The NHL’s 2016-17 season saw a return of many familiar faces.
It started with the return of Patrick Kane, a star who had been out of the league since 2015.
Kane was back for a second season, and he put up some of the best numbers of his career.
His point total went up by 17 points (tied for fourth in the league), and he posted his best season as a pro.
The numbers were also down from the previous year, but it was a good year for the franchise.
But Kane’s return was not a fluke.
It was part of a longer trend.
It began with the arrival of Auston Matthews.
The No. 1 pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft was a star on the rise, and had established himself as one of the game’s best scorers.
But this season, Matthews and his teammates were struggling.
They had a league-low average shot attempt differential, and they were struggling to score.
The team was playing with a lot of confidence, but they were not showing it.
Matthews and the rest of the Blue Jackets looked like they were starting to falter, and the team’s playoff hopes were fading.
But that was not the end of the story.
After Matthews returned, the Blue Jacket team began to improve.
It led the league in shots on goal per game (2.03), but was also one of only four teams to average fewer shots on net per game than the Philadelphia Flyers.
And as they continued to improve, they were becoming a more efficient team.
This is where the Maple Leafs came in.
The Maple Leafs were a team that had been on a downward spiral since the beginning of the year.
They were last in the NHL in goals per game, and their shots were coming at a slower rate.
But with the signing of Tyler Bozak and the return to health of William Nylander, the Maple Leaf’s scoring offense exploded.
The Maple Leafs scored 52.4 goals per 100 games, and were second in the entire league in the percentage of shots they were able to score on goal.
In terms of shot attempts, the Leafs were second only to the New York Rangers, but their shots came from the slot, which is where they were scoring most of their goals.
This meant the Maple Leets had a high percentage of their shots come from outside the crease.
The Blue Jackets were scoring on a lower percentage of shot opportunities, but the Maple Knights had a lot more shooting from outside their crease than the Blue Devils did.
Maple Leafs fans were happy, and when it came to scoring goals, the blue and gold were making their mark.
The Leafs had a goal-scoring rate of 53.7 percent, while the Blue Leafs were at 51.5 percent.
The difference was that the Maple and the Blue were producing at similar rates.
And while the Maple had a much higher percentage of chances that resulted in goals, they had a higher percentage overall.
So what happened next?
As the Blue and the Maple began to get back to their old ways, it was clear that the Blue Jays had their work cut out for them.
In a vacuum, the result of the trade was disappointing, but Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan was determined to make up for it.
On March 23, the Jays acquired forward Matt Stajan, and it was expected that he would be the catalyst for the rebuild.
Stajen, who played for the Maple, had been the best player on the team this season.
He scored 25 goals and was the leading scorer in the Blue line, which was led by Kyle Dubas.
The Toronto fans were very happy to have Stajancan back, but what happened was that Stajani was not what he was.
Stajan scored just two goals in his last 21 games.
In those games, he was limited to one assist, and was on a point per game pace.
He was not producing at a high level, and in his absence, Dubas was the only Blue in the top five of goals per 60 minutes.
The team was in a funk, and Stajano was expected to be the scapegoat for the team.
The first month of the season did not go well for the Blue, and things got worse with the trade deadline approaching.
On April 9, the team announced Stajacans departure from the team, which included a $2.5 million buyout.
When the trade market opened, it seemed like the Maple was going to be in a much worse spot.
The players on the Maple seemed to be going to town, and with Stajant out, it became a lot harder for the Jays to get a return for him.
In fact, it looked like the team was going into the trade window with only three prospects in the draft, and that was before the trade for Stajian.
While it is true that the Toronto Blue Jays have made a lot to get to where they