Leafs trying to win isn’t making us happy. Maybe they should become trade deadline sellers instead

Is it too early to give up the season? Statistically no, but of course in the world where we have a defending Stanley Cup Champion that was the worst team in the league last January, well, it’s a bit of a hard sell.
I love Freddie Andersen, but I am not expecting a Jordan Binnington-esque run. I’m excited for what Sheldon Keefe will do, but it seems like he might be working through some team issues that Craig Berube didn’t have to. Also, he doesn’t have Jordan Binnington. The reality is the Leafs are in an uphill battle that never really looks as bad as it seems because of the fact that the Leafs have a number of games at hand on their conference rivals which inflates their standings.
Wildcard Race by Points
GP
Pts
Atlantic Division

Boston
28
45
Florida
27
31
Buffalo
28
31
Metro Division

Washington
30
47
New York Islanders
26
38
Philadelphia
28
37
Wildcard

Pittsburgh
28
34
Carolina
28
33
Montreal
28
30
Toronto
30
30
Look at that. Only one point behind second in the division? How can you give up now?
Wildcard Race by Pts%
GP
Pts
Atlantic Division

Boston
28
80.4%
Tampa Bay
25
58.9%
Florida
27
57.4%
Metro Division

Washington
30
78.3%
New York Islanders
26
73.1%
Philadelphia
28
66.1%
Wildcard

Pittsburgh
28
60.7%
Carolina
28
58.9%
New York Rangers
26
55.8%
Buffalo Sabres
28
55.4%


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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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