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The Toronto Maple Leafs have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs after losing to the Montréal Canadiens in 7 games

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs after losing to the Montréal Canadiens in 7 games

HockeyMods

/r/all here is your context: The Toronto Maple Leafs are the most popular NHL franchise (on reddit).* They were the overwhelming favorites of this matchup and were leading 3-1 in the series then lost 3 consecutive games to lose the series. They have not won a winner-take-all playoff game in 4 consecutive years, have not won a playoff series since 2004, and have not won a Stanley Cup since 1967. There's a lot more, but the mixture of being the most popular franchise and not having success makes a perfect storm. ^^* ^^How ^^popular? ^^Their ^^subreddit ^^has ^^137k ^^subscribers, ^^the ^^next ^^largest ^^is ^^at ^^73k. ^^Nearly ^^double ^^the ^^amount ^^of ^^fans. ^^Edit: ^^Added ^^the ^^text ^^\(on ^^reddit) ^^to ^^the ^^qualifier ^^as ^^some ^^fanbases ^^argue ^^they're ^^more ^^popular ^^outside ^^of ^^reddit. ^^You ^^be ^^the ^^judge ^^in ^^the ^^comments ^^below.


bootbl4ck

When ICU nurses start booing, you know you're fucked.


Ok-Republic7611

Reminds me of an old Russian joke Patient is being wheeled through a hospital Patient: Excuse me nurse, where are we going? Nurse: The morgue Patient: But I'm not dead yet! Nurse: We're not there yet


Austin63867

Finally. Life has returned to normal.


arboraborealis

Nature is healing


MentalCorruption

At least they brought in 500 front line workers to confirm that the Leafs are dead


Saucy6

Code blue! Code blue!


watanabelover69

Stop, they’re already dead!


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RumpleOfTheBaileys

Not even 500 healthcare workers could save them from choking.


magicking610

Holy fuck, if Montreal didn't kill them, this did it


-GregTheGreat-

They put more effort into that joke then Marner did after game 5


magicking610

[This tweet gave me a good laugh](https://twitter.com/NickDeSouza_/status/1398992994309640193)


TingleMaps

So sad for those workers.Haven’t those people been through enough?


strideside

Ford's a sociopath


Reddits-Reckoning

"No." \- Carey Price, 2021


Poutine-Poulet-Bacon

https://i.imgur.com/wlPCS2b.gif


bobbyjumper

I knew exactly what it was going to be, but I still clicked it. Love it


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luch1991

Did you see Bergevin tapping Price extremely excited after the game? He knows Price just saved him his job and the contract was worth it.


xepa105

He's so fucking clutch with games/series on the line, it's terrifying.


RancorHi5

He is fucking terrifying. Did you see the post game interview ? That man has ice in his blood


WadeReden

Dude looked like he had just finished his morning coffee and was about to go walk his dog.


anacondatmz

I just look at it as, 3.5M for regular season Price, 7M for playoff Price.


noor1717

10 million for regular season Marner, 600 thousand for playoff Marner


MeatballMcFly

This is, without a doubt, the most abusive relationship I've ever been in


ChippewaBarr

"Most abusive relationship *so far*"


AlwaysLurkNeverPost

Only you, the fan, can end this abuse. Since the leafs once again, have shown they cannot.


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capitarider

They reel you in and then bam! Is Matthews hurt or something? Pretty bad playoffs after his regular season


NontransferableApe

First and a fourth for 11 games of foligno. Oof


CycloneSweep

Foligno did his part to get you guys a better pick.


Tippacanoe

Nicholas thank you sir.


PodzChamp

Somehow in a season where Buffalo lose 18 straight and McDrai get swept Toronto are still the biggest losers of the year


Frigoris13

Wait until we lose the draft lottery


The_Talking_Cow

COREY PERRY ENDED UP WITH MORE GOALS THAN MARNER AND MATTHEWS COMBINED


rpgguy_1o1

Montreal's last series winning goal: Corey Perry Torontos last series winning goal: Joe Nieuwendyk


belisariusd

Ouch. That really puts it in perspective, doesn't it.


yosoo

Corey Perry wasn't even in the NHL the last time the Leafs won a series and played long enough to win a cup himself, score a 50 goal season to win a Hart, win 2 Olympic gold medals and become a grizzled veteran journeyman to end up on the Habs to score a series winner on the Leafs. All that time passed and the Leafs are still unable to win a series.


gottapoop0822

THATS ELITE SNIPER COREY PERRY.


Mono200

More Hart trophies too!


TheMightySwede

50 goal scorer Corey Perry. Has Auston ever scored 50? Didn't think so. Check mate.


ThePige

750k > 22.5M


Palatz

LMFAO This are the facts we need.


FailedCanadian

Praise be


UhOhAngelo

**I JUST REMEMBERED THIS IS HOW THE DOCUMENTARY WILL END**


Zloggt

Amazon producers *have* to be creaming themselves at this result!


jokinghazard

They should be very upset. Not a single Leafs fan is gonna watch it.


Unit5945

But 31 other cities will


Logical_Pop_2026

32, I bet Hamilton will watch, too.


lukeCRASH

Oh, fucking eh right they will.


kslater22

I can't wait to not watch that documentary


relsqui

good news, you can not watch it right now!


SweatyBeaver8

ALL FOR NOTHING


kagemaster

Wait, is someone making a doc about this Leafs team?


Laflamme_79

They announced at the start of the season that Amazon is doing a documentary, "All or Nothing", about the Leafs journey this year.


30to40bees

well. answer's Nothing


proerafortyseven

Some things are just funny


this-me-username

It's quiet literally the opposide of "The Last Dance"


allbranmuffin

Spoiler alert: It was nothing.


dasbush

Leafs: nothing it is


swiftwin

Amazon is making an HBO winter classic style TV series. They've been filming and following the Leafs all season. It'll get released in a few months.


Harborcoat84

Subscribe


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jonnyanonobot

Does no one at Amazon watch hockey? Of course this would happen.


JadedChallenge1

They neither watch hockey or soccer. They are aware of sports memes though hence the Sunderland, Spurs and Leafs choices.


raymondliang

It is the history of the ~~Tottenham~~ Maple Leafs


YMSdisciple

6.9 stars on IMDB, book it now


thebanger71

IT WAS 3-1


swords_to_exile

A poem for Leafs fans, called Life's Great Certainties: Death Taxes Post Season collapses


Jeffmister

The more things change, the more they remain the same. In a chaotic world, Toronto's consistency is the one constant


ElectricMoose

3-1, the most dangerous lead in hockey


SweatyBeaver8

The Leafs keep outdoing themselves, cannot wait to see next years collapse


cmdrkeen01

And Game 7 finished with 3-1!


Pocket_Beans

I, 3-1, cannot believe this has happened again


Sarke1

(☞゚ヮ゚)☞


Zechs-

In the immortal words of Pierre Mcguire "I CAN!"


-Frenzy

[IT WAS THEIR SERIES MR KRABS](https://imgur.com/a/zLaf3Qh)


Piouslnquisitor

The leafs are who we thought they were


jesusisaslut

AND WE LET THEM OFF THE HOOK


alreddy-reddit

***Habs/Jets, just as we all predicted***


Guest2200

Helly vs Price. Every game will be 1-0


so_brave_heart

It's 2026. The score is 0-0. The Winnipeg Jets and Montreal Canadians are playing their 23,794th over-time. With over 500,000 shots between the two teams, both Connor Hellebuyck and Carey Price are yet to be scored on. Darnell Nurse, who the Jets picked up in the Jets/Habs mandatory mid-game trade deadline of 2022, has racked up a whopping 230,650 minutes of game-time.


4CrowsFeast

At this pace the opposing Conference Finals will be concluding and it will still be 0-0 in the quadzilinith OT of game 1.


RomanTacoTheThird

With tonight’s 3-1 loss to the Canadiens, Toronto remains tied with the Atlanta Thrashers for second round appearances since 2004.


Predsnerd423

Atlanta will pass them at this rate 😂


FreeLook93

Leafs fans, don't be too upset at this loss, that shows you are more emotionally invested in this team than the players are.


thrilliam_19

THEN GIVE ME 11 MILLION DOLLARS FUCK


improbablydrunknlw

Fuck, at this point if we want heart out there were going to have to get Carlton on the ice


B0mb-Hands

Canada Sports Media: is this the year the Leafs will bring the Stanley Cup back to Canada?? Le Habitants de Montreal: .... et c'est là que je l'ai pris personnellement


SuitTechnical10

I have no idea what the second half of this post says but hell yeah, whatever that guy said


Yomopp

"And I took that personally"


shiathebeoufs

Wait why the fuck is a BOS fan the one translating. This is my worst nightmare.


Yomopp

Les Leafs au premier tour


PineAppleisbad46

I actually hate this team


Frigoris13

Here, take mine


thrawaway9991

Never thought it could get worse than 4-1. Never thought it could get worse than losing winner take all games in 3 straight years. Never thought it could get worse than losing to a 42 year old zamboni driver who worked for the team. It got worse.


turmoiltumult

Did you already change your flair to the Isle? It’s only been two minutes and you’ve already abandoned the Leafs 😂


Fabzzz

The reverse Tavares😈


srcoffee

It’s been 55 years.


figmaxwell

The best part of all the game 7 losses is that they were always against rivals too.


HNW

We don't have rivals. You have to win occasionally to be rivals. There's just teams that beat us frequently.


gaudymcfuckstick

Hey cmon there's a Columbus playoff collapse in there too


I_am_the_cheese

We exist!


fybnos

EXPERIENCE MAPLE LEAFS PLAYOFF HOCKEY


BZI

The Sabres have won a playoff series more recently than the Leafs


JayMerlyn

That is genuinely depressing


Sarcastic__

Leafs got all these high cost contracts and they still got Price'd out of the Playoffs.


Lp165

Price was the best 10m+ cap player this series


TeslaFuel

It only took one week after being eliminated but the Oilers have finally secured their first win of the postseason.


FuckStummies

The Edmonton sports media should speculate how if the Leafs don't start winning Matthews should demand a trade.


Prison-Date-Mike

CAREY PRICE IS THE HIGHEST PAID PLAYER STILL IN THE PLAYOFFS LMAO


ancienthunter

Worth every penny too


Brained07

Maple LLLLeafs


EmotionalBrontosaur

*L-L-L-L-L-L-L-**L**-eafs (eight, count ‘em, *eight* series clinching losses).


-GregTheGreat-

Oilers fans 😀🤝😀 Canucks fans Not being the laughing stock of the North anymore


thepeoplesdouche

what a glorious day


PaperMoonShine

The Toronto Maple Leafs have eliminated the Toronto Maple Leafs in 7 games.


RoostasTowel

As is tradition.


Dxxx2

What a glorious day for Canada and thus the world


DrSHawktopus

Sure, we got swept, but at least we didn’t blow a 3-1 series lead.


Sahil910

And you guys weren’t all in like the leafs


i_am_thinking247

Didn't they give up a 1st to get Foligno? Hahahahaha


Szechwan

They saw him reach the 2nd round once with Clb and needed that experience in the room


coors_banquets

It was 3-1!!!!


KraytarJ

Seeing *this* makes me so much happier we at least beat Minny and St. Louis in the bubble last year. Holy fuck even as a Canuck fan I can’t imagine going 17 years without a single series win.


GRAIN_DIV_20

SN and NBC in shambles having to show a Winnipeg Montreal series


aloadofcobblers

I am so excited to see them scramble to come up with commentary other than what a McD v Matthews matchup would have been like.


GRAIN_DIV_20

Price VS Hellebyuck is my guess. It will be a goalie battle for sure


PerliniTheGoatsFan

Everyone’s here to shit on the Leafs, but can we recognize how great Marner and Price were for the Habs? They were fantastic!


sau1_g0odman

Those are the playoffs performances that build legacies.


BonnorBorris

Matthews vs McDavid on the golf course is gonna be insane


jerejeje

Steve Dangle’s next LFR video will be depressing af


perkdoeswork

It’ll be his last


Imonaeatyobabies

Literally. He's said he's going to switch to THG's style if they lose.


DutchLime

THG stays winning


doth_thou_even_hoist

oh man i didn’t realize this. it’s fitting in a way, really.


sansaset

tbh I think this is the breaking point for many life long Leafs fans.


wolfpackrider

They killed him.


UhOhAngelo

Watching the stream right now - he’s not even screaming. Just broken. Occasionally laughing maniacally like Walter White in the crawl space, but mostly just broken.


Basic_Bichette

He's crying.


Traegadian

Hard to believe Montreal 1-3 in a row


Knowka

It probably won’t even be funny, just sad


UnhealthyCheesecake

Just a black screen for 30 minutes


Dragonsandman

He's gonna be so high pitched that only bats will be able to hear him


workthrowawaybro

Think it'll be more depressed than angry


Xenofon713

Just inaudible screeching for 27min.


InexcusablyAngry

Blowing a 3-1 lead in a game is too cliche. Blowing a 3-1 lead in a series is where it's at!


AtlantaGamecock

I feel bad for the Leafs and I’m a fucking Atlanta sports fan


ProfessorBeast55

https://i.redd.it/ynuyhrsaw5u01.png


CarlBarker24

Can’t even imagine the absolute misery. Props to the fans that just keep on watching.


magicking610

They've lost ***EIGHT*** straight games where they could have eliminated their opponents. I can't comprehend that level of choke.


citizendevil22

I’m sorry leafs fans but betting on the habs was the easiest decision i’ve ever made.


AshaGray

[This tweet](https://twitter.com/x52872395/status/1399536334612561921?s=20) killed me. Warning: it rubs salt into the wound.


EazyParise

Lol, that's the guy who discovered Blues hockey a few years ago. Seems he really grew into a true hockey fan


dkviper11

Early embarrassing exit at the hands of the Montreal Canadiens? Je ne comprends pas.


prplx

C’est pourtant simple : séries éliminatoires et Maple Leafs de Toronto.


watanabelover69

C’est beau en câlisse


BigBusiness1532

Dormammu, I've come to bargain.


goforpoppapalpatine

As is tradition. What a glorious day for Canada.


olkemie

I hope both teams had fun.


mazzysturr

The greatest trick the Leafs ever pulled was convincing the world that they were contenders.


halpinator

2 minutes, 600+ comments.


giff_gold

Is there a more tortured fanbase? To get lured in and disappointed year after year..


Harlesbarkley77

God just fucking kill me now. Edit: Thanks to the kind Redditor who sent the concerning message, but I’m not actually suicidal.


SiphenPrax

Maple Leafs fans, as a long suffering New York Jets fan, I feel your pain of not having a championship since the late 60s


h0rst87

They're really wasting the best years of John Tavares' prime.


Stupid_Sexy_Sharp

lol Islanders fans are always all over these threads


CarRamRob

They should be. The moment their all star left them for Toronto, they have won 5 series (thanks Trotz) while the “super team” leafs do this every year. I’m sure it feels good to be an Isles fan.


DocGubernaculum

500 healthcare workers just stood by and did nothing while an entire team choked.


BurrardOTOBOKEBeaver

My grandfather who's been a habs fan since he was a kid in the 40s and 50s told me on the phone tonight: Montreal ALWAYS beats Toronto in the playoffs. That's how it is, and always should be. He's in his 80s now and suffering from Alzheimer's, but was doing well today and is very happy tonight. Habs beat the Leafs, "Y'ALL MUST'VE FORGOT."


COOTIE_CAT

https://i.imgur.com/b7aRAqt.jpg


bladestormkey

We don’t have any words and we know you don’t want to hear them. We understand your anger, your frustration, your sadness. Everything you’re feeling – we get it. This isn’t the ending we imagined, and certainly not the one we wanted. Thank you for being there the entire way.


hellabro360

Idk I kind of think this is the ending the Leafs imagined.


The_Wind_Cries

Unfortunately this is the ending we couldn't stop imagining lol


John_Wang

Lads... It's Toronto


bears2267

Leafs: this is a hate crime That’s not what a hate crime is Leafs: well I hated it!!!


ItWasA3-1Lead

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gu3st12

When do the "Leafs losing in game 7" get their Canadian Heritage Minute commercial?


chefbourbon

#BellLetsTalk


piemaniowa

The Maple Leafs are cursed may I suggest a name change to the Maple Leaves.


TheOdiin

I want to thank Benning for letting Toffoli walk so he could help destroy the hopes of the leafs in the playoffs as a hab lmao


Bolts_Big_Cat

I await the memes


funnybuttrape

FUCKING SWEEP US WINNIPEG I DONT FUCKING CARE THIS IS BETTER THAN WINNING THE CUP. 3-1 GAME AFTER LOSONG A 3-1 LEAD AND ALL THAMKS TO #31!!!


vintendogaming

"Stanley Cup favourite" Matthews 11.6 million Nylander 6.9. Million Marner 10.9 million Series wins :0 Bad mustaches and haircuts: 3


ChippewaBarr

Hey Nylander just has a weird head lol


OshSwash

Nylander was carrying the offense to be fair


nulspace

Yup, none (or at least very little) of this is on Willy. He stepped up and carried his line and the team when JT went out.


english_gritts

We were all here to witness it


Puttforshow1927

You know… Matthews looks very unhappy there. He might want out soon? Sounds familiar leafs fans?


fojiaotu

I knew he was cursed when he scored 4 goals in his debut and they still lost.


FouglasDord

Leafs fans, I'm so sorry this keeps happening. A lot of you are great people, and the most passionate fan base. But as a Toronto resident, I can't help but feel this is karma for all the Toronto sports media attitude towards this series. I can't tell you how many times on Toronto sports talk radio I heard "No chance they lose to Montreal", or "This series won't last longer than 5 games", or "Montreal is nothing but a bunch of 3rd and 4th line players." They flat out disrespected the Habs, and I can't wait to listen to them eat their words. The arrogance was just at another level, and this just makes them look like even bigger morons. Fuck the Toronto media.


MrNillows

They were telling people in the city to not go and celebrate when the leafs beat the Habs. There will be no celebrating in Toronto


SFW_shade

That was such a jinx of epic proportions


PodzChamp

Leafs fans laughing at Montreal for paying Price 10 million and then Price stonewalls them. Poetry in motion


Subwayabuseproblem

Our 11M dollar player did fuck all


theGurry

Which one?


Cockalorum

yes


CunnedStunt

Why pay 4 forwards 40 mil when you could pay one stoppy boy 10?


SweatyBeaver8

You think they’d learn not to count their chickens before they hatched by now