Wednesday, April 25, 2018

As I Said About a Leafs Defeat (The Elimi Nation)

I did not watch most of game seven tonight between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins but I did catch the last half of the third period. The Bruins came back from a one goal deficit at the beginning of the final frame, pumping in four unanswered goals to defeat the "Buds" by a score of 7 to 4. (For some strange reason this reminds me of game seven between these two clubs back in 2013: Boston was down by a few and blew back to eliminate Toronto from the playoffs there, too.)

Here's my post from April the 14th. Oh, don't forget to pick your favourite "hot type"....

Yes, the Habs (the Montreal Canadiens ice hockey club) are gone and are probably readying a stream of golf tournaments. As a longtime fan, I understand this incontrovertible fact....dear old friend; Leafs Nation, friend.

Sport casts reality we cannot accept, at times.

Habs fan or not, I can easily imagine sports writers casting hot type a week from now:

"The Leafs have some issues to address before they can promote themselves as serious Stanley Cup contenders"... "It was a fine regular season run but it goes to show you the playoffs are a much tougher league"... "All those young Leafs players have to be convinced it's important to carry their play from the regular season into the playoffs"... "It's been said the playoffs separate the men from the boys; an aphorism which required but a few games to entomb a certain club in ice"... "The facts are incontrovertible: the Toronto Maple Leafs' icebound scramblings were not good enough."

Check back here a week from now....

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