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For the first time since 2004, the Toronto Maple Leafs will go for a play-off against Philadelphia Flyers in a pre-season game to be played on Sunday 15th September, at the Budweiser Gardens. The flyers will be making their ninth preseason appearance in London against the Leafs. That aside, what does the upcoming season hold for Toronto Maple Leafs?
The Leafs with certainly have more playoff experience, thanks to the inclusion of newcomer forwards David Clarkson and David Boland. This will undoubtedly provide more edge than the squad that collapsed in the hands of Boston last spring. Another quality addition, Jonathan Bernier, will no doubt give the team more depth in goal and could provide a run for the money for last season’s number one choice James Reimer.
In addition to that, Leaf’s defence also got a boost of skill and experience when former Lightning’s player Paul Ranger agreed to a one-year contract. This gives the team more options in the 'D' area, with developing youngsters such us Morgan Reilly also coming up very well. This makes Leafs a physical team that can effectively compete with the league’s best. In spite of all these, they still need a number of things to go their way if they hope to remain a team to reckon with. This includes among other things a good health to the injury-prone Joffrey Lupol, at least to make the play-offs for the second season running.
The goalie situation in Toronto Maple Leafs will be monitored very closely, and is likely to have a huge impact on how far the team will make it this season. While the two leading goalkeepers have so much promise, none of them has played a full-length NHL season yet, something that could play to the team’s disadvantage. If one or both manages to come out strong this season, then Toronto will undoubtedly come out a much stronger team this season.