Young Leafs won't let inexperience hinder them in playoffs

Leo Komarov has no NHL playoff experience, but has played plenty in the KHL. (Martin Chevalier/QMI...

Leo Komarov has no NHL playoff experience, but has played plenty in the KHL. (Martin Chevalier/QMI Agency)

STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:10 PM ET

A lot has been made about the fact that there is not a ton of NHL playoff experience on this young Maple Leafs roster.

There are some exceptions, and some of the guys who have visited the post-season in the NHL have played well, including Phil Kessel, who has nine goals and six assists in 15 playoffs games for the Boston Bruins, and Joffrey Lupul, with 14 goals and nine assists in 39 playoff games with Anaheim and Philadelphia. James van Riemsdyk also has played 39 times in the NHL post-season, John-Michael Liles has played 36 games in the playoffs, Ryan O’Byrne 19, Cody Franson 16.

Still, compared with some other teams heading into the post-season next week, the Leafs are definitely one of the least experienced.

One Leaf who has never played in the NHL playoffs is agitator extraordinaire Leo Komarov, who is winding up his first regular season in the NHL.


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