I don’t really know what to say here folks, but I guess it’s pretty simple. The Leafs do not need to hold a summit over every regular season loss. We can all agree that losing to the Oilers is embarrassing, but it some how seems less embarrassing when McDavid and Draisaitl take over the game.
You can point to the other names appearing on the score sheet, but that doesn’t change that only one goal was scored by the Oilers with neither McDavid or Draisaitl on the ice.
Anyways, back to the “issues” stemming from the game…
1. The Leafs need someone to shutdown Connor McDavid
Allow me to humbly suggest that this player does not exist. We can fondly reflect on how great Nazem Kadri was at getting under McDavid’s skin, but we can equally point out that Justin Holl did pretty darn well against him during the game in Edmonton.
The reality of McDavid is that he is so far beyond anyone in this league that no one is going to shut him down and making an issue out of stopping him is a fool’s errand. …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation