Rick Zamperin: Where do the Toronto Maple Leafs go from here?


Now that we’ve all had time to digest the Toronto Maple Leafs’ latest playoff disappointment, it’s time to take stock of where this team is and, more importantly, where it is headed.First, the easy stuff. The Leafs had a great regular season in 2018-19, being one of only nine teams in the National Hockey League to reach the 100-point plateau.Thank you Leafs Nation.Your unrelenting passion and support, from the opening puck drop of the season until the final horn of the playoffs, shows you’re the best fans in the NHL. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/pTFQgw5QTQ— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) April 24, 2019
Toronto’s roster has a lot of talent up front, highlighted by star players like Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner (if he re-signs with the club, but more on that later), and John Tavares.Morgan Rielly had his coming out party this season after registering a career-high 20 goals (tops among NHL defencemen) and 52 assists for 72 points, while the addition of Jake Muzzin from the L.A. Kings added more poise and physicality to the Leafs’ blue line.Maple Leafs fans lament on Toronto’s defeat once more to the Boston Bruins Rick Zamperin: Where do the Toronto Maple Leafs go from here?https://globalnews.ca/news/5198988/rick-zamperin-toronto-maple-leafs-playoff-loss/