The Leafs are bad right now. Six losses in a row, two regulation wins in sixteen, an inability to win unless Frederik Andersen is in net, and no home games for another ten days.
Things are at the lowest point of the Mike Babcock era, and that includes a last-place finish in the NHL and a couple of heartbreaking Game 7 losses in Boston.
The Leafs appear broken, but it’s a different kind of broken. It’s not like you can blame Auston Matthews, who’s got 14 goals and 27 points in 23 games. It’s not like you can blame Kyle Dubas, who despite an overpay or two or six has still made enough changes to a roster that is underperforming their potential. And even if you want to blame Mike Babcock… it’s hard to solely pin every single one of the Leafs’ shortcomings on him. There’s something rotten here right now, but I have a solution to stop the bleeding a little. A jersey throw.
You remember it. A staple of the 2014-15 season, where the Leafs felt they should’ve been competing in the playoffs, but were stuck tinkering through another rinky-dink Randy Carlyle (and eventually, Peter …
Author: Adam Laskaris / The Leafs Nation