After a torrid start to the 2013/14 NHL season, the Maple Leafs are slipping.
Or are they just playing as they should, like a team that is not better than .500?
Toronto is 14-10-and-3, basically at the level, and currently sit in fifth place in the NHL’s new Atlantic Division two points behind Montreal and Detroit.
The Leafs have lost four straight games and have dropped their last seven games away from home.
After picking up victories in 10 of their 13 games in October, the Buds won just 4 of their 13 games in November.
And of their 14 games coming up in December, only three of them are against opponents with a sub-.500 record, the Senators, Sabres and Hurricanes.
They’ll face some of the NHL’s heavyweights this month, including the Sharks, Bruins, Penguins, Blues, Blackhawks and Kings.
Already without the injured Dave Bolland and Joffrey Lupul, December will be a pivotal month for Toronto.
With their dwindling offensive production, struggling power play and average goaltending, you can say that it is a make or break month for the Maple Leafs.