Grabo's OT winner in Montreal, and Kessel's goal against the Jets - both games I was watching with friends, and both games the goals made me go absolutely mental.
Overall, the start of the season was pretty good - I remember the first time we played Boston, and how fast paced the first period was and full of chances. The game was televised on national TV, and Ray Farraro was showing a highlight package of all the chances in the first period and one thing he said stood out, even now:
"When you get two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference going head to head, your going to get quality plays and quality scoring chances.
I got giddy from him calling us one of the top teams in the conference; tweeted "I could get used to that". Foolish be believed him for a little while too.
Oddly enough - and I don't want ppl to say I'm a Debbie downer etc., but the moment the Leafs were officially eliminated from the playoffs, despite it being on the card for weeks, was the rubber stamp on the season. The reason that sticks out was because it was officially time to move forward and look ahead. Something that we should all be doing.
I actually quite enjoyed the goal that made it 4-1 against Washington in the video posted. Just something about the way it flowed to each player, the no look pass by Lupul, and the hustle he gave to get the puck in front of the net.
when the leafs fans in the front row above the players bench dont show up for the first 5 minutes of the 2nd period cause there late from the intermission... i think this is the main reason why we keep not making the playoffs
With the 5th overall pick the Toronto Maple Leafs select........
Originally Posted by pooleboy
best part of the season- when the leafs pick 5th
Originally Posted by Chandrashekhar Limit
Knowing that we'll be picking top 5.
Pretty difficult to select favorite moments from a very forgettable season. But my favorite moment is non-Leafs related actually. It was when Vernon Fiddler did an awesome impression of Kevin Bieksa of the Canucks.....and Alain Vigneault (Nucks coach) was caught on camera laughing hysterically at the opponent mocking his own player. Vigneault could not gather his composure. It was fantastic. I would post the link but its not Leaf related so I won't bother, but if you haven't seen it....you must. Funny as hell.
Does anybody remember the goal that Dion? scored assisted by Kessel?
I'm pretty sure it was on the PP because Kessel was along the boards, he then made a sick pass through a defender's legs across ice to Phaneuf who scored on the open net.... I don't know why, but that goal was a pretty big highlight to me, beautiful pass....