Toronto Maple Leafs: Hard-To-Swallow Pills For Every NHL Fanbase

William Nylander, Toronto Maple Leafs (Photo by Stephane Dube /Getty Images)
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Pacific Division

Anaheim Ducks: Everyone kinda stopped caring about you as soon as the team dropped the affiliation with the Mighty Ducks movies.

Calgary Flames: I’m 28 years late to the party here, but the Doug Gilmour trade? Absolute fleecing by the Leafs.

Edmonton Oilers: Let’s take a quick look at the future. The crystal ball is showing me a date… July 1, 2026, I see Connor McDavid and… is that a Leafs jersey he’s wearing? Huh, that’ll go over well in Edmonton I’m sure.

Los Angeles Kings: Drew Doughty is ridiculously overpaid for a guy who went from “the best defenseman in the league” to a player who has a negative effect on his team’s performance in almost every shift now.

San Jose Sharks: You botched the Karlsson trade. Big time. Instead of a young superstar-in-the-making 3rd overall pick, you get the declining years of Erik Karlsson’s career for… *checks notes* 11 million per year!?

Vancouver Canucks: The burning hate you feel towards Toronto and the Leafs is a one-way street. They don’t consider you rivals, like, at all. You’re in completely different conferences, I don’t get it.

Vegas Golden Knights: That Game 7 major penalty against the Sharks was justified. Instead of complaining about it, they should have simply killed the penalty. Despite that, you have the nicest jerseys in the league (next to the Leafs of course).

NHL Seattle: Announce the damn team name already! We all know it’s the Kraken, why are you being so coy?