The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the verge of something special.
The Toronto Maple Leafs may have had a couple of really disappointing playoffs under Sheldon Keefe, but this team has been one of the best in the NHL regular season now for almost three seasons.
Those playoff losses might have been awful, but they were well earned experience, and if the hockey clichés are even 1% true, then the Leafs gained a lot of character and leadership potential through that adversity.
Now, they stand at a crossroads. Basically, without re-hashing every single thing, if you’re reading this you know that the Leafs GM and Coach likely won’t survive another first-round exit, no matter how well the “process” is otherwise going.
Therefore, I do not believe that the current reporting about the team’s deadline plans is accurate.
From what I can gather, the Leafs are supposedly going to be hesitant to go after rentals, and are looking at mostly adding to the margins. Of course they will say this, but I don’t think it makes any sense.
Here are the the reasons the Toronto Maple Leafs have to make some big moves, and my predictions of the moves they will make.