Theoretical Problems vs Real Problems of the Toronto Maple Leafs

I am taking a bit of a hiatus away from my hiatus on blogging because I read something a few days ago that caught my attention both as a Leaf fan and as a hockey analytics enthusiast and felt compelled to respond. The Leafs have been a pretty interesting team this year with a significant infusion of youthful talent in Matthews, Marner and Nylander. They may even be good enough to capture a playoff position or at least seriously contend for one. That said, they are still a flawed team. Offensively they are a dramatically improved team and are near the

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