Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Reasons They Will or Won't Make the Playoffs This Year

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Reasons They Will or Won't Make the Playoffs This Year
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The 2011-12 edition of the Toronto Maple Leafs have a lot of questions as they inch ever closer to the season opener.

There is a lot of hope that the Leafs will make the playoffs for the first time since the lockout, but there is still a very big chance that the Leafs will miss out once again and put Leaf fans through another long offseason.

Without a doubt, the Leafs appear to have the best chance of making the playoffs as opposed to the previous six seasons. The additions of Tim Connolly, John-Michael Liles, Cody Franson and Matthew Lombardi could very well be the acquisitions the Leafs needed to make the added push that died off at the end of last season.

That being said, we will never know until the season begins. So here are five reasons the Leafs will make the playoffs and five reasons the Leafs will not make it to the promised land—although, I don't really want to think about the latter.

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