Auston Matthews is going to break the 50-goal plateau. He’s also very likely going to break Rick Vaive’s single-season franchise goal record. You know, barring some kind of disaster, of course.
Well, here we are. Back at the beginning of the month when everything was normal, I took a look at the season Matthews was having and compared it to the best seasons seen in Maple Leafs history. Matthews was on pace to put together the best offensive season very seen by a Leaf, but the COVID-19 pandemic has seemingly thrown that out the window.
We can’t yet say for sure, but all logic points to the 2019-20 season being cancelled. Maybe there’ll still be playoffs this summer, but it doesn’t seem feasible that the remaining regular-season games will be played. That means Matthews ends up with 47 goals in 70 games, just three shy of the illustrious 50-goal plateau and one shy of Alex Ovechkin and David Pastrnak for the Rocket Richard Trophy.
It’s a shame that he wasn’t able to reach any of the milestones he was chasing, but this is just the beginning for Matthews. …
Author: Cam Lewis / The Leafs Nation