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Winnipeg is faring horridly right now, but what about the two other Canadian teams in the East?
Are the Toronto Maple Leafs going to keep up their impressive winning ways or will they fade into mediocrity or worse, as they have done so many times throughout their history? I love how the Leafs look right now—and they have room to improve as Tim Connolly has just returned to the lineup and looks good—but, let's be honest, how many of us are accustomed to seeing them at the top of their tough division?
Likely, a lot of hockey fans aren't used to seeing Toronto doing so well in the post-lockout era.
The Ottawa Senators have had problems with their stars and, like the Florida Panthers, have been more or less accustomed to sitting very low in the East in standings. However, they now sit at fifth place in the East and have a decent record of 7-6-0.
Will Phil Kessel and the Leafs keep scoring and winning?
Will Jason Spezza and the Senators keep up their pace and remain high in the standings?
These two teams give the East a big question mark, as the order of teams in the standings isn't exactly what one normally would expect.
Four of the top-eight teams normally aren't there. So, did the East get weaker? Are Toronto and Ottawa overachieving or other teams underachieving? Or, perhaps, is this the new-look East that we should get used to?
The West certainly has its own question marks, but the East's seem to be bigger.