A warning to readers: this article will be way more optimistic than Leafs fans are used to. The general assessment by Leafs Nation is that the team is off to a great start this year, but is overachieving and will eventually fall back down to Earth.
Still, as of this morning, the Leafs continue to be the leaders of the Northeast Division with 17 points in 12 games. They currently have a three-point lead over the surprising Ottawa Senators with a game in hand.
When I came out with an article three weeks ago about how the Leafs could win the Northeast, many in the comments section disagreed and said that realistically the Leafs were looking at the seventh or eighth playoff spot. And yet, here we are.
Let’s take things like “reason” and “proper judgement” and lightly toss them to the side. We don’t need those things right now. Maybe we’ll pick them back up later.
What if this is the year?
What if Brian Burke’s rebuilding efforts are finally coming to fruition this season, right in front of our eyes? Leafs fans are like a girl who’s heart has been broken one too many times and can’t trust anyone, anymore. Is it time for us to trust again?
Here are 10 reasons to believe that 2011-2012 will be the Leafs' year to win it all.