So this week the Leafs try again…

Posted: October 4, 2010 in General Stuff, Hockey, Sports

Phaneuf presented as CaptainSo the 2010/11 NHL season is almost upon us. The Leafs start their new season on Thursday against none other than Montreal. With Dion Phaneuf named as Captain, that’s one gap filled that the team has had for the last two seasons – a leader on the ice.

Has the team improved over last year? I think so…goaltending should be much more stable at the very least. They have lots of depth on the blue line. The burning question that is keeping me up at nights (ok well not really) is whether the forward lines are going to be able to find the back of the oppositions’ net on a consistent basis. If the pre-season games were any indication (and I realize that one should not read too much into those), I do get the feeling that the Leafs are going to be able to score. I also saw some improved special teams…the Power Play and Penalty Kill were much more solid than the attempts last season, and I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping that it wasn’t just “pre-season luck”!

Anyway, I’m really looking forward to the new season. I also start my hockey season on Wednesday night with a new team and league, so hoping that is as fun as in the past!

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