The Toronto Maple Leafs will enter the 2014-15 season without huge expectations. While fans would love to see the club challenge for a playoff spot, visions of Stanley Cup parades will not be dancing in most, if any, reasonable heads.
However, there is room for guarded optimism.
The team has made some good offseason additions in terms of support players on the blue line as well as up front. If veteran players can lead from the front, the club could surprise many in challenging for a playoff spot.
Let's take a look at five key stats that will impact Toronto's season.