The Toronto Maple Leafs need to get out of this funk and get a win in the books and will have the chance to do just that tonight against the San Jose Sharks.
However, let’s hope a few things get better and we don’t just mean the sloppy defensive work and undisciplined hockey they’ve been playing. They need to toughen up and get busy in the corners and that may be way some pro scouts revealed to Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal that Toronto needs to add one or two greasy forwards to its roster.
Matheson suggests a player like a healthier version of Antoine Roussel, who remains out of the Vancouver Canucks lineup until December. However, the gritty forward showed us what an energetic player can achieve on the ice, setting a new career high in points (31) while primarily filling a bottom-six role.
For now, the Leafs appear to remain calm and not push the panic button. Especially now that the Leafs can’t count on captain John Tavares, who remains sidelined with a broken finger. It remains to be seen if general manager Kyle Dubas will be looking to make a move if things remain this uninspired later this season…