Toronto Maple Leafs Team Report: Analyzing the Defense and Goalies

January 1st, 2011 by Raihan Hussain Leave a reply »
Since taking over the helm in Toronto, Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke spent a whole lot of cash building the defensive crop.

The group on paper looks like a very fierce and truculent group but the play on the ice appears to be  contradictory to this. Too many times the defenseman look to be out of position and turning the puck over. For a defense that consists mainly of “stay at home defensemen,” these mistakes are unacceptable.

Fortunately, the stats show an improvement from last year: 36 games in last year, the Leafs gave up 87 goals, this year they have given up 70 goals. With that, here is part two of the Maple Leafs analysis.


Each player is rated from 1-10, 1 represents a player who has played absolutely horrible while 10 represents a player who has played excellent or up to his standards. Keep in mind the ratings are in accordance to what the management and coaching expect from the player, not necessarily his stats.  The players cap hits are shown in brackets after their name.


Keith Aulie (AHL):  GP  12  G  0  A  0 ...

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