Toronto Maple Leafs Turning Corner Toward a Playoff Run

November 22nd, 2010 by Graeme Boyce Leave a reply »
Playing collectively very well and dominating the Dallas Stars, despite Joey Nieuwendyk showcasing soon-to-be free agent Brad Richards, the Maple Leafs are really starting to gel. 

As we now are officially heading into the holiday season, beginning this weekend with Thanksgiving stateside, the Leafs have begun to click on all cylinders. 

Winning hockey is fun hockey, and on a winning note, the team will enjoy a few days to hone before facing Buffalo on Friday while still awaiting the return of Colby Armstrong and Dion Phaneuf. 

With Armstrong's return imminent, John Mitchell's days are numbered, but the situation on the blue line is a difficult choice.  But hopefully Phaneuf has been watching and learning, because his understudies don't shoot the puck over the net.

Although the team couldn't buy a goal in Montreal, Nikolai Kulemin finally displayed his goal scoring prowess against the Stars.  It's obvious this is the nose-to-the-net focus got him drafted in the first place. 

Speaking of prowess, it occurred to me after Colton Orr handily won his bout of the evening tha ...

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