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Through 26 regular-season games, Toronto's offensive output has been impressive, yet not out of this world.
The surprise isn't really that this team is scoring, it's more about who is responsible for a substantial chunk of the Leafs' offensive production.
Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk (both considered by many to be behind schedule in their development) have been sensational, with Kadri leading the team in points with 25 and Van Riemsdyk leading the team in goals with 14.
Phil Kessel has also put together a solid 26-game stretch, tallying 23 points despite his catalyst from a season ago—Joffrey Lupul—being sidelined for just about the entire season.
Depth guys like Clarke MacArthur and Matt Frattin have also found success this season when paired with the dynamic Kadri, with MacArthur notching 15 points through his first 23 games (he's been accumulating points at a much higher rate since moving to Kadri's line) and Frattin having picked up 11 points in his first 11 contests this season.
The reason that this grade is not in the "A" range is because of the lack of production from center Mikhail Grabovski and winger Nikolai Kulemin, both of whom have had a subpar start to 2013.
At fourth overall in the Eastern Conference when it comes to goals scored, though, Leafs fans should be pleased with how this team has started the season at the offensive end.