Tonight marks the end of an era. A long, overdue goodbye to a harmful piece of the Leafs organization that despite having a large number of fans supporting him, never really had the success to match it.
(Tyler Bozak? Colton Orr? Dave Nonis? Peter Horacheck? Who knows, really. But this was likely the last hurrah for one or more of the gentlemen of the Leafs’ brass.)
Oh, and the Leafs played a somewhat entertaining 4-3 hockey game against their rival Montreal Canadiens.
There will be a number of articles coming up on TLN analyzing the Leafs season and offseason as a whole, so I’ll keep this article short, sweet, and on what it’s meant to be: analysis of the hockey game that just occurred.
Phil Kessel rounded out at a solid 25 goals on the year. Say what you want about his season, but that’s not an easy task in the NHL.
Tyler Bozak managed his 23rd of the year as well, while Plekanec, Desharnais, and Jacob De La Rose scored for Montreal.
Alex Galchenyuk scored the shootout winner.
Just kidding, as already mentioned, Casey Bailey scored his first career NHL goal. Too early to tell how he’ll fit in the Leafs’ future, but that’s always a nice story.
Despite the miscues, drama, jokes, losses, losses, and more losses, there’s one really sad but important truth from this conclusion game:
No Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey until October. 🙁