20 NEW Reasons to be Excited about watching Toronto Maple Leafs-Second Edition

Louis PisanoAnalyst IOctober 10, 2010

MONTREAL- APRIL 10:  Toronto Maple Leafs fans support tehir team during the NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens on April 10, 2010 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  The Maple Leafs defeated the Canadiens 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
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In no certain order, 20 reasons you should be as excited about watching the Leafs as I am...

  1. Phil Kessel has scored in both games and is on pace to score 82 goals.
  2. They are getting scoring from multiple lines, three different lines scored against Ottawa.
  3. They are finishing their checks consistently.
  4. J.S. Giguere is looking solid and has a 1.50 goals against average!
  5. Colton Orr and Mike Brown are offering themselves as dance partners nightly, AND NO not on dancing with the stars, though their partners may be seeing stars after the dance!
  6. Tomas Kaberle is shooting the puck like he’s playing for the Czech national team. In other words A LOT, finally!
  7. They are getting the bounces that seemed to go against them every game for the last six years.
  8. Mikhail Grabovski is actually doing a good job as the second line centre.
  9. Tim Brent "The Cambridge Comet" has scored in both games and is on pace for 82 goals as well!
  10. They are knocking people down in front of the net!
  11. They are better in every way shape and form than they were last year!
  12. This team is tough as nails…Even Kris Versteeg is dropping the gloves!
  13. They are much more of an offensive team than expected, it’s still early but they are averaging four goals a game!
  14. They are playing hard for the whole 60 minutes!
  15. Their special teams play is looking good, scoring on the power play and keeping it out on the penalty kill, where they were in the bottom of the league last year!
  16. We have all suffered through some bad years and they are giving us some real reasons to cheer!
  17. The defense is beginning to play up to its billing as one of the best in the league, previously only on paper, now on the ice as well.
  18. They have momentum and when you begin to win as a team you can beat anyone on any given night!
  19. THEY ARE 2-0 BABY and undefeated in divisional play, sit alone atop the Northeast and the playoffs ARE ONLY 80 games away!
  20. And mostly because we bleed blue and white, love our Buds, love hockey and have SHUT UP those loud mouth Leaf haters!



If somehow you missed the first edition... http://bleacherreport.com/articles/485606-twenty-reasons-to-be-excited-about-watching-the-leafs