Dangle: Have the Maple Leafs earned a playoff rental?

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Mike Babcock (right) sits alongside Lou Lamoriello, Brendan Shanahan, Michael Friisdahl (second left) President and CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) and Larry Tanenbaum (left) Chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment. (Chris Young/CP)

If the Leafs make the playoffs, it won’t be as big a shock as it was last year.

The question is, do they deserve a playoff rental or should they just stay the course?

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