Toronto Maple Leafs, not the greatest team, but certainly has one of the biggest fan clubs. With the Leafs not playing there absolute best this season, they seem to be bringing the game up a notch. Fighting to the last possible second of each game, with coming out on top lately, it’s boosting both the players and fans spirits.
The timing may not be great with the Leafs choosing to step up there game now. It seems that since they realize if they work like a team, they have been. Leafs are turning out to be a good team, as though they were an underdog for hockey.
With a huge fan basis the leafs are finally showing there fans they are worth cheering. Working together, while putting all there effort into the games, they have been proving they are winning. Moving up in the ranks is only one way of showing that they are not quitting just yet.
“Most nights when we win, Phil scores a goal,” said coach Ron Wilson.
“He scores almost every game. So it’s nice to play with him, that’s for sure,” said the rookie. “He’s that good of a player. Whenever he’s got the puck, there’s a good chance it’s going in.”
Going from one of the worst teams in NHL to proving that they are good players by winning seven of the past nine games. Whether the win be from a shootout, overtime, or just during the game. They have pulled their socks up and have shown the world they aren’t letting go yet.
Having been through many trades of the players through out the season, they still come together. Having a new player means they need to work twice as hard to show they want the win.
Phil Kessel seems to be one of the players that are on a hot streak with getting a goal in pretty much every game. Bringing the Leafs to a tie, or a win. This rookie shows that you play your heart out you can win.