Since the Leafs finally have a night off, I thought I’d try to put their current season in perspective. As of right now, the Leafs 40 points are only good enough to put them in 4th place in the Northeast Division.
However. There is only one other team in the Eastern Conference, Pittsburgh (who have won 13 in a row!), that has 40 or more points.
Further, there are only 4 teams total (Chicago, Vancouver, Minnesota, and Anaheim) in the Western Conference that have 40 or more points.
So, all-in-all, not a bad season to date. Just like their brethren the Blue Jays in the American League East, they play in a brutal (i.e. very tough) division.
Bring it home boys!!!
P.S. Yes, they have played 34 games and most teams have a game or two in-hand but only 3 more (western) teams (Detroit, St Louis, and LA) can make it to 40 in 34 games.