Now is not the time to move on from Mitch Marner

Another year, another first round elimination for the Toronto Maple Leafs, technically.
Every season, this team surprises us. This year, it was the highs of a three-goal comeback against the Columbus Blue Jackets to the lows of losing to David Ayres, who practices with the Maple Leafs and was also a zamboni driver — it was all weird.
Don’t forget that we’re still going through a pandemic, which there won’t likely be a vaccine for until early January, according to science.
Beyond all of that though, the Maple Leafs, again, were ousted out of the first round for the fourth straight year, which is disappointing.
“It’s hard to put it all into words.” Said Morgan Rielly after the game, and I think we can all agree with him there. I’m sitting here trying to write this and have struggled to put five sentences together in the first hour.
It’s definitely disappointing, but I wonder, did people really expect anything different?
I feel comfortable saying I did after game four. The thought from me was that the win would spark change in this group for the better, …

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Author: Nick Barden / The Leafs Nation

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