Toronto Maple Leafs Will Make the Playoffs in 2013
They will, they wonít. They will, they wonít.
Itís a topic that has created divide among fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs and members of the media, and one that my own personal opinion on has changed multiple times. Will the Maple Leafs make the playoffs?
Many people say no solely based on the fact that they are coming off one of the NHLís worst collapses in recent memory. Sure, the Leafs have an inexperienced goaltender, lack a number one centre and arenít the deepest team on the back-end, but that doesnít mean another failed season is on the horizon.
Itís what is beyond that people need to look at. The valuable experience that also results in improved leadership, a full season under a more suitable system and what the team has shown us they can do.
As much as I would like to see the Leafs make the playoffs I think the Leafs will be left out in the cold again this year. Carolina, Buffalo, Ottawa, Florida, NYR, will all be better this year. Even the Islanders could finish ahead of the Leafs so I hope they don't trade away this years 1st round pick. Nathan Mackinnon or Seth Jones would look real good in a Leaf Uniform.