Found November 14, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Michael Traikos of the National Post, Do not let Toronto’s 10-6-1 record or place atop the Northeast Division cloud judgment. With every day that passes, this team continues to develop holes as though it were a moth-eaten sweater. Not so many that Burke has to completely blow things up. But the Leafs, who have lost three of their last four games and won some recent games that they probably should not have, are trending downwards. More and more, this does not look like a legitimate playoff contender. Not with starting goaltender James Reimer still on the shelf, not with a penalty-killing unit that, for the most part, has been 30th in the league, and certainly not with the Leafs having allowed seven more goals than they have scored. If not for the offensive production of Phil Kessel (the NHL’s leading scorer with 12 goals and 24 points) and Joffrey Lupul (nine goals and 19 points), this team might be mired in a seven-game losing streak right now. It appears that a change is ne...
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