The Leafs suck!
Why the Toronto Maple Leafs won’t be an NHL powerhouse for at least five years
CP images, Frank Gunn
Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer wipes his face after being scored on by the Philadelphia Flyers in first period NHL action in Toronto on Thursday March 10, 2011.
Another NHL season, another year without any playoff games for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Despite an infusion of excellent goaltending from rookie James Reimer and a valiant team effort after the all-star break, a miserable first half was just too much for the Leafs to overcome. Their playoff absence now stretches to six seasons and seven years thanks to the lockout. Certainly there have been signs of promise from the team's core youngsters and a few tweaks could easily get them into the dance next year, but their long Stanley Cup drought is still years away from being lifted. Find out what still ails the blue and white and what prevents them from being a perennial powerhouse.