Moritz Seider was 17 days old the last time the Maple Leafs won more playoff series than the Red Wings in a postseason.
Lucas Raymond wasn’t born.
— Winging It In Motown (@wingingitmotown) May 15, 2022
For reference that’s the 2000-01 first round loss to the Kings where the Leafs made it ALL THE WAY to the 2nd round before bowing out like chumps.
To be honest I was telling myself all series long that no matter who was eliminated I would be happy about it, but the longer the series went, the more I found myself actually rooting for the Lightning. I feel filthy.
Now with a choice between the potential threepeaters with Corey Perry and Florida with my new favorite “old guy who everybody else seems to like but I’d rather eat pine-needles for a week than root for” Joe Thornton, I’m just pulling for the Metro at this point (and desperately hoping that this doesn’t mean I ever have to say Go Penguins).