Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season+ Playoff Grades

Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season Grades
Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season Grades / Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
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Grading The Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season

Before we get to the players, let's start with the team as a whole.

The Toronto Maple Leafs finished the regular season with a record of 46-26-10.

Before the first game of the season most oddsmakers had the Maple Leafs regular season point total set at 104.5. With the Leafs finishing the season with 102 points, it means they slightly underperformed as far as most models go.

Not only did the Maple Leafs underperform computer algorithm expectations, but they also underperformed in comparison to previous versions. They had their lowest point-per-game pace since the 2019-20 season, which was eventually cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following the offseason signings of Max Domi, Tyler Bertuzzi, Ryan Reaves and John Klingberg the buzz around this team was that the Maple Leafs new General Manager Brad Treliving put together a flawed roster that wasn't anywhere close to as good as the Leafs were in the previous season when they had Ryan O'Rielly.

While the Maple Leafs were one of the best offensive teams in hockey again this season, they left a lot to be desired on the defensive end, which is something Keefe and Dubas had mostly eliminated in previous years. This, combined with borderline awful goaltending for most of the season and the front office's failure to fill any of these holes at the trade deadline, is why I am giving the Maple Leafs the following grade:

Toronto Maple Leafs Regular Season Grade: C+

Look, the 2023-24 Maple Leafs are a tough team to grade, looking back on it expectations that were placed on this roster were probably too high to begin with, but outside of some shining stars, everything about this team felt very average.

I will continue to try and justify this grade as we get into each different player that wore the Blue and White this season...