Toronto Maple Leafs: Loss To Edmonton Oilers Is Alarming

December 3rd, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
They say winning is a process, a process that has no time limit and rarely comes easy—such is the case for our beloved Toronto Maple Leafs.

Thursday night the Maple Leafs took on the rebuilding Edmonton Oilers in a game that was supposed to see the Buds emerge victorious. Sadly, it didn’t turn out that way as the Maple Leafs took it on the chin by a final score of 5-0. On home ice no less!

The Oilers, who entered the game tied with the Maple Leafs with 20 points on the season, overtook the Leafs with tonight’s win, and now sit two points ahead of the Blue and White—a feat thought all but impossible at the beginning of the season.

Remember all the high-praise for Brian Burke over the summer? Remember all the excitement surrounding the new acquisitions? Man, how I long for September!

Averaging a total of 3.71 goals against per game, the Oilers are the proud owners of the NHL’s worst defense. At 67.4 percent on the season. Edmonton also own the worst penalty kill in the league and yet the Maple Leafs (who had six power play opportunities on the night) were unable to score on this defensively challenged squad ...

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