The Toronto Maple Leafs season was stopped short due to the pandemic, so there will be a ton of what-ifs if it never returns.
Throughout Toronto Maple Leafs history, and sports in general, every season is filled with what-ifs and what could have been.
Every season, one goal scored or allowed can be the difference between pain and pleasure. It can also have a ripple effect on the rest of history that torments fans for years to come.
With over 100 years of history, the Toronto Maple Leafs are filled with what-ifs. For this season alone, there are a number of what-ifs that could have happened if the season was never shut down.
For example, would Auston Matthews have scored 50 goals? Should the Leafs have traded Tyson Barrie? What if Andreas Johnsson and Morgan Rielly didn’t get injured, or what if the Leafs traded for a back-up goaltender at the beginning of the season?
The questions will always remain unanswered but it’s still interesting to see what could have happened if certain things went differently.
Here are the top-five what-ifs in Toronto Maple Leafs history: