Hitting rock bottom is exactly what the Toronto Maple Leafs needed in order to take a massive step in the right direction. Years of bad free agent signings and questionable trades only set the Maple Leafs back even further, leading to an eventual shakeup by current regime led by president of hockey operations Brendan Shanahan. After being able to unload players with huge contracts, such as Phil Kessel, Dion Phaneuf and David Clarkson, the Maple Leafs’ rebuild was officially underway.
A last place finish during the 2015-16 season allowed the club to draft Auston Matthews, already adding to other key prospects such as Mitch Marner and William Nylander.
Instead of more years of heartache and empty promises for the Toronto fan base, Maple Leafs management have now set up the club for success for several years to come.
Matthews is a special player many teams would have loved to build around. Luckily for the Leafs, No. 34 fell into their laps with the first over pick.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen the Maple Leafs have success in the post-season. Mats Sundin, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer (987 points), is the last Leafs captain to lead the team deep into the playoffs. The big Swede helped the Leafs reach the Eastern Conference semifinals on two occasions — in 1999 and 2002. Toronto dropped both those conference finals, falling short of reaching the Stanley Cup.
Toronto Maple Leafs Next Regular Season Game
Regardless of a win or loss, it's all about brushing yourself off an preparing yourself for the Maple Leafs' next game.
The Maple Leafs have fared well despite a gruelling National Hockey League schedule. Whether it's heading out for a West Coast road trip or playing three games in four nights, the calendar widget keeps you in the action all season long.
What Are The Current Toronto Maple Leafs Standings
It's crucial to keep track of Toronto's position in the standings. We're here to help with this widget, which will show you were the Leafs stand in the Eastern Conference. WIth a taltened youthful group, expect this Leafs team to challenge for a playoff spot for years to come.
Online Betting Tips For Toronto Maple Leafs
For years, bettors shied away from putting their money down on the Maple Leafs for obvious reasons. The team made just one playoff appearance in 11 previous campaigns and that was during the shortened season in 2013 when the Leafs lost to the Boston Bruins in the opening round.
However, with a crop of first-class prospects now in the fold, bettors can now put their money down on the Leafs with confidence. There have been growing pains, especially defensively as the Leafs are learning how to maintain leads late in games. But the young Buds are one of the most entertaining teams to watch from an offensive standpoint.
In an ultra-competitive Eastern Conference, goals can be hard to come by, especially for a young club like the Leafs. However, Toronto averaged above three goals for per game — a feat only a handful of clubs accomplished during the 2016-17 season. The Maple Leafs generate a high amount of shots for per game, which make them a dangerous team to face on a consistent basis.
Where Can I Bet On Toronto Maple Leafs Online
Finally, you've reached the point where you're confident to place wagers on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Check the table below to find the online sports betting site for you.