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Toronto Maple Leafs Daily Poll: What Has Been The Biggest Reason For Their Turnaround?


Well, we haven’t seen this in a while.

For the first time since the 2005-06 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs have won six games in a row. The fact that this streak comes after a four-game losing streak is even more astonishing. So much that Joe Bowen had to make a reach for this stat: The last time the Leafs won six games in a row after at least a three-game losing streak was 1967.

So obviously, just like Patrick Roy said, the Leafs are winning the Stanley Cup this year.

Joking aside, this turnaround has dramatically helped the Leafs playoff hopes this season. From falling out of the wildcard spots to now being tied with the Montreal Canadiens for the third spot in the Atlantic Division. If they can keep this streak going, it’s not out of the question that they could climb back to the top of the Atlantic.

There will be some setbacks but for now the Leafs are riding a hot streak. What is the biggest reason for this dramatic turnaround?

Is it a simple coaching decision? Jay McClement has been playing less and other players like Nazem Kadri are taking advantage of the extra ice time.

Is it the big three of Phil Kessel, James van Riemsdyk and Tyler Bozak? They have been on fire lately and all of them have point streaks going on.

Of course, we have to ask if it’s the simple fact that the goaltending has been better. Jonathan Bernier and James Reimer have been playing really well, making it look like we’re back in October.

Finally, is it the fact that they’re getting more offense from the defense in this streak. The Leafs have been getting goals from Cody Franson, Jake Gardiner and even Carl Gunnarsson.

This streak can’t last forever, but it’s been fun watching it so far. Let’s hope it can continue for at least a few more games.

So…

What Has Been The Biggest Reason For Their Turnaround?

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