Welcome to a new segment, where we collect bad takes, dismantle arguments and dispel myths being circulated in sports publications and social media about the Toronto Maple Leafs.
#3. ‘The fix is in! The draft lottery is definitely rigged for Toronto.’
The outcome of the NHL’s draft lottery was chaotic hilarity or unmitigated disaster depending on who you ask, but there’s a poetic justice in an extremely-flawed draft format going just about as bad as it possibly could.
Having a mystery team win the Alexis Lafreniere lottery predictably set Twitter on fire, with some folks warming up their takes on the burning embers:
Since the Leafs are incapable of doing it themselves, the NHL is doing it for them. The fix is in and they’ll get this kid. But they’ll still screw things up. https://t.co/l8Lvo39eiF
— Norris McDonald (@NorrisMcDonald2) June 27, 2020
I do not mean to pick on Norris here, but I have seen a lot of this type of comment since the outcome was revealed. People are terrified of the Leafs being good in the first place, but giving them a 12.5% chance of landing Lafreniere if …
Author: Mark Norman / The Leafs Nation