It's hard to say that any one game is more important than another for the Toronto Maple Leafs this season. The Leafs are currently in a battle for the eighth and final playoff spot, with a chance at moving up in the standings with every passing game.
Every game matters a little bit more than the last and for a team that needs to continue to play well in order to make the postseason, it almost puts them in a situation where every time they step on the ice, it’s a must-win game.
The fans know it, the players know it, and you better believe Ron Wilson knows it.
But there are some games that stand out from the others as crucial to the team's success. There are certain matchups that may be key, a certain time when a game is played that gives it extra incentive, or simply a game that from this vantage point, looks vital to how the Leafs season turns out.
When the clock hits 12:00 on January 1, 2010, the Leafs will begin the unofficial second half to their season. In a season that once looked terribly bleak, they've fought their way back into contention, which could result in a playoff berth for the first time since 2004.
Here are the top 10 most important games remaining for the Leafs in 2010.