Five years ago Kyle Dubas inherited the blossoming talents of William Nylander, Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner alongside a team poised for a significant playoff run. In that time he has managed one playoff series victory, one.
Toronto Maple Leafs
“In a way, our GM’s love of the Arkells, a band that is to being rock’n roll what tofu is to being steak, might have been the ultimate tip off of the meatless future that was in store for us.”
So, the idotic NHL playoff setup that had the second and third place teams in the East playing in the first round lets the Leafs off the hook right? The fact Toronto went seven games with the Champs and lost by just one goal excuses things right? We can all just mourn the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, right?
It may be the best Leafs team in the past fifty years. But what does that mean?
“Let me tell you a hockey law here first- You can’t count on a guy who tapes his stick like a candy cane. You can’t. And if you didn’t know that before the last two years Alex Kerfoot should have proven it to you by now. “
“I feel like too often Dubas was just shuffling Nick Petan’s on the Titanic…”
“And there it was. The name, the soul, for our podcast. The Nowhere Bus.”
“Jason Spezza just did not want our season to end today. He played with that level of urgency. […]
October 4, 2018 by Darren Clarke (Photos via Wiki Commons) “We’re all working together, that’s the secret.” Sam […]