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Title - Tim Cornett, Corky's Crease
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Maple Leafs get pounded in Columbus, There is always next year,
By Tim Cornett
HometownHockey.ca


Maple Leafs get pounded in Columbus, There is always next year,
The Toronto Maple Leafs played their 81st game of the season Wednesday night; a roadie in Columbus. The match featured two teams that won’t be in the playoffs this year, but for different reasons. The Blue Jackets were hit hard by injuries, and lost over 500 man games because of them. The Leafs? Not so lucky. At least that would explain why a team that looked so good on paper at the start of the season could be as dismal as they were. As the saying goes, there’s always next year. But that saying is growing old, because they’ve been using it since 1967.
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Windsor - April 9, 2015 - The Toronto Maple Leafs played their 81st game of the season Wednesday night; a roadie in Columbus. The match featured two teams that won’t be in the playoffs this year, but for different reasons. The Blue Jackets were hit hard by injuries, and lost over 500 man games because of them. The Leafs? Not so lucky. At least that would explain why a team that looked so good on paper at the start of the season could be as dismal as they were. As the saying goes, there’s always next year. But that saying is growing old, because they’ve been using it since 1967. This years’ team rivaled any of the numerous bad ones from the Ballard years. And if you’re a Leafs fan, you know there were some bad ones.

Enough of that, though. It’s time (again) to look forward, and with a high pick in this years’ entry draft, (stop me if you’ve heard that one before) the tide could turn. I can’t wait for April 18th to see where the Buds will select. Visions of McDavid have danced in Leafs’ fans heads since Christmas, and while I would be the first to dance in the streets if the Buds’ won the lottery first pick, I don’t think that’s going to happen. This draft , however, is a good one, so it’s pretty much a slam dunk that the Leafs’ pick will be a good one.

It’s reasonable to assume (and hope) that some players not likely wearing blue and white in September (depending who you listen to), include Kessel, Bozak, Phaneuf, Lupul, Bernier, Booth and Brewer. They may all be on the move. The return for these guys should be a boat load of picks and/or prospects. Hope will spring eternal on June 26th; Draft Day.

As for this day and the game in Columbus?

Leafs lost.

But you already knew that.

TC out.

Follow Me on TwitterTim Cornett is a lifelong resident of Windsor and a diehard fan of the Windsor Spitfires, Toronto Maple Leafs, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Pittsburgh Steelers, and just to be different, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles - ('hey, if my father-in-law can have two favourite hockey teams, I can have two favourite baseball teams!') Tim is a photographer by profession, with a love of writing. 'Whatnot' pays homage to his late father Jim's long running Windsor Star column 'Who, When and Whatnot.' If you have questions or wish to contact the biggest Doobie Brothers fan in Essex County, you can email him at tcornett@ourhometown.ca



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