so disappointed that max domi’s first name isn’t tyson
rt if u get the joke
fav if u get the joke
— incarcerated bobby (@bobbycappucino) January 9, 2015
The Toronto Maple Leafs managed to lose another game, this time the Arizona Coyotes.
Those guys were supposed to be bad, right?
The Leafs came very, very close to winning this one. Like… within a few seconds of winning this one, game-seven style.
Unfortunately. the Arizona Coyotes are this year’s Calgary Flames, Max Domi is unREAL, and it’s hard to outshoot your opponents and still win when the score becomes 2-1 before the opposition has even taken their ninth shot on net. Toronto stormed back, just not fast enough.
At this point, I’m sounding like a broken record. “The possession stats looked good for Toronto and they put in a ton of effort!” only sounds nice when you also get to occasionally accompany it with “that effort won them a game!”.
Unfortunately, that probably won’t happen too soon. Arizona played the entire game without Antoine Vermette and lost perenially-injured centre Martin Hanzal halfway through the game; if Toronto can’t beat Arizona without their questionable top two centres, it’s going to be a fairly long year.
Also, the veterans keep making me want to pull my hair out.
Dion Phaneuf will be the reason Leafs give up an empty netter.
— Platinum Seat Ghosts (@3rdPeriodSuits) October 27, 2015
Overall, this was a nice effort from the majority of Toronto, and I’m just sorry that I have to keep saying that. All I have to offer is this: trust me. Coming straight to you from Phoenix, Arizona, I promise it gets better. The pieces from tonight’s roster that Toronto should keep moving forward were almost all blue liners, and those are the guys who will benefit most from a year of Corsi losing.
Hey, look! Toronto out-possessed the opponent and lost. This is the ghost of Randy Carlyle coming back to haunt this team, I’m telling you.
Am I trolling the world right now? Sure.
Do I care? Hell no.
Tie Domi dominated the broadcast here in Arizona, and his son looked incredible. Plus, Max Domi is a blue warrior in the sense that he’s either showing Toronto fans what they’ve got to look forward to when Nylander, Brown, Kapanen, and Marner hit the NHL… or he’s giving them more fodder to show how stupid people get when they’re desperate to be happy again.
My roomate with a straight face…”I think The Coyotes should trade Max Domi to the Leafs for Kadri”
— Sudbury (@smokestack705) October 26, 2015
@KadriClub Trade Marner for Max Domi…clearly the best knight on the team last season!
— JD (@JDrew03) October 25, 2015
With a loss to the Coyotes now behind them, Toronto can focus on facing the team that gave up one of their best prospects to Arizona – the New York Rangers.
They’ve got this asshole named Chris Kreider who likes to toe the line when it comes to playing around goalies, they’ve got some speedy guy named Rick Nash, and they’ve got Montreal’s worst given up asset, captain Ryan McDonagh. Oh, and some guy named Henrik Lundqvist, who is Jesus Himself in my eyes and overrated to probably 3/4 of you reading this.
That should be an interesting game, because New York is still hard to figure out and could actually drop a game to Toronto if the Leafs play their cards right. Time to put this one behind us, and look ahead to hopefully brighter days.