Let’s look at the bright side here.
The Maple Leafs are 26th in goals against, 28th on the penalty kill and minus 15 for the year.
They have played more games than any of the three teams contesting the remaining two Eastern Conference Wild Card spots.
They have – you may not have noticed this – lost six games in a row.
And this, friends, is why you win games in October.
Because after a devastating stretch in which their weaknesses have been laid bare, the Leafs remain tied with Columbus, Detroit and Washington with ...