5-1-4 is pretty good too.

All of the negativity surrounding the Leafs seems to have evaporated. No one thinks Phil Kessel is a bum, the calls for Ron Wilson's head are little more than a distant memory and Brian Burke is once again firmly ensconced in the upper echelon of NHL general managers and appears to have known what he was doing all along.

It's true—winning cures everything.

The injury-riddled Pittsburgh Penguins roll into the ACC to face the surging Leafs tomorrow night and should be easy fodder for the boys in blue, but if we've learned anything from the 6-5 shootout loss over the weekend at the hands of these very same Penguins, this team is not without ability just because Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin aren't playing.

The Carolina Hurricanes—who remain four points up on the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Atlanta Thrashers for the eighth and final playoff seed in the Eastern Conference, remember—will certainly be ...

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