Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Leaf players lead both the NHL and AHL in scoring
As far back as I can remember, a Leaf players have never lead both the NHL and AHL in scoring at the same time. It has been 10 years since a Leaf player (Mats Sundin) finished in the top 10 NHL scorers.
Right now October NHL player of the month, Phil Kessel leads the NHL in scoring with 10 goals and 8 assists in just 11 games. At the same time Joe Colborne on the Marlies leads the AHL in scoring with 8 goals and 8 assists in 9 games and was also selected player of the month by the AHL.
For the first time in two decades the Leafs actually have some prospects in the cupboard. There is no question Colborne will be a Leaf this season. But in past years he would be playing in the NHL right now. These are the kinds of things that are bringing some optimism to Toronto.