Leafs fans are already losing hope after another tough loss

It wasn’t until October and Leafs fans were already starting to lose hope. (Steve Russell / Toronto Star via Getty Images)

It all started with a Toronto Maple Leafs fan who threw his jersey on the ice after losing to the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

A day later it intensified to a point where Mike Babcock was all the rage on Twitter following a 7-1 beating at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

After another loss on Monday to the Carolina Hurricanes – who possessed the Leafs even before the puck fell starring David Ayres in their pre-game entertainment – Leafs fans just seem tired of it all.

Head coach Sheldon Keefe and the Toronto players tried to keep a positive attitude after the game, but those words fall on deaf ears for a fanbase who saw his team underperform year after year. year.

Following another first-round playoff outing last season, this time losing a 3-1 series lead to rival Montreal Canadiens, the Leafs stumbled out of the gate in 2021-22 with one record. from 2-4-1. There are still 75 games left in Toronto to turn the boat around, but the club don’t have the luxury of playing in the All-Canadian Division this year and will have to fight a lot harder just to qualify for the playoffs.

Auston Matthews and Co. are better off hoping they can warm up quickly, or they risk alienating the impatient and restless fan base even more. Here are some of the best social media reactions following Monday’s loss.

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