Ask anyone about a week ago their thoughts on the Leafs season, they would have probably told you that the sky was falling, the team was not good enough, and the time was ripe for a significant change. Now the team is in the midst of a five-game win streak (a convincing one at that) and fans’ fears over the team’s rough four-game stretch are now just a distant memory. It’s thanks in large part to the big four players pulling their weight and leading the offensive charge.
It has been awesome to watch William Nylander continue his development into an all-around force capable of dictating the pace of play and Auston Matthews find his groove and make opposing goalies tremble in fear when he winds up to take a shot. Seeing John Tavares lead by example and provide a spark to rally the team around and Mitch Marner regain his swagger after it appeared to be lost under the outside pressure is such a refreshing sight to see. As a result of their strong play, they were able to pull together impressive victories over contending teams like the Golden Knights, Lightning, and Bruins.
One of the by-products …
Author: Michael Mazzei / The Leafs Nation