Normally with these columns, I try to keep them well-researched, well-thought out, so that even though it is opinionated, it’s supported by facts and not just bold claims.
That’s not happening tonight.
Unfortunately, my emotions are too high right now to form any sense of a coherent, well-informed thought.
Now, I will start this off by saying it’s not over. We’re going into the game tomorrow, and if the Leafs have shown us anything over the last few years, they know how to play when their backs are against the wall. The series is still easily winnable, especially with the skill on this team.
But it doesn’t feel like it, does it? In the end, it doesn’t matter with this team. We can play that grit-grindy physical style of hockey that everyone says works in the playoffs like the 2013 team, but it’ll end in disappointment. We can have some the best skill in the league, but it’ll end in disappointment. It just doesn’t matter.
When Nick Robertson scored to make it 3-0, I felt happy. Happier than I had been in a …
Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation