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Treliving's Surprising Analysis of the Leafs' Recent Playoffs Struggles Revealed

Published June 4, 2023 at 10:30
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Brad Treliving, the new head of the Toronto Maple Leafs, faces a difficult task of leading the team further in the playoffs. Although the Leafs made it past the first round in the 2022-23 season, they only managed to win one game before being eliminated by the Florida Panthers.

Treliving, eager to begin his role as the Leafs' general manager, has been closely examining the team's recent playoff history, particularly their matchups against the Tampa Bay Lightning. He has made an interesting observation about these encounters.

Treliving's Surprising Analysis of the Leafs' Recent Playoffs Struggles Revealed



In the 2021-22 season, the Lightning defeated the Leafs in seven games. However, in the following year, the Leafs managed to beat Tampa Bay in six. Treliving challenges the conventional wisdom by suggesting that the Leafs actually played better during their loss in the 2021-22 season.


"I thought collectively, Toronto played a better series last year against Tampa Bay and lost, than they did this year and won." - Treliving


Treliving's reasoning is based on the unpredictable nature of the game, such as how the puck bounces or the role of luck. Despite the Leafs' strong tactics, Tampa Bay seemed to benefit more from these unpredictable elements in their seven-game victory.

As the general manager of a team in one of the most passionate hockey cities, Treliving has a challenging job ahead of him. His initial analysis suggests that he is fully committed to the task at hand.


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