Let it be known that 2017 was the year that the Toronto Maple Leafs rebuild finally turned the corner. It feels like they’ve been rebuilding since the Mats Sundin era and after a few false starts that they’ve finally found the magic combination players and staff. Matthews continues to shine as the elite draft pick he was supposed to be and it looks like they finally have a number 1 goalie in Andersen. Leafs Nation is obviously optimistic and during last nights 4-0 destruction of the Detroit Red Wings chants of ‘Go Leafs Go’ could be heard in Joe Louis Arena, adding insult to the injury of Red Wings fans.
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