Another year, another season ending in disappointment for Maple Leafs fans.
Toronto will not be advancing to the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs’ 2019-20 campaign came to an end Sunday night via a 3-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 5 of the teams’ qualifying series. Toronto fans surely don’t need the reminder, but you’d have to go all the way back to the 2003-04 season for the last time the Maple Leafs won a postseason series.
Following Toronto’s shutout loss to Columbus at Scotiabank Arena, countless folks on Twitter trolled and poked fun at the Maple Leafs for yet another early exit.
NHL teams that have not won a postseason series since the lockout-cancelled season 15 years ago:
-Toronto Maple Leafs
That is all.
— Rob Williams (@RobTheHockeyGuy) August 10, 2020
The last time the Toronto Maple Leafs won a playoff series…the movie "Dodgeball" was two months away from being released. pic.twitter.com/KnCcN2jLWY
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 10, 2020
How did the Maple Leafs vs. Blue Jackets series go? pic.twitter.com/JdEuB3DM8s
— Everything Hockey (@EHClothing) August 10, 2020
— Dave Congdon (@DaveCongdon18) August 10, 2020
— Since Leafs Last Cup (@LeafsIastCup) August 10, 2020
Maple Leafs trajectory
2015: Miss playoffs
2016: Miss playoffs
Draft Matthews, future is bright with young players
2017: 1st round exit
2018: 1st round exit
Sign Tavares, they will finally take the next step
2019: 1st round exit
2020: Miss playoffs pic.twitter.com/AKkSC1xIvR
— Bryce Chevallier (@FauxCentre) August 10, 2020
The writing was on the wall when the Maple Leafs couldn’t beat their own Zamboni driver, really.
— Chris Walder (@WalderSports) August 10, 2020
We imagine Maple Leafs supporters are growing tired of hearing this, but there’s always next season.