Leaf Fans Have High Hopes: Beware, October Schedule Is Tough

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Mark Ritter in NHL
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Written By: Mark ôThe Hard Hitterö Ritter

With the opening night just hours away, for Leaf fans, expectations for the upcoming season are the highest they have been in recent memory.

The new additions Phil Kessel, Mike Komisarek, Francois Beauchemin, Jonas Gustavsson, Colton Orr, Garnet Exelby, Viktor Stalberg and possibly a few others, should be able to turn around the misfortunes of seasons past and, with a little luck, secure a playoff spot for the first time since the 2003-04 season.

Like many Leaf fans, I expect a much improved effort from the Leafs and a lot more toughness. That said, nothing Leafs general manager Brian Burke did in the off-season guarantees a reduction in goals against. Goaltender Vesa Tosakala has looked anything but sensational and it is hi ...

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