One of the most blatantly fixed games ever – all in support of the Boston Bruins running all the way to the Stanley Cup win to pay tribute to the Boston Unbombing.
They call it a collapse – the only explanation if you don’t understand that pro sports, like news, is entertainment. The only way to fix fear or elation is to script the story.
I’ll never get excited for another Leafs game again.
Perhaps the brand new Golden Knights will take it all this year in the same way to pay tribute to the Las Vegas hoax shooting.
The Maple Leafs are back in the playoffs against the Boston Bruins, the team that broke the hearts of Leaf fans everywhere on May 13, 2013. For many fans, Game 7 of the first round of the 2013 playoffs is still fresh in their memories: The Leafs had a 4-1 lead with five minutes to go. After a nine-year post-season hiatus, it looked like Toronto was set for a playoff run. But then, an epic collapse.