Before you get on me for being a typical Leafs fan, jumping on the playoff bandwagon after a few wins, believe me – I’m not. Despite Toronto winning 4 of their last 5, there’s still always a very good chance that another 8-game slump is around the corner. I get it. The Leafs are world-class dashers of hope. But, that never stops Leaf Nation from throwing their hearts into the team, and while I’m not as seasoned as some of the oldest of Leaf fans, I’ve had my heart crushed a few times by this damn team.
That said, it appears that the All-Star Break was perfectly timed for the Leafs, who limped into the break with a 1-5-1 record in their last 7 games. Last year, going into the Olympic break in February, the Buds went