10 Cracks in the Maple Leafs Armor That Must Be Sealed by Next Season

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10 Cracks in the Maple Leafs Armor That Must Be Sealed by Next Season
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What began as a great start for the Toronto Maple Leafs has evolved into a hot mess, with the entire fanbase of Leafs Nation beginning to question anything and everything that has to do with the Toronto Maple Leafs.

From the players to the coach and lastly, GM Brian Burke, nobody has escaped the scrutiny of the fans and media alike.

At the All-Star break, the Leafs were 25-19-5 after an overtime loss to the lowly New York Islanders. However, once they returned from the break, the Leafs caved into the pressure of trying to make the playoffs for the first time since the lockout.

Whether it was better competition or a lack of commitment and focus from the Leaf players, something went wrong this season, and many critics are quick to point the fingers.

To put it quite simply, I think the Leafs' easy first-half schedule helped them to the record they had. Did they deserve to be in the playoffs despite having one of the worst goals against in the NHL? Absolutely not.

Here are 10 parts of the Leafs attack they must improve to make the playoffs next season.

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