Craig Button teed off on the Leafs again, this time saying Matthews and Marner need to be better

It’s a TRIFECTA! For the third time this week, Craig Button has teed off on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hey, if it ain’t broke, why fix it? Bad-mouthing The Centre Of The Universe, especially when times are as tense as they are right now, is a great way to get your name in the news cycle.

I thought Button’s comments earlier about Auston Matthews not being in the same world as Leon Draisaitl was nothing more than cheap trolling. He’s picking a very specific nerve with the intention of starting fights between Leafs and Oilers fans, which, at the best of times, isn’t something that’s very difficult to do. You’ll get your love clicks from validation-hungry Oilers fans and hate clicks from Leafs fans.
That said, I think the comments he made the other day about the Leafs not looking like Stanley Cup contenders right now had some merit. I wrote about this already, but I’ll reiterate what I said. The team has been struggling defensively thus far, they’re giving up a wealth of quality chances, and things need to get cleaned up. They certainly have the skill to fix these …

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Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation

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