Toronto Maple Leafs on the Rise: Has the Phil Kessel Era Arrived?

December 15th, 2009 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »

By Louis “King of Roncesvalles” Pisano

The Toronto Maple Leafs have now risen from the smouldering ashes that it seemed their franchise had become and are now beginning to soar as the fiery Phoenix of myth and legend.

After a horrid start in their first 12 games and before getting their offseason acquisition in to the line up, young sniper Phil Kessel, the Leafs had an abysmal record of one win seven losses and four overtime or shootout losses.

The Leafs have now seemingly rounded into form, or at least have begun to put up respectable numbers. Since his (Kessel) insertion into the line up, the Leafs have a record of ten regulation wins, seven losses, three overtime/shootout losses, and a shootout win against surprisingly the Washington Capitals.

These numbers aren’t phenomenal by any means, but they are certainly an improvement and are closer to what Leafs Nation ex ...

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