The Leafs blew the second game of their home-and-home series with the Bruins tonight, losing 4-2 and officially putting themselves out of contention for the playoffs. Boo freakin' hoo.
Am I surprised that the Leafs won't be seeing any post-season action this year? Absolutely not. However, I have mixed feelings about it, as any fan should. Part of me would have liked to have seen them sneak in, but let's be honest, it was too little too late. Yes, they have played exciting hockey lately and gone on an improbable tear, but they ran out of gas at the end. You want to know why? I'll tell you why: because this is a team mostly made up of overpaid third and fourth liners (i.e. almost everyone who isn't Mats Sundin, Tomas Kaberle, or Vesa Toskala) assembled by a half-assed, piss-poor management who wouldn't know their heads from their arses on a good day, let alone know much about what makes a good hockey player/team.
What I hope this third straight year of missing the playoffs teaches the chimps at MLSE is that this team is crap and it's time to blow it up and start all over again. This is the first time in 80 years that the Leafs have missed the playoffs for three straight seasons, the last time being the 1926 through 1928 seasons, and speaking for Leafs Nation: THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
P.S. Brian McCabe, you suck. Go back to Long Island because we don't want you anymore...