What are the expectations for the Toronto Maple Leafs next season?

If you told me in September that there might not be hockey until February, I would’ve laughed and cried at the same time. But every day, it looks like that’s more and more likely.
Let’s say though that the season starts in mid-January and the NHL gets 50-70 games in. The Maple Leafs are in the so-called Canadian division and they end up coming out on top. How far do they go in the playoffs? Even if they don’t win the division, how far do you think Toronto can go?
An early first-round exit? A second-round playoff berth for the first time since 2004? Eastern Conference finals? Heck, even the Stanley Cup Finals? That would be the dream but it’s so hard to judge especially with a team like the Maple Leafs.
However I think I’ve got it right:

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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