I’m pretty sure that I can just go back to last year and copy the same post… or the year before that.. or even the year before that… It’s not that the Leafs’ season has come to an end… but their playoff hopes certainly have. (OK, let’s be honest… any chance of the Toronto Maple Leafs making the playoffs died long before they were “mathematically eliminated from playoff contention”)
It’s not to say that there haven’t been sparks of hope at various points throughout the season. I can remember the day that I exclaimed to anyone who would listen “Toronto is #1 in the League! Toronto is #1 in the League!” Yeah… that was a good day. I should have taken a screenshot of those standings. As I look at the standings now, I see that Toronto is second last in the Eastern Conference.
The only consolation is that the Montreal Canadiens are in last place!