Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Glaring Holes That Could Haunt the Leafs Down the Road

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Toronto Maple Leafs: 5 Glaring Holes That Could Haunt the Leafs Down the Road
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In the offseason in an effort to improve the depth of the Leafs, GM Brian Burke decided to sign Tim Connolly, trade for Matthew Lombardi, John-Michael Liles, Cody Franson, and Phillipe Dupuis, all in hopes that he could shore up all three facets of the Leafs attack.

All three parts of the Leafs game, even strength, power play and penalty kill, needed improvement from the previous season.

Albeit it's only preseason, and the full Leafs lineup has not played once yet, you can argue that we haven't seen what they can do. However, I'm basing my opinion of the type of player acquired, as opposed to the early preseason reviews I have.

In this short slideshow, I'll go through five aspects of the Leafs game that in my opinion still need to be addressed before we can call the Maple Leafs a playoff team.

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