Playing in front of a full building for the first time in what seems like years, the Toronto Maple Leafs welcomed fans back in style.
Just kidding! The Toronto Maple Leafs had their worst game of the season, and were booed off the ice.
Which, come to think of it, is pretty on brand.
Go Leafs Go!
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Buffalo Sabres
Oooh yeah….um….as the Leafs resident apologist and biggest fan, I don’t really know what to tell you about this one.
Just kidding, I know exactly what to say: Who cares?
I can’t help being honestly amused as I scroll through Twitter after the game, reading so many “I told you so”s and so many “this team is going nowheres”…..I mean, it’s one game! The Leafs just had a three game winning streak, and have wins recently against Carolina, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh and Minnesota, so the good by far outweighs the bad.
But, this game was a dud.
No one had a good game.
Peter Mrazek was awful.
Sheldon Keefe? From the fact that Alex Kerfoot played the same amount 5v5 as Auston Matthews to thinking that Sandin on his wrong side would be a good partner for Morgan “Defense” Rielly, he also had a bad game.
The refs – well I saw more than one penalty, but that didn’t make the difference.
Any time you are making Tage Thompson – which doesn’t even sound like a real name – look like a superstar, you didn’t have a good game.
Matthews – two shots – unacceptable.
Tavares, same thing.
Marner zero shots.
You aren’t gonna win a lot of games when your three best players, who should end up combining for about 300 points, get a combined four shots.
It was a lousy game, and I don’t really feel like talking anymore about it, so I will just address the latest Toronto Maple Leafs rumour instead:
Should the Toronto Maple Leafs Trade for Max Domi?
No way. I personally wouldn’t pick Domi off waivers. I don’t like the views he’s shared about politics in the past – found them pretty disgusting and uninformed, to be honest – and I don’t think he’s a good hockey player. He doesn’t seem like someone people would like having on the team, so you’d be risking chemistry big time bringing him aboard.
Further more, Domi is horrible defensively, and has scored at a lower 5v5 rate than Alex Kerfoot over the last three seasons. Since he is worse offensively and defensively than Kerfoot, he can’t play on the Leafs second line.
He certainly wouldn’t replace Michael Bunting on the first line, and the Leafs third line is purely for defensive reasons, ruling him out there.
Should the Toronto Maple Leafs trade for one of the worst contracts in the league to play on their fourth line, the only line in which he could improve the team? Absolutely not.