Unless you have been living under a rock the last few weeks, the Leafs have gotten off to a hot start for the 2021 campaign after surpassing the 10 win mark this week. Despite numerous key players going down with long-term injuries, they have had solid production from most of their forwards and are one of the highest-scoring teams in the NHL.
And it could have been even higher had Toronto had a bit more luck during the 2020 NHL Draft Lottery, where you may recall the ping pong ball did not bounce favourably.
John Tavares Leafs’ lottery ball Hitting the post on an open net pic.twitter.com/TvyTTXidW6
— Corwin (@corwinmc) August 10, 2020
Because of the New York Rangers’ incredible luck, they won the first overall pick which they made the tough choice to select Alexis Lafreniere. He was expected to join a Rangers team that was on the rise and provide them with the offensive jolt needed to carry them into contention. So how has he done in Manhattan so far? To say he has been struggling to produce would putting it mildly as he only has one goal (an overtime winner) in his first 11 games and has had trouble generating many …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation