Recently, when interviewed by Gord Miller in between the second and third periods of the Leafs’ last game against the Anaheim Ducks, Auston Matthews did not mince words when it came to how the media’s opinion affects how he feels about his own game:
Auston Matthews doesn’t give a single damn pic.twitter.com/Pt5y0jXj6y
— Omar (@TicTacTOmar) November 29, 2021
Matthews had been struggling to score at 5-on-5, something he had been excellent at throughout his career, until the Leafs’ recent California road trip, where he scored an even strength goal in each of the Leafs’ three games against Los Angeles, San Jose, and Anaheim. Gord’s question is a fair one: it must feel good for Matthews to be returning to his typical levels of dominant 5-on-5 performance.
Matthews’ comments have sparked a bit of controversy; some have referred to the interview as him “calling out” the media, and that he’s “not a fan of” the media. To be fair, these were on Facebook, a place design to promote controversy over facts, but it still begs squashing.
Gord Miller himself, being the gem of a person that he is, mentioned that he’d been asked about …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation