I live in Toronto, but I hate the leafs. They are a really bad team the whole year, then they start to win right at the end of the year and they get a higher draft pick. However, this year there late season surge is going to make Boston upset because they have the leafs 1st round pick in the kessel trade. No wonder everyone hates the leafs lol
I don't agree. The Leafs are second last in the league, 3 points "up" on third last, with 5 games left. The teams closest to them (Florida, Islanders, Tampa) all have at least 1 extra game left as well. It's pretty likely the Leafs pick would have been Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin, which is a disaster.
They will turn things around long term, but this trade is going to hurt them.