Toronto Maple Leafs Season May Not Be Salvageable

November 30th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the team 22 games into the 2010-11 season, many fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs are starting to lose faith in their team, and with good reason.

The Buds currently sit with a 8-11-3 record, good enough for 19 points, which puts them 27th overall in the NHL standings.

Offensively the team has been a disaster, averaging a paltry 2.18 goals per game, good enough for 27th overall.

At the other end the defense has been better, giving up a total of 2.68 goals per game, down from the 3.21 goals against per game they gave up last season, but that has not been enough to translate into more wins.

Big name free agents and key acquisitions via the trade route were supposed to have this team in hot pursuit of a playoff spot, but to date the team is yet to meet expectations, playing at a .432 rate, down from last seasons .451 hockey.

For a team that was supposed to be much improved, outside of the defense, the exact opposite seems to be happening, which is good reason for the loyal members of Leaf’s Nation to panic.

With the exception of early season injuries to captain Dion Phaneuf and hard-nosed forward Colby Arm ...

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