Written By: Mark "The Hard Hitter" Ritter So, through two games the Toronto Maple Leafs are ranked 26th overall in goals against per game. Where did the Leafs finish in that category in 2008-09? 27th...
With that in mind, why all the hoop-la about the Leafs defense, or lack-thereof? Sure the Leafs did add defenseman Mike Komisarek to the mix, who coincidentally has spent about as much time in the penalty box (17 minutes) as he has on the ice (45:34).
The Leafs also added defenseman Garnett Exelby, who has played all of 12 shifts thus far and they also added veteran defenseman Francois Beauchemin, who has looked slow and owns a team leading -4 rating after two games.
The point is, in order for the Leafs defense to improve, it will have to come from the new additions an ...
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Article written by Mark Ritter