Leafs Talk - Cautious Optimism in the Barilkosphere

LeafsMy beloved Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs on October 4th, so I've been watching and following my team with an eye towards next season.

I'm cautiously optimistic, for three reasons...

  1. Our goaltending will be better
  2. The Frat Pack is emerging as an intriguing line
  3. Nazem Kadri will be here to centre Phil Kessel's line

Pension Plan Puppets has a great little Nazem Kadri update for us today.

Remember how last time we checked in, Kadri was on a ridiculous and totally unsustainable scoring pace, with 8 points in 3 games? Well... yeah. He's now sitting with 16 points in 6 games, putting him 4 points ahead of the rest of the pack for the OHL lead. Turns out he didn't get suspended for his misconduct at the end of game three of the first round, either. He picked up 4 points in game five to help London move past Guelph. They now face Kadri's old club, Kitchener, where Naz had two points in a game one victory. A parting stat: Kadri has two points or more in every game this post-season.

Things can only get better, and they will. Go Leafs Go in 2010/2011!

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A goal and 3 assists in a 6-3 win last night. I'm a lot happier about this pick than I was last June.

April 6, 2010 @ 12:25 PM

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