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Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

Toronto Maple Leafs 2024 Stanley Cup Odds

The entitled Toronto Maple Leafs Country Club turned in another strong regular season, followed by a 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs flop. General Manager Kyle Dubas and his analytics theories are gone, but most of the team remains. Thus, there are questions about why Dubious Dubas was canned in the first place. With how many pending free agents the Leafs had and how little money they had to keep them, the writing was on the wall for a big talent exodus. Only Boston and Winnipeg lost more value this offseason than Toronto. The bigger issue, though, is how that talent was replaced. The Leafs made three major acquisitions with a concerted focus on offensive flair, but it does come at a cost in the defensive stability the team has built up over the last few seasons.

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The 2022-23 Toronto Maple Leafs were 50-21-11 straight up and 36-42 over/under the total. Also, Toronto was 2nd in the Atlantic Division playoff standings. Toronto was 24 points behind the Boston Bruins in the Atlantic Division race. Toronto had NHL rankings of 9th for goals scored and 2nd for power play efficiency. In comparison, on defense, the Maple Leafs had NHL rankings of 7th for goals against and 12th for penalty killing.

First among Toronto scorers was William Nylander with 40 goals, 47 assists, 10 points, and a +10. Goaltender Ilya Samsonov had a .919 save percentage and 2.33 goals against average. His record was 27-10-5 with four shutouts.

Head coach Sheldon Keefe was twisting in the wind for a few weeks once newly hired Brad Treliving replaced outgoing GM Kyle Dubas. Ultimately, Treliving and Keefe caught up, and the new GM committed to keeping Keefe for the season ahead. Was there a ringing endorsement for Keefe on his future with the organization? Not exactly. Keefe could consider the season ahead a one-year "prove it" deal, showing Toronto (or another team) why he's a worthy head-coaching candidate beyond just years of experience working for -- and being continuously rehired by -- Dubas. That sort of pressure can bring out the best, or the worst, in someone. The Leafs should find out quickly which camp Keefe falls into.

Toronto loses a point here automatically for the strange Ryan Reaves signing. Inking an enforcer-type player in his late 30s to a three-year deal? Reaves' game has centered around physicality and grit, and the Leafs can certainly benefit from those qualities within the lineup, but how well can Reaves realistically hold up in that role over the life of his new contract? We'll see.

Season-by-Season Record (Last 5)

2022–23 82 50 21 2nd, Atlantic Lost in Second Round, 1–4 (Panthers)
2021–22 82 54 21 2nd, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Lightning)
2020–21 56 35 14 1st, North Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Canadiens)
2019–20 70 36 25 3rd, Atlantic Lost in Qualifying Round, 2–3 (Blue Jackets)
2018–19 82 46 28 3rd, Atlantic Lost in First Round, 3–4 (Bruins)
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Toronto Maple Leafs History

The Toronto Maple Leafs have won 13 Stanley Cup championships, but none since 1967. They were founded in 1917 as an “Original Six” franchise. Famous stars like Johnny Bower, Ace Bailey, Red Kelly, King Clancy, Tim Horton, George Armstrong, Dave Keon, and Darryl Sittler have won the Maple Leaf sweater.

1967 was the final Original Six season before the Great Expansion in which the NHL doubled in six from six to 12 teams. The fact that the Leafs have not won a championship in the expansion era is a source of great embarrassment to a historical organization and a fan base that rubs many the wrong way as entitled and arrogant.

The Maple Leafs have used skill and offense to entertain and earn high seeds in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in the past several seasons. But the Maple Leafs showed their lack of toughness, grit, defense, and goaltending with annual playoff flops. Toronto fans always believe that this year will be different. And their money is plentiful enough to change the betting lines. But Wise Guys will use the adage about the definition of insanity, which is to expect a different result by doing the same thing repeatedly.

As the most valuable franchise in the NHL, the Maple Leafs are the most popular team in Canada and on the board.

Retired Maple Leaf numbers include goalies Turk Broda and Johnny Bower #1, defenseman Hap Day and center Red Kelly #4, defenseman Bill Barilko #5, right wing Ace Bailey #6, defensemen King Clancy and Tim Horton #7, right wing Charlie Conacher and center Ted Kennedy #9, center Syl Apps and right wing George Armstrong #10, center Mats Sundin #13, center Dave Keon #14, left wing Wendel Clark #17, defenseman Borje Salming #21, left wing Frank Mahovlich and center Darryl Sittler #27, and center Doug Gilmour #93.

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