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Embarrassing scene at Maple Leafs' practice ahead of must win game 2

Published April 22, 2024 at 11:26

Once again, the Toronto Maple Leafs are making headlines for the wrong reasons during the NHL playoffs.

The day after their 5-1 loss on Saturday night to the Boston Bruins, their head coach declared an optional practice.

According to some experts, it was a test by the coach to see which players were truly motivated.

Usually, when a team loses a playoff game, especially when a team loses so convincingly, all players show up to practice (for obvious reasons).

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However, this was really not the case with the Leafs.

The Leafs snub their optional practice

See the awkward scene during their only full practice since the start of the playoffs.

«The Leafs are trending on social media (and making noise) after a very low turnout at today's optional practice.» - Puckempire

And the pictures:

Yes, it unfortunately says a lot about their motivation.

It may sound cliché, and easy to say, but it's no coincidence that this group of players has such difficulty winning in the playoffs, despite the obvious talent on this team.

It's not with such an attitude that they're going to beat the Boston Bruins.

Don't be surprised if the Leafs are eliminated in the first round of the NHL playoffs again and again.
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Embarrassing scene at Maple Leafs' practice ahead of must win game 2

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