VIDEO: Maple Leafs Were a Literal Comedy of Errors Wednesday Night vs the Avalanche
By Jerry Trotta
The struggles of the Toronto Maple Leafs, who currently sit in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference with a 13-13-4 record, stand as one of the most surprising storylines of the NHL season. Head coach Mike Babcock was fired but even that wasn't enough to provide a spark as the Leafs have dropped three of four after winning three straight. One of those L's included the one the Avalanche handed them on Wednesday night, and one particular sequence during that game perfectly summarizes their season thus far.
This is the kind of footage you'd expect to see in a pickup game at your local rink, not from an NHL side with Stanley Cup expectations.
Running into your teammate to create a turnover and have the other team go the length of the ice to punish the back of the net with a wrist shot is as laughable as it gets.
Your 2019-2020 Maple Leafs, ladies and gents.