The Leafs players say they are now playing for pride which suggests they have none. It's hard to believe that in week 9 Sports Illustrated had the Leafs ranked 5th overall. Seems so long ago now. I hope Burke finds out what's wrong with this team this summer. Otherwise he's next to walk the gang plank.
ESPN - 25th (0)
Playing out the string for a seventh season in a row. If the Panthers hang on to make the playoffs, Toronto will be the only team not to reach the postseason since the 2004-05 lockout.
Fox Sports - 25th (0)
The Leafs have been held to under 20 shots in four of their last five games. Five forwards – Lupul, MacArthur, Brown, Frattin and Kulemin – missed Saturday’s shootout loss to the Rangers due to injury.
The Hockey News - 25th (-3)
Thanks to David Steckel, the one area Toronto isn't mired at or near the bottom of the league in is faceoffs: they're tied for fourth with a 51.9 percent efficiency.
National Post - 25th (-3)
Head coach Randy Carlyle is 4-6-2 since stepping behind the bench.
CBS Sports - 26th (-1)
He's already shattered his career high in points with 77, and as of Monday, Phil Kessel is just one goal away from setting a new personal best in goals. His next one will be his 37th of the season.
Sports Illustrated - 27th (0)
It's been just a dismal second half for the Leafs, who will miss the postseason for the seventh straight year. Reports out of Hogtown say goalie Jonas Gustavsson is probably headed elsewhere next season. Remember when teams flew all the way to Sweden to court this guyTSN - 27th (-3)
It's been an epic collapse for the Leafs, winning three of the last 23 games in regulation, but they were especially awful in four games prior to Saturday's loss against the Rangers -- registering a total of 62 shots on goal.