The Toronto Maple Leafs are worth over $1 billion, the most of any NHL franchise. Unfortunately this doesn’t correlate to on-ice success. Playing mediocre hockey for years, the Leafs haven’t threatened to move into the league’s upper echelon and don’t look like a team capable of doing so. Getting rid of Dion Phaneuf was the best option, the defenseman putting unnecessary financial strife on his former team. It would be one thing if Phaneuf played like his salary indicated he should, but this has never been the case. His swollen salary and ego restricted his leadership capabilities. The Leafs can now move on, the quicker the better.
We don’t believe the current Leafs’ squad has what it takes to contend for playoff action. They need to make some moves to bolster their feeble attack. The team’s offense is led by Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau. Enough said. They have no secondary scoring and no one knows where the next goal is coming from. This has to be extremely disconcerting for the Canadian team’s biggest franchise. Don’t expect things to get better until they solve this gaping hole in their lineup.
Who Do The Toronto Maple Leafs Play Next
Do you know who the Maple Leafs play next? Take a look and keep a watchful eye on the game odds, too. By doing so, you’ll have an advantage when it comes to placing your wagers.
Toronto Maple Leafs Game Schedule
The Toronto Maple Leafs game schedule offers a window into all the team’s future games. There’s no downfall in looking into the future to find potential winning wagers.
Toronto Maple Leafs Standings Today
The Leafs play in a hotly contested Atlantic Division with the likes of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and Detroit Red Wings which makes it an uphill battle.
Pay close attention to where teams sit in the standings to come up with a betting strategy. They usually play better when battling a divisional opponent but can’t quite cope with the majority of Atlantic Division teams. Let’s see if the Leafs can improve in the offseason, so next year isn’t so doom and gloom.
|4||Columbus Blue Jackets||108||82||39||24||249||195|
|9||New York Rangers||102||82||40||28||256||220|
|10||St. Louis Blues||99||82||38||29||235||218|
|11||San Jose Sharks||99||82||38||29||221||201|
|14||Toronto Maple Leafs||95||82||33||27||251||242|
|17||New York Islanders||94||82||33||29||241||242|
|18||Tampa Bay Lightning||94||82||32||30||234||227|
|22||Los Angeles Kings||86||82||25||35||201||205|
|25||Detroit Red Wings||79||82||17||36||207||244|
|27||New Jersey Devils||70||82||18||40||183||244|
How To Make Money Betting On Toronto Maple Leafs
Weak defensively, the Leafs are prone to allow bundles of goals. Here is where your betting opporunities arise. Look to the over when the Leafs play on the road and you’ll be heading in the right direction. Be careful, though, as Toronto doesn’t have enough offensive firepower to outscore their opponents. Measure their opponents goals for and agains record and use your discretion before placing the over bet. Keep in mind, the Leafs are quite poor on the road and have the underdog title in the lion’s share of encounters.
Nazem Kadri is one of the team’s few bright spots. We can’t, however, see the Leafs building a team around him. At best, he should be a second-line forward and contribute where he can. He shouldn’t be expected to carry any NHL franchise on his shoulers.