December 18 2014 10:01PM
Never in doubt! Hot streak or not, this team drives me up a wall!
December 18 2014 07:47PM
The Leafs dropped the ball tonight and lost 4-1 to the Carolina Hurricanes, ending their win streak at 6.
December 18 2014 11:14AM
If you've been a follower of the Leafs for a while, you understand three simple rules:
- A Toronto-born player from a visiting team will always score a goal in front of family and friends at the ACC.
- A former Leaf will do the same, no matter where the game is played.
- Mid-week games against the Hurricanes are a f**king trap. Also see: Panthers.
December 17 2014 03:41PM
December 17 2014 12:30PM
It's the same story, different year it seems. Night after night, the Leafs get out-shot, out-played, out-possessed, but almost never outscored. The Leafs are currently on a 10-1-1 streak right now playing some very good teams in the process and beating them handily to boot. But they haven't played all that great, they've just been scoring by the boatloads while the goaltenders bail them out.
The truth is, this happens to every team, even bad ones. Buffalo was on a 10-3-0 tear before last night and for a while Calgary seemed destined for the playoffs with an Avalanche-like season. But the smoke and mirrors of PDO-fueled play almost never lasts, and surely any Leafs fan (painfully) knows that by now.
At the same time, it's obviously a bit curious that this sort of thing happens to the Leafs every single year, like clockwork. The rule of thumb is that all teams' PDO will regress towards 100, but there always exceptions to the rule.