The season started out as a disaster for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Long losing streaks, terrible play both offensively and defensively, and fans crying out for the team to call up players from the Marlies to add some life to a pathetic looking roster. And as the losing continued and the veterans on the team continued to struggle, fans wondered if the season was lost right from the beginning. But then something strange happened. After a dismal five-game losing streak, and the playoffs looking more out of reach by the day, something clicked within the team and the veterans started to step up their game. The Leafs have won six of their last nine games, including three of their last four, as they find themselves sitting a mere five points out of a playoff spot—a blessing, considering ...
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Article written by Jon Neely