If I wrote this at 4PM on Monday I think there would be an entirely different tone to this. The would be a lot more angry about Tyson Barrie not being dealt, and screeching about how high end players shouldn’t be allowed to hit unrestricted free agency when you are a bubble team.
There probably would have been arguments for further dissection of the roster, cutting deeper and showing Kerfoot and Kapanen the door as well, whether the mythical top pairing right shooting defenseman appeared or not.
There would be some rock kicking about how a team that has looked disengaged for the past two seasons has managed to buy itself another playoff run together, but there would have also been some excitement about Calle Rosen coming back, because I’m not a complete monster and I love defensive depth.
2020 5th Rd Pick
2020 3rd Rd Pick
2021 3rd Rd Pick*
Leaping forward to now
I’m not sure, I’m willing to say, I get what Kyle Dubas did, but I’m willing to say that I understand it.
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation