Ranking the 5 Most Crucial Players to Toronto Maple Leafs' Playoff Hopes

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Ranking the 5 Most Crucial Players to Toronto Maple Leafs' Playoff Hopes
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With the Toronto Maple Leafs playoff-bound for the first time in nearly a decade, excitement is picking up in hockey's unofficial capital.

Though the Leafs' opponent hasn't been sorted out as of yet, Toronto will be looking to close out its season on a winning note to gather some momentum for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

Once the playoffs arrive in about a week's time, the Leafs will, in all likelihood, be taking on either the Montreal Canadiens or Boston Bruins in their first best-of-seven series.

And while it will take then entire team to emerge victorious, there are some players who will be relied upon more to help push Toronto through to the next round.

Here are Toronto's five most important players heading into the 2013 postseason.

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