Don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of “What’s wrong with the Toronto Maple Leafs?”-type articles during the next few weeks. Actually, if you don’t, that might be the biggest deal of all. Mike Babcock’s bunch has already shaken off some turmoil – some of it inner, as young players like Mitch Marner and William Nylander have periodically found themselves lower in the lineup – but the month of December stands as a potentially cruel, cold test. Take a look at what lies ahead for these young Buds: Sat, Dec 2 @ Vancouver Wed, Dec 6 vs Calgary Sat, Dec 9 @ Pittsburgh Sun, Dec 10 vs Edmonton Tue, Dec 12 @ Philadelphia Thu, Dec 14 @ Minnesota Fri, Dec 15 @ Detroit Tue, Dec 19 vs Carolina Wed, Dec 20 @ Columbus Sat, Dec 23 @ NY Rangers Thu, Dec 28 @ Arizona Fri, Dec 29 @ Colorado Sun, Dec 31 @ Vegas You can almost picture the hot takes that could come from a cold streak, particularly during that stretch from Dec. 12-31, when the Maple Leafs play eight of nine games on the road, with some back-to-back headaches added for spice. “These young Maple Leafs just can’t stay focused.” “Are the Maple Leafs distracted during the holidays?”