Ron Wilson comes out of the break with a contract extension so it seems Santa has been good to him. As for the rest of the Leafs, December has been a very lacklustre month despite winning their last two games before the holidays. Those wins were largely due to goalie James Reimer returning to form after being sidelined for 6 weeks. Let's hope he continues into the new year.
Here is the weekly Internet power rankings. The list is short this week because of Christmas.
ESPN - 15th (+4)
Two big wins over the Sabres and Islanders helped make the holiday break
celebratory for the Leafs. Head coach Ron Wilson got a special present
with a much-anticipated contract extension. Will a long-awaited playoff
berth be close behind?
Fox Sports - 16th (-)
With his new contract extension, Ron Wilson gets to build on his 1,372
games coached and 637 wins, both of which lead all active coaches.
CBS Sports - 18th (-)
Ron Wilson's team has missed the playoffs three years in a row, but he
has still shown Brian Burke enough to earn a contract extension for at
least another year. That's still no guarantee he's behind the bench next
season if the Maple Leafs miss the playoffs again.