The 95th NHL season for the Toronto Maple Leafs
has come to a close. They will miss the playoffs for the seventh straight year, which becomes the longest current drought in the league. It will be five months until we see the blue & white step on the ice again, hopefully with some major roster changes in key positions. Over the next week or so we'll all hear a ton about what went wrong and who deserves blame (actually, we've already seen a lot of this), but there are some good things to take away as well. The Leafs will draft first, fifth, or sixth overall in June, which gives them a solid shot at selecting Sarnia Sting center Alex Galchenyuk. Phil Kessel
scored 82 points in 82 games, which makes him one of only eighteen forwards
to score at a PPG pace (before age 25) since the lockout. And we've seen the last of Jonas Gustavsson
in a Toronto uniform. All solid results of what turned out to be a pretty disappointing season.
Playoffs begin Wednesday. Go Blues
. Links after the jump...
This is the end, my only friend...
The Leafs Nation recaps the final game
Game 82: Game in 8.1%
Quick hits from MLHS
Marlies rally to beat Grand Rapids in OT
Recap from MarliesHQ
Canucks or Senators: Who should be Canada's team?
New stuff from DGB
Ellis, Keon, Leeman, and more
New photo goodness from Vintage Leafs