Toronto Maple Leafs Lose Another Player Ahead of Red Wings Game

Toronto Maple Leafs, Petr Mrazek (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images)
Toronto Maple Leafs, Petr Mrazek (Photo by Chris Tanouye/Getty Images) /

The Toronto Maple Leafs will take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight in Toronto.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are once again in a similar situation to the one that faced them Wednesday in Chicago: Their opponent is so bad that if the Leafs win, it won’t matter, but if they lose it will be a disaster.

Helping make this an easier game is are two facts:  First, the Red Wings played last night and lost in overtime to Florida. The Leafs, on the other hand, are well rested.

Secondly, the Red Wings will be without one of their best players, Tyler Bertuzzi, who is either brainwashed by the fringe media or just incredibly selfish. Either way, he is (pathetically) the only   player in the NHL who isn’t vaccinated.

The Red Wings disgrace is the Leafs gain, however, since he can’t cross the border. It is frankly ridiculous that he’s even allowed to play in home games, and the NHL should be better than this.  But, to literally no one’s surprise, they are not.

Toronto Maple Leafs vs Red Wings

The Wings are off to a decent 4-2-2 start, but remain one of the NHL’s worst teams. The Leafs will use Petr Mrazek in net who has started only once this season before injuring himself and exiting in favor of Jack Campbell.

Hopefully Mrazek can make it through more than two periods and finish his first full game as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

To win this game, Detroit will have to hope that the Leafs bad shooting luck holds and that they can avoid the offensive explosion that is due any minute now.  On the other hand, the Leafs have a vastly superior team and will just be looking to play their game and be smart.

Auston Matthews is highly overdue to rack up a few goals, so this game shouldn’t be to troublesome for the Leafs, though that has never stopped them from blowing it before.

In other news, Michael Amadio has been claimed on waivers by the Golden Knights.

Michael Amadio only played in three games for the Leafs and failed to impress.  I still hadn’t gotten over confusing him with recent Jeopardy champ Matt Amodio so I am guessing I probably won’t miss him.

Fun Fact: The recently extended Morgan Rielly will pass Ian Turnbull to take sole possession of 25th all-time in game played. Amadio, on the other hand, ranks in a tie for 870th, as 869 other players have at least played four games for the blue and white.

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Amaio finishes with the likes of Dick Gamble and (singer?) Don McLean with three games.  We will miss you, friend.