Toronto Maple Leafs Offense Is Offensive

November 28th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With a quarter of the season behind them the Toronto Maple Leafs looked to be turning the corner into respectability.

Heading into the weekend the Maple Leafs were looking at two “winnable games” against the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night and the Ottawa Senators Saturday night—two teams that have had a number of struggles of their own.

As the Blue and White have often done this season, they let down the fans by losing both games, combining for an embarrassing single goal in the process, losing 3-1 to Buffalo and 3-0 to the Sens.

Through 22 games the Buds are averaging just 2.18 goals scored per game—that’s down from the 2.56 goals per game last season's squad averaged.

The lack of offense is not for a lack of trying. The Maple Leafs threw 36 shots at Ryan Miller on Friday night, followed by a 29 shot effort in Ottawa.

The issue seems to be a lack of quality scoring chances and, in my mind, far too many perimeter shots.

When NHL teams struggle to score many coaches talk about "compete levels" and willingness to "pay the price." While the number of shots on goal would suggest the Leafs are in fact paying the pric ...

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