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
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
New photo goodness from Vintage Leafs