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Will the Maple Leafs game be cancelled tonight?

With no bus or plane service, how will the Leafs get to Winnipeg?

Greyhound bus and Beck taxi under an elevated bridge in... Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

Disastrously bad news Toronto Maple Leafs fans!

Greyhound Bus Lines have just announced they’re shutting down all inter-Canadian routes. That means the popular Toronto-Sudbury-Thunder Bay-Winnipeg route is no longer in operation. “How does this affect the Maple Leafs?” you ask? Well this route was the Leafs only way to get to their games in Winnipeg.

Winnipeg famously doesn’t have an airport, planes can’t take off or land due to the huge amounts of blackflies constantly hovering over the city, and the only VIA train route into the game doesn’t run on Fridays because CP Rail has right of way on all train lines and they use Fridays to drag race the locomotives.

The lack of transit into and out of Winnipeg is bad news for the future opponents of the ironically named Jets*. Teams will now have to fly into Grand Forks, North Dakota, rent a few mid-size sedans, and caravan up the highway to town. This puts the Jets* at a distinct advantage for all future home games.

Well, until they move to Houston in a few years.

Now some news!

Hurricanes have it right, the Leafs are lucky they lost those games to Montreal.

Matthews for Hart because...he’s Auston Matthews.

A week? We have to wait a week? That’s ridiculous.

Speaking of ridiculous.

I don’t even know what to say to that.

Okay Leafs, you know where to get him now.

I want to too! He probably has a better chance.

The Maple Leafs are 4th, so up yours Sportsnet.

Alright folks, it’s going to be a hot one today. Stay hydrated, wear sunscreen, and Go Leafs Go!