The Toronto Maple Leafs are having the best season in the history of their franchise.
With 102 points, a 48-20-6 record, and a points percentage of .689 the Toronto Maple Leafs currently sit fourth in the NHL and are on track to win home ice advantage in the first round of the NHL playoffs.
Their opponent appears likely to be Tampa or Boston, neither of which is a very desirable matchup, nor a fair reward for being one of the league’s best teams, but what can you do?
The Leafs are poised to break their single season records of 105 points and 49 wins, but how do they compare to their competition?
The standings are a useful guide, but even an 82 game season involves things like luck, injuries, and schedule strength, which means that some analysis is necessary and that ranking the teams by total points doesn’t necessarily give you the right order.
With that in mind, we present the sequel to our pre-season article where we forecasted the NHL’s top five teams.
The goal here is to rank the top five teams based on a combination of the standings, their play styles, rosters, luck, and opinion.