Toronto Maple Leafs: Top 5 Worst Leafs Moments of 2020

TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 09: Joonas Korpisalo #70 and Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shake hands with John Tavares #91 and Jason Spezza #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs after winning 3-0 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 09, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 09: Joonas Korpisalo #70 and Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shake hands with John Tavares #91 and Jason Spezza #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs after winning 3-0 in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Qualification Round prior to the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Scotiabank Arena on August 09, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) /
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
1 of 6
Next
Toronto Maple Leafs
TORONTO, ONTARIO – AUGUST 09: Joonas Korpisalo #70 and Nick Foligno #71 of the Columbus Blue Jackets shake hands with John Tavares #91 and Jason Spezza #19 of the Toronto Maple Leafs   (Photo by Andre Ringuette/Freestyle Photo/Getty Images) /

2020 was not a year that the Toronto Maple Leafs will want to remember.

Although the Toronto Maple Leafs provided a ton of entertainment in the 34 games they played this calendar year, it was usually because something bad happened.

The Leafs over the years have been a lot like a car-crash to me. No matter how bad it is, you can’t look away. Part of me lives off the pain this team gives me. I know that sounds sick, but the pain will make it that much sweeter when they win.

As crazy as it seems, the Leafs actually had a losing record in 2020. After the Mike Babcock firing seemed to turnaround the season, the team somehow finished with a 16-18 record in the 2020 calendar year. Four of those losses came in overtime/shootout, but still. When I look back at this season, it feels like the second half was trending in the right direction, but clearly it wasn’t.

I’m typically pretty positive about the Leafs, but that number is troubling. Although I do think that 2021 will bring a playoff win and positives vibes to Toronto, I could’ve swore that 2020 saw some better results.

But, hey, I guess that’s kind of how 2020 goes. Even the good times aren’t that good. As tough as it may be, let’s take a look at the worst moments for the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2020. And cheers to 2021 providing much more happier and fulfilling moments than the ones you’re about to read.