The #Leafs RollerCoaster: A Live Tweeting Adventure

Last night I realized that I am your stereotypical Leafs fan – the optimistic, idealitisc, dreamer Leafs fan. I thought I wasn’t – I thought I was wiser than that, but last night I found out differently.

All because I got my hopes up.

This season has been the perfect storm – stellar rookie performances by Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner and William Nylander; career seasons from vets Nazem Kadri, Tyler Bozak, JVR; a dependable goaltender in net with Freddy Andersen.

I was blissfully sailing into the postseason. So much so that I decided to live tweet the Toronto Maple Leafs vs. Tampa Bay Lightning game – a game that would secure the Leafs’ berth in the playoffs should they win.

I should have known better.

After a scoreless first period, the Leafs took a backseat to the Lightning, the evening’s faster, stronger team and left the scoring flood gates wide open until final buzzer. In end, the flagging Leafs suffered a 4-1 loss and left a serious question mark on their postseason adventure.


After 27 years as a Leafs fan, you’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now?!

Check out my full Storify adventure here.


(feature photo cred: Wilfred Ivan

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