The Toronto Maple Leafs launched their 2011-2012 campaign with a bang, winning five of their first eight games. They currently have 11 points, good enough for first place in the Northeast Division.
It is a good time to be a Leafs fan.
However, it isn’t fair to say that the Leafs have played well enough to be included in a discussion of the NHL’s elite teams, not yet at least. There are still some issues that need to be addressed.
November is typically the time when the initial hype from the beginning of the season starts to wear off and teams begin the real grind of the regular season. This is when we can truly see which teams are contenders and which teams are pretenders.
Here are 10 questions about the Leafs that will (hopefully) be answered in November.