So long 2020. You sucked. Kinda on a global scale, but of course from a Leafs standpoint too. Whether it was losing to Columbus in the play-in round, when Toronto was the host city or losing to an emergency backup goaltender who is on your own payroll, the Leafs managed to remind us that this franchise has a unique history in the NHL and some things seemingly can only happen to the Leafs.
Fast forward to 2021 and I think there’s some renewed optimism of most of The Leafs Nation contributors and despite what history has shown us, there is a feeling that 2021 could be a really special year, but this time special in a good way. Though, really whatever happens on the ice I think I can deal with it as long as someone pumps me full of COVID vaccine and I can sit around around an airport Chili’s pounding cold ones on a flight to some place warm again without the fear of feeling like Patrick Dempsey in Outbreak.
We’ll start by wishing you all a happy and healthy 2021, and now onto the Leafs predictions…
Auston Matthews scores 40 in 56 (is this bold enough?)
Matthews was …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation