As we progress towards the start of the season, and you see more and more articles saying things like this -
"Burke, however, failed to add a top six forward to the mix prompting worries that the Leafs will not be able to score goals this coming season."
- just keep this in mind:
The Leafs placings in league standings among all 30 teams for G/F since the lockout: 10, 11, 8, 9.
The Leafs placings in league standings among all 30 teams for G/A since the lockout: 30, 27, 25, 21.
Every single year scoring (or rather, our ratio of "top six forwards") is brought up as a weakness for the team, every single year those suggestions have been blatantly inaccurate. The fact that the Leafs have tried to cut down on their goals against in lieu of adding scoring is not a negative. It shows our management can actually read, unlike most pundits, and is trying to address the problems that actually plague the team.
A brief history of the NHL pretending it's going to do something about scoring - The 1992-93 NHL season is often seen as among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rook...
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