The Slide for Stamkos continues
The Maple Leafs' worst losses of the season:
Oct. 9: 7-1 v. Carolina
Oct. 29: 7-1 v. Washington
Nov. 6: 5-1 at Ottawa
Nov. 24: 5-1 at Phoenix
Dec. 29: 6-1 v. NY Rangers
Jan. 9: 5-0 at Anaheim
Feb. 5: 8-0 v. Florida
That's pretty awful, especially considering all of the six-plus goals against games came at home.
And tonight was as bad as it gets.
The Panthers have had a heckuva time scoring goals this season, but the floodgates opened at the Air Canada Centre as Richard Zednik (!) recorded a hat trick in an 8-0 romp.
And it's anyone's guess at this point what Andrew Raycroft is still doing with an NHL team.
(Steve Simmons had the best line on that one last weekend: "Best way for the Leafs to get Steve Stamkos in the draft: Start Andrew Raycroft the rest of the regular season.")
So, what Pension Plan Puppets calls the Slide for Stamkos rolls on, and with Los Angeles and Tampa Bay both winning, Toronto's within four points of last overall.
And next year?
Tank for Tavares.
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