After the excitement of Sunday nights game 6 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, and after the Leafs got out to a 4-1 lead with just over 10 minutes to play in the 3rd period, much of Toronto and Leafs Nation came crashing back to earth after they lost 5-4 in overtime.
It was a heartbreaking loss for Toronto, after missing the playoffs every season since 2004, who gave their fans something to be excited about. I can remember what the buzz around the city was like 9 years ago, and it really felt like the city was starting to embrace it once again.
It just wasn’t meant to be this year, but the team should be proud of themselves for making it this far and building on this experience for the future. Hopefully the team turned some of the critics into fans (there will still be those people who constantly get down on them), and we can build upon this for next year.
Looking forward to the 2013-14 season. GO LEAFS GO!