The Toronto Maple Leafs played the Chicago Blackhawks last night and though they probably won, this post was written ahead of that game.
Overall, it wasn’t the best week for the Toronto Maple Leafs, but it was quite eventful because there were five games in eight days, which honestly can’t be that healthy, and then a trade, a suspension, several injuries and a debate about the team’s second best player.
I wouldn’t exactly say the Leafs had a slump this week, but with only three points out of a possible eight, they definitely had the worst results we’ve seen in quite some time.
Overall, it was a comedown from the recent weeks of consistent winning and dominant performances, but that was inevitable. If you can’t win every single game, the best you can ask for is that the team plays well when they do lose, and that they don’t quit on the games in which they are losing.
The Leafs checked both of those auspicious boxes in various ways this weeks and my overall assessment of the team remains extremely positive.
Let’s break it down.