The Leafs are 4-0-1 in their past five games, which means they are a good hockey team again and we can all relax and talk about how great life is.
One of the cool things I’ve noticed about the Leafs is, they’re getting some massive performances out of their stars, but also getting major contributions from their secondary players. It’s tough to say who’s been Toronto’s most valuable player through 24 games, but that’s why you’re here.
There are the usual suspects… Phil Kessel is scoring at over a point-per-game pace and is on track to crack the 40-goal mark for the first time in his career. Tyler Bozak, despite being the worst hockey player on the planet (???), has 23 points. James van Riemsdyk has 20 points and is handsome.
Beyond those top three guys, wow, there’s actual secondary scoring! Cody Franson has been bloody fantastic and leads the defence corps with 17 points in 22 games. Leo Komarov and Mike Santorelli have 16 points apiece. Daniel Winnik only has nine points but has been impressive nonetheless.
I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I think it’s safe to say that this team is like, the 13th most-perfect team in the entire league (at time of publication).
Let’s say you’re a smart hockey executive that works in the Leafs organization, and it’s your job to award the 2014 First Quarter MVP Trophy (not a real thing) to one of your players. Who do you give it to?
This is a very important question and I am not nearly smart enough to answer it. Please help me out in the comments section below.
Oh Yeah, About That Last WWYD Wednesday..
People think Jeremy Ian is a smart and sophisticated man with a plan.
Meanwhile, CMpuck got slammed for trying to trade away Bernier and Reimer.