The Toronto Maple Leafs have somehow retained the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference, even though they have lost five out of their last six games. Pressure will now be on Brian Burke to improve his team as the current bunch of players has failed to respond.
If the Leafs want to make the playoffs, they need to start winning and without any improvement, winning will become that much harder.
This is a young team that still needs to grow and mature so acquiring a veteran with playoff experience isn't out of the question. The Leafs goaltending has been suspect as of late, so it might be prudent to acquire another goaltender, no matter what Burke says.
Now what am I forgetting? Oh yes, the need that never goes away. The need for a big top-six forward, preferably a center, but Burke won't be picky. With some players that fit that description available, will the Leafs finally make the move?
These are some of the big questions the Leafs are facing in the days heading up to the trade deadline. I will attempt to answer them and update information as it comes in in the coming days. Keep coming back to see what's going on with the Leafs.