Toronto Maple Leafs: Too Many Questions Facing Team

December 28th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Heading into the 2010-11 season, I posted an article that featured five key questions facing the Toronto Maple Leafs.

First, which goaltender would emerge as the number one goalie? Second, could Tyler Bozak rise to the occasion and emerge as a true number one centre? Third, would Dion Phaneuf be "Dion?" Fourth, could Nazem Kadri deliver at the NHL level and finally, could the Maple Leafs improve their special teams?

Admittedly, there were a heck of a lot more than five questions facing the Maple Leafs this season, but if even half of these questions could be addressed positively, one had to believe the Maple Leafs would have an outside chance of making the playoffs this season.

Unfortunately, just days before the calendar flips into 2011, the Maple Leafs are yet to answer any of these questions—a least in a positive manner.

Fact is, the Maple Leafs are still searching for a true number one goalie, still waiting for Tyler Bozak to be their number one centre (which just ain’t gonna happen), Dion Phaneuf has been mediocre at best, Nazem Kadri has been spending much of his time in the press box lately and the Maple Leafs' spec ...

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