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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Thing are quiet in Toronto today. 12 games in the Leafs are 5-5-2 and this city is fully aware of the fact that being at the 500-mark 82 games in will mean no playoffs once again. Some early season thoughts:

The Good

Phil Kessel

– The most dangerous player on the ice for the Leafs night-in and night-out.

Clark MacArthur

– The only form of secondary scoring the Leafs have. He also leads the Leafs in points with 10.

Luke Schenn

– The Leafs’ best D-Man so far, no contest. Kaberle’s been solid offensively but Schenn has brought it at both ends of the ice. Not only that, he leads all Leafs’ D-men in +/- (4) and hits (42).

Goaltending

– Toronto’s goaltending tandem of Giguere and Gustavsson has been a major reason why Toronto has been in so many games this season. If they gave Gustavsson as much goal-support as they have Giguere, they’d be well above 500 right now. Want proof? The Leafs rank 12th in GA/G at 2.5.

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  Tags: bozak, giguere, grabovski, gustavsson, kessel, macarthur, phaneuf, schenn, versteeg

Leafs Game Day: Toronto at Philly (7:00 pm EST)

Leafs (4-1-1) at Philly (2-3-1)

The Leafs have something to prove this game. After a 4-0-0 start, the Leafs have lost the last two games: An overtime loss to the Islanders which the Leafs dominated from start to finish but could not pull out the W; and a regulation to the Rangers in which the Leafs looked more like the team from last year than the team that began the season with the franchise’s best start in almost two decades. Which team will show up?

Storylines:

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  Tags: boucher, bozak, carcillo, game+day, giguere, kessel, richards

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