The Toronto Maple Leafs started the season on fire and were looking good in the process by outplaying all of their opponents. Then the team realized they were the Toronto Maple Leafs and started playing like them. In late October to mid November the team has taken on one of their worst losing streaks in history that doesn't seem to slow down anytime soon. The streak has exposed the lack of scoring prowesss needed to stay competitive in the NHL.
The team has almost no scoring talent aside from Phil Kessel but they are putting too much pressure on a young player that has no support in teammates or in veteran leadership. You can't argue that the Chicago Blackhawks had no problems scoring with no veterans around because this is just 2 different teams. The Chicago team were young and talented: Patrick Kane #1 draft pick, Jonathan Toews #3 draft pick, these 2 are franchise players. The same can't be said of Phil Kessel and he is just one player alone.
Either way the Toronto Maple Leafs and proven you need goal scoring to be successful and they definitely don't have that now. Expect Brian Burke to pull off a trade to haul in some scoring help. Nazim Kadri might be a good short term fix but will he be a minus player and a defensive liability?