When the Toronto Maple Leafs were off to their winning ways to start the season, many of their shortcomings and flaws were masked by their success. With Auston Matthews posting back-to-back hat tricks and the core four carrying the team to victory, everything appeared to be going fine for the team.
But as the Toronto Maple Leafs progressed further into the season and becoming more vulnerable by the day, apparent aspects of their game that hadn’t been working for them were becoming much more evident.
Things such as the entire bottom of the playing like garbage and providing next to no secondary scoring while losing their minutes decisively, along with the alternating shaky performances by the goaltenders, all began to rear its head in the past couple of weeks.
To overcome such obstacles and deficits, the Leafs definitely need some of their players to step up and start playing some solid hockey in the process.
However, there have been some key players on the current roster that have yet to rise to the occasion, no matter how you put it, when the team needed them most.
Here, we take a look at five Maple Leafs that have failed to provide any significant impact for the team so far in the 2023-24 season.
They will certainly need to turn things around soon before they end up hurting the team more than helping it.