Maple Leafs players believed in themselves

Many doubted the Maple Leafs would reach the playoffs, but the players thought otherwise. (GETTY...

Many doubted the Maple Leafs would reach the playoffs, but the players thought otherwise. (GETTY IMAGES)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

Next to no one counted on the Maple Leafs to make the playoffs this season.

Perhaps a straw poll should have been done in the dressing room in January.

“We thought we were going to be a playoff team,” defenceman Carl Gunnarsson said. “I think everyone else thought we were going to be out, but we believed in it and I think that is a big part of us being here right now.”


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