The Toronto Maple Leafs are sitting in the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Looking at past seasons, you would think Leafs fans are happy they are just in the thick of the race, but if you’re someone who has been following the blue and white all year, you might be bitter.
The Maple Leafs haven’t worked their way into a playoff spot, they are slowly seeing their playoff aspirations fading away, hence the bitterness. The fact is the Maple Leafs were the best team in their division, and perhaps in the league, for a little while.
But now they are just trying to keep their heads above the water. What went wrong in such a short time? These are the reasons the Maple Leafs are no longer one of the top dogs in the Eastern Conference.