Toronto Maple Leafs: Reeling Off Two ‘Character’ Wins More Band-Aid Than Cure

December 7th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
Everyone knows that there is not simply one issue with the Toronto Maple Leafs, but there isn't just one issue with any team really.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have reeled off two consecutive "character" wins over two teams ahead of them in the Eastern Conference and find themselves just seven points out of eighth place and only two points away from being in ninth place, which would be considered a success if the season ended tomorrow.

That being said, one glaring problem that the Leafs have, if remedied, could go a long way to solving almost every other one.

That biggest problem the Leafs have is turnovers. Every successful NHL hockey team knows how to control the puck and limit turnovers. Winning has a way of putting a Band-Aid on things, but the only way to cure an epidemic is to eradicate the cause.

Whether it is the offensive zone or defensive giveaways quite often, they turn into scoring chances for the opposition and, while turnovers are certainly part of the ebb and flow of the game, it stands to reason that, if the Toronto Maple Leafs can go from last in the league to around the middle of the league, it could well make the differenc ...

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