After taking a one-day break, the daily poll is back and I’ve come back with a big one.
Will the Toronto Maple Leafs make the playoffs?
After holding onto a playoff spot since the start of the season, the Leafs were finally knocked out of the playoffs with their loss to the Carolina Hurricanes this past Thursday. The Leafs are now 12th in the Eastern Conference, two points out of a tie for a wild card spot, but perhaps more importantly, they are now only six points ahead of the second-worst team in East.
After a start in which Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer hid a lot of problems for the Maple Leafs, their fall in play has in turn caused the Leafs to fall in the standings. Their knack for getting out shot and bad penalty kill are the Leafs weakest points right now and those two parts of the game are killing them right now.
Nowadays, trade rumors are surrounding the team. It seems like half of Twitter wants Randy Carlyle fired. These are certainly trying times for Leafs Nation.
The question is whether the current Leafs can improve, the right moves can be made and whether the coach will be made accountable for his mistakes.
So with all that said,