May 1, 2013
Maple Leafs' ugly loss, period by period
By STEVE BUFFERY, QMI Agency
Everyone seemed pretty excited about Nazem Kadri’s “It’s a very, very winnable series” quote on Wednesday morning. It was the main headline on the Sun website and led off a couple of sports radio updates.
And I get it, it’s a great quote. But the bottom line is, if the Leafs don’t have that attitude, what would be the point of playing? I think a more telling quote would have been if Kadri said something like: “We have no hope against the Bruins. We’re doomed. Why are we even here?”
Sadly, after Wednesday’s sub-par performance, “the very winnable” quote will be thrown in Kadri’s face (wrongly). In fact, it started on Twitter before the game was even over and will be one of the storylines on Thursday ... I’ve noticed every newspaper and sports network has listed numerous “keys to victory” for the Leafs — the Phil Kessel line rising above Zdeno Chara, secondary scoring, James Reimer, etc.
At last count, there were 479 keys to victory for the Leafs.