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Toronto Maple Leafs: Are Defensive Concerns Over Played?

The Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t about to start winning games solely on defense, but the defensive concerns seem to be over-played.

Defensively, the Toronto Maple Leafs rank 16th in the league based solely on Goals Against. This must be framed though against a league fifth-best goal differential.

Essentially, the Leafs don’t need to rely solely on shutting teams out to win games, because they have enough offensive firepower to out-score opponents. In fact, they’re have a third-best Goals For in the entire league.

It’s a bit of a fine balance, but in recent games there seems to be a lot more pushback defensively from the group.