Top 10 Worst Reasons Given for the Toronto Maple Leafs Slide

TORONTO, ON - MAY 27: Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens covers Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on May 27, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - MAY 27: Shea Weber #6 of the Montreal Canadiens covers Mitchell Marner #16 of the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game Five of the First Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on May 27, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images) /
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten off to a terrible start to the season.

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a record of two wins and five losses through seven games, which is really bad.  It’s not so bad, however, when you realize that this team’s best feature is their offense and the reason they are losing is because they can’t score goals.

If the team was struggling because they couldn’t defend, or because they had an obvious flaw that was being exploited, I would be worried.

But they aren’t and they don’t, so it’s just a luck based skid that absolutely no one should be concerned about.  It kind of sucks, because we’d have all loved a high-flying start to the season, but it really doesn’t matter. Eventually this team will go on a huge winning streak and get back in the race for the division title.

They will enter the playoffs and compete for the Stanley Cup.  That is a given.  So don’t worry too much about things you can’t control, especially when that thing is shooting-percentage and the guy shooting the puck can’t even control it.

So with that fact established, let’s check in on the top ten worst things people have attributed this poor start to.  Note that none of these are made up.