Toronto Maple Leafs: Return of the “Heart Attack Kids”

March 27th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
During March, the Maple Leafs have played in an incredible seven overtime games.

Lightning-quick forwards and a young defensive corps have been providing some exiting, if not excruciatingly pulse-pounding hockey as of late. And because of their relative youth, there is no reason to expect them to let up any time soon.

The term 'heart attack kids' was used a few years ago to describe a Toronto Maple Leafs team that played five games during the same month requiring extra time.

Of course, that year the Leafs finished one point out of the playoffs thanks to a shootout win by the Islanders over the New Jersey Devils.

Since March 6, the Leafs have gone 8-3. Three of the eight wins have been in shootouts, while three others have come in overtime play. The last one, of course, being against Atlanta Thursday night.

With a new leadership core, a new veteran presence in Jean-Sebastien Giguere, and an ever growing list of prospects, the Leafs seem poised for a good run over the next several years.

While I'll admit that the current roster just isn't going to cut it right now, there is no reason to believe that it won't be abl ...

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