While the Leafs lose a disaster of a game to the Tampa Bay Lightning, ex-Leaf Patrick Marleau scores in his first game since signing with his original team on a one-year deal.
Marleau scores in his first game back pic.twitter.com/MEolEhtlbO
— Sharks on NBCS (@NBCSSharks) October 11, 2019
Sometimes the world is just cruel and wants everyone to know how much things can go wrong at any moment.
If losing 7-3 to a team they hope to be somewhere close to after all 82 regular season games are finished, isn’t bad enough, a 40-year-old winger that they had to pay a hefty price of their 2020 first-round draft pick to get rid of, scoring within the first period of his season debut is just a dagger through the heart.
Toronto had to give the Carolina Hurricanes their first-round selection for an upcoming draft — that is supposed to be stacked to the brim with young talent — just so that they can buy out the remaining $6.25-million on his contract.
He then of course signed a one-year, $700,000 contract with his only other team that he’s played with and promptly destroyed all hopes and dreams of Leafs fans heading into the weekend.
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation