May 15, 2013
Tough getting over epic Maple Leafs collapse
By ROB LONGLEY, QMI Agency

How long will it take for Maple Leafs goaltender James Reimer to get over the Game 7 collapse against the Bruins? Only he knows, perhaps he will tell all when he meets with the media today. (Reuters)

If there was a tendency to play sports psychologist during the Maple Leafs season-ending exit meetings on Wednesday, the team’s management and coaching staff avoided it.

The wounds will heal eventually, was the apparent strategy, along with the belief that the mental strength that helped them to succeed as professional athletes will serve as therapy on its own.

“Some will be more affected by this than others, that will always be the case,” Leafs vice-president of hockey operations, Dave Poulin, said Wednesday in an interview. “Everybody digests a situation like this in their own matter.



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