Toronto Maple Leafs’ Tough December Schedule Could Make or Break Their Season

December 1st, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »
While the first day of December usually brings about thoughts of the holiday season that will be in full effect over the next 25 days or so, it's a little different for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their thoughts are on the regular season and how if they don't step up their game over the next 25 days or so, they'll be on their summer holiday earlier than they wanted in 2010-11. 

It's a sad but true fact; if the Leafs do not improve their play and their record by beginning of the New Year, it may be too late for the team so salvage what's left of the regular season. In many people's minds, the season has barely started, and yet this month could prove to be the end for a team so desperately needing a playoff berth. 

But it also could also be a huge step forward for the club. 

Which is why December is a huge month for the Leafs, no matter how you look at it. 

As they walked off the ice on Tuesday night, the final night of November, after suffering yet another loss (this time in overtime to the Tampa Bay Lightning), the team's record was at 8-11-4 after 23 games. Sure, it doesn't look all that bad, but the 20 points they h ...

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