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Leafs Building The Right Way

from Darren Eliot at Sports Illustrated,
After narrowly missing the playoffs last season however, the Leafs finally began rebuilding in earnest this season. Several young players are getting significant minutes under new coach Paul Maurice -- many of whom he is familiar with from coaching the Leafs AHL affiliate in Toronto last season. His candid take on the Leafs' situation is that they will have to scratch and claw to make the playoffs this season, and that his statement isn't a reflection on his team, but on the highly competitive state of the NHL. All of what Maurice says is true. It's also refreshing to hear a coach in a major market tell it like it is, without the spin and sense of entitlement that often surrounds longstanding NHL members.

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