News and Notes: Slow Starts, Poor Execution, and Trade Speculation

The Leafs are struggling as of late, with back-to-back-to-back losses since their encouraging three-game winning streak earlier in the month. Let’s take a look at what people are saying during these trying times.

Justin Cuthbert of Yahoo Sports posted a Tweet today that really puts into perspective just how underwhelming Toronto’s start has been this year…

How the teams the Leafs have beaten in regulation have fared
— Justin Cuthbert (@jccuthbert) November 14, 2019

While the Leafs have 22 points and currently sit in a playoff spot, they’ve only won six games in regulation through 20 games played. Those six teams they’ve beaten are listed above. Toronto’s six wins in regulation thus far came against six of the seven worst teams in the league. They’re currently on pace to win 24 games in regulation. For reference, the team won 23 games in regulation in 2015-16 when they were tanking for Auston Matthews.
After last night’s frustrating loss to the New York Islanders, Jake Muzzin pointed out that the team has struggled with focus early on. While they play well for good chunks of the game, there are major lapses in which they mess up …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

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