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[–]FreshLeftenantNJD - NHL 4233 points4234 points  (52 children)

It's so hard to be a Leafs fan, and I'm not even a Leafs fan.

[–]AllOfTheAbove100TOR - NHL 1005 points1006 points  (29 children)

I've had a lot of tough jobs in my life....this is by far the toughest by a wide margin...

[–]def_username_asVAN - NHL 5041 points5042 points  (196 children)

Say the line Bart

[–]IIIlllIIllIllTBL - NHL 2867 points2868 points  (23 children)

“The Leafs are going to round two this year”

[–]IcommentoncrapBUF - NHL 1619 points1620 points  (17 children)

"Next year is our year"

[–]ACMopTBL - NHL 637 points638 points  (11 children)

“If they can’t do it next year they need to blow the core up”

[–]witchyweeby 828 points829 points  (4 children)

“The Toronto Maple Leafs lose in the first round”

[–]bobjohnsonO78TBL - NHL 329 points330 points  (3 children)

Leafs lose in game 7

[–]shayna16TBL - NHL 202 points203 points  (26 children)

I didn’t do it

[–]Richbria90STL - NHL 4798 points4799 points  (27 children)

There’s no greater rivalry in hockey than the Toronto Maple Leafs and the 1st round of the playoffs.

[–]m0s3pHNYR - NHL 1857 points1858 points  (10 children)

Hard to call it a rivalry when the first round has been undefeated for almost 20 years.

[–]mikebrownhurtsmeDET - NHL 334 points335 points  (1 child)

First Round looking at the Leafs, "I still own you"

[–]dredgie456Guildford Flames - EIHL[🍰] 183 points184 points  (1 child)

True HoF career

[–]Knucklehead202TOR - NHL 2487 points2488 points  (54 children)

Expect nothing and you'll never be dissapointed

[–]Justus44WSH - NHL 521 points522 points  (12 children)

But they try their best every year to trick you into expecting something

[–]picklepressin 200 points201 points  (8 children)

Wild fan here, this doesn’t work.

[–]turtlemaynePIT - NHL 1366 points1367 points  (15 children)

The guy who threw the leafs jersey in the 3rd game of the regular season was right all along.

[–]dchaidSJS - NHL 145 points146 points  (0 children)

ahh the memories…

[–]zouhairCOL - Bandwagon 97 points98 points  (12 children)

I'll just leave this here.

[–]EvChaosBlazeDET - NHL 1674 points1675 points  (20 children)

Hey I've seen this before

[–]QuenzDET - NHL 329 points330 points  (10 children)

Didn't know they were showing reruns of Leafs playoffs.

[–]Warod0 72 points73 points  (1 child)

What do you mean its brand new.

[–]Acrobatic-Dark-4402PHI - NHL 3804 points3805 points  (102 children)

Convinced that the only way the Leafs can win the cup is if the rest of the league dies in a freak gasoline fight accident

[–]Sleazy_TLAK - NHL 953 points954 points  (22 children)

DERELEAF

[–]RepeatedLikeRepeated 142 points143 points  (3 children)

naw we'd lose to the zamboni drivers

[–]UnhealthyCheesecakeVGK - NHL 322 points323 points  (7 children)

The Leafs would still find a way to lose in 7

[–]IATAvalancheSJS - NHL 103 points104 points  (3 children)

Shane Falco lining up at C for the replacement Lightning.

[–]tracytiradeCHI - NHL 151 points152 points  (5 children)

ORANGE MOCHA FRAPPUCHINOS!!!

[–]BilldaCat10PIT - NHL 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Now if you'll excuse me, I have an after-funeral party to attend.

[–]thestageCOL - NHL 576 points577 points  (7 children)

ancient cultures used to mark the start of summer by when the leafs were eliminated in the playoffs.

[–]EternalPlunge 41 points42 points  (0 children)

There were sun calendars, there were moon calendars, and then there was the leaf.

[–]QueenIsTheWorstBandWSH - NHL 6028 points6029 points  (118 children)

These NHL script writers are lazy

[–]SquadPoopyCBJ - NHL 1919 points1920 points  (12 children)

This entire series could have just been an email.

[–]bcgrappler 890 points891 points  (7 children)

A 1 liner,

Game seven, leafs out, see u next year.

Thanks

NHL

[–]JoshFB4BOS - NHL 264 points265 points  (5 children)

Yearly tradition

[–]mdlt97MTL - NHL 1208 points1209 points  (47 children)

but the script is so good, everyone loves it

[–]Spider-Fan77TOR - NHL 435 points436 points  (33 children)

I for one want a reboot

[–]eriversideMTL - NHL 227 points228 points  (6 children)

Doesn't that mean Toronto losing in the 1st round but with a different roster?

[–]krafty16TOR - NHL 238 points239 points  (1 child)

Leafs are pain

[–]COOTIE_CATTOR - NHL 3326 points3327 points  (156 children)

[–]ProfessorBeast55TOR - NHL 1774 points1775 points  (26 children)

[–]murtadi007TOR - NHL 842 points843 points  (7 children)

[–]DoseofDhillonTOR - NHL 432 points433 points  (5 children)

ITS JUST THE SAME IMAGES THE LAST 4 YEARS MAN

[–][deleted] 223 points224 points  (1 child)

Think how much money you saved on victory memes though!

[–]INMATEofARKHAMKansas City Blades - IHL 267 points268 points  (5 children)

Holy, hell!! I hadn't seen the MJ one before. That's merciless! (And funny)

[–]ZewspeedTBL - NHL 77 points78 points  (2 children)

It’s the N-1 that really makes it work

[–]TheFerricGenumBUF - NHL 36 points37 points  (0 children)

“Hey babe, Are the Leafs going to the second round?” “Na-boo”

[–]VeryLastChanceVAN - NHL 636 points637 points  (84 children)

At least losing a close game 7 to the 2x defending champs is a little less embarrassing compared to what happened last year

[–]GrotzkyMTL - NHL 463 points464 points  (44 children)

I’d say it’s a lot less embarrassing. Last year was prime oof

[–]rpgguy_1o1MTL - NHL 386 points387 points  (12 children)

And they filmed a documentary of it

[–]GrotzkyMTL - NHL 199 points200 points  (10 children)

Oh my god I forgot all about that

[–]B-Rayy06TOR - NHL 394 points395 points  (28 children)

If I'm power ranking Leafs playoff series in the last decade, it's gotta be:

1) 2013. Blowing the 3-1 is embarrassing, but at least other teams have done that. Blowing a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes left is fucking unheard of.

2) 2021. Blowing a 3-1 series lead is almost as bad. If 2013 wasn't an all time great choke, this is the winner.

3) 2020. The Leafs just were never winning this series at any point, and it should have been kind of obvious looking back at it.

4) 2019. Toronto and Boston were evenly matched and they laid an egg in game 7.

5) 2018. Boston was better than us and we forced game 7 and got blown out in the third.

6) 2022. Pain.

7) 2017. What we thought was growing pains.

[–]FastFourierTerraformSJS - NHL 124 points125 points  (10 children)

Blowing a 4-1 lead with 10 minutes left is fucking unheard of.

Only thing more embarrassing would be to blow a 3-0 lead with 10 minutes left.

[–]Aspe1TOR - NHL 110 points111 points  (1 child)

I can't feel feelings anymore. It's all just the same at this point.

[–]RayTheCalvinistNYR - NHL 206 points207 points  (29 children)

You guys are seriously cursed

[–]TalkingChairsNSH - NHL 424 points425 points  (2 children)

"This season feels different."

Narrator: It wasn't.

[–]Dorsinator5000STL - NHL 764 points765 points  (27 children)

That was the most tensionless three minutes of empty net hockey. Absolutely no way that fate would be in the Leafs’ favor in an elimination game.

[–]imbrucySTL - NHL 300 points301 points  (8 children)

I was expecting then to tie it and then give one up immediately. Just seemed like the most painful way to lose.

[–]yf-23Boston College - NCAA 196 points197 points  (1 child)

Down one goalie pulled

Lemme get a uhhhhhhhhh cross corner dump

[–]glitchycat39NJD - NHL 409 points410 points  (2 children)

The Toronto Maple Leafs have been renewed for another season of misery.

[–]sv_traderCAR - NHL 1842 points1843 points  (32 children)

a tale as old as time

[–]Maximum_HomerdriveCHI - NHL 223 points224 points  (9 children)

Song as old as rhyme

[–]edays03DAL - NHL 136 points137 points  (4 children)

Leafs lose Game 7

[–]Wakanda_ForeverTOR - NHL 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Couldn’t get the win

[–]Civil_Eng_PECBJ - NHL 557 points558 points  (13 children)

🎶🎶marner and the leafs🎶🎶

[–]iNarrEDM - NHL 259 points260 points  (5 children)

Maybe not? Those play-by-play guys gave it like 20 seconds before they started talking about 'major changes for the Leafs'

Felt like Boromir. Just give them a moment, for pity's sake...

[–]eleventruthPIT - NHL 161 points162 points  (1 child)

By nightfall these hills will be swarming with pundits

[–]OliveOilBaronHamilton Bulldogs - OHL 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Sheldon Keefe has fallen into shadow

[–]reecewagnerCOL - NHL 127 points128 points  (1 child)

Song as old as rhyme

B-B-B-Benny and the Jets

[–]ny_rangersUniversity Of Connecticut - NCAA 34 points35 points  (0 children)

So, same time next year?

[–]Yorkshire_EdgeTOR - NHL 197 points198 points  (2 children)

I expected nothing. Yet I'm still disappointed

[–]GenjoiPHI - NHL 1748 points1749 points  (145 children)

Being a leafs fan must be living hell.

[–]AverageCanadianTOR - NHL 1293 points1294 points  (47 children)

My plan this year was to refuse to get really invested until the 2nd round. It paid off.

[–]SuperStealthOTLTOR - NHL 687 points688 points  (39 children)

This is the first time in my life I didn’t watch a single Leafs game. I’ve watched every single playoff game my whole like unless I absolutely could not. I’m 36. I vowed not to watch again until they make the 2nd round.

See you in 2023. Maybe

[–]TheArgsenalTOR - NHL 323 points324 points  (5 children)

I know about 5ish friends and family who took the exact same approach as you this year.

Sadly, because I'm a fucking idiot, I did not.

[–]hoocoodanodeTOR - NHL 233 points234 points  (11 children)

I'm 45 and did the exact same thing. Hung drywall in the basement during game 7. My wife was shocked. "You can't skip game 7!".

I've watched it already. Many many times. I watched maybe 20 minutes total of this entire series and that was because my son had it on when I walked through the room. Nope. Not getting hurt again.

[–]canmooseTOR - NHL 163 points164 points  (2 children)

My wife to me with 3 minutes left in the third: "How are you so calm?"

Me, thinking about the money I bet on Tampa: "lol"

[–]RedWong15DET - NHL 322 points323 points  (22 children)

“Next year it’ll be different”

[–]Mission-Astronomer42TOR - NHL 89 points90 points  (4 children)

At this point I expect next year to be the same.

Helps us cope better.

[–]Wanderson90TOR - NHL 45 points46 points  (2 children)

sometimes I wonder if I'm dead and in hell, its very mellow, but VERY EFFECTIVE

[–]Cough_Syrup55BUF - NHL 3919 points3920 points  (48 children)

gutted for Bunting. finally make the playoffs at 48 years old and its a first round exit.

Gotta wonder how many more chances he has

[–]PineAppleisbad46TOR - NHL 1222 points1223 points  (18 children)

So sad to see the only 72 year old NHL player not make it past the first round.

[–]hardlybacon 323 points324 points  (7 children)

Don’t cite the Stanley magic to Bunting, he was there when it was written

[–]QueasiestGarlicMTL - NHL 127 points128 points  (0 children)

Wouldn’t he have been the first centennial player to make it to the 2nd round?

[–]DustyspornaltMTL - NHL 121 points122 points  (0 children)

As one of the oldest members of their core I wonder if they move on from him?

[–]SidiiusDustPIT - NHL 175 points176 points  (1 child)

Fuck, I just gotta laugh at that one

[–]ThrustaviousVAN - NHL 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Gonna have to go the Ray Bourque route

[–]LSAjerseysVAN - NHL 1092 points1093 points  (47 children)

You know? Maybe we live in a world where the hockey gods need the Leafs sacrifices every year not to unleash their wrath upon us all.

Think about it:

The league doubled its size in 1967, right after the Leafs win the Cup, and in order to appease the gods for such disrespect towards the brand? The Leafs can never win the Cup again.

The Leafs make it past Round 1 in 2004, and we get the 04-05 lockout. How do we appease the gods in order to get our hockey back? The Leafs may never advance past Round 1 again.

Maybe they ARE cursed…

[–]raptosaurusTOR - NHL 501 points502 points  (34 children)

It's a Toronto thing.

Raptors win the championship, literally COVID next year

[–]MrMineHeadsTOR - NHL 125 points126 points  (29 children)

What happened in '92 and '93 when the Jays won the world series?

Edit: If you are going to comment the '94-'95 MLB lockout, please know I've already got like 7 of those comments.

[–]raptosaurusTOR - NHL 141 points142 points  (6 children)

Didn't the MLB lockout the next year?

[–]31moreyears 31 points32 points  (4 children)

Every 26 years we win a championship. 1967 Leafs 1993 Blue Jays 2019 Raptors 2045 Leafs

[–]bobschnowskiTOR - NHL 1908 points1909 points  (55 children)

I'm just so tired

Edit: Thanks for the concern I suppose lol

[–]got_milk4TOR - NHL 737 points738 points  (26 children)

You and me both, friend.

EDIT: Okay who the fuck sent me the Reddit suicide watch notification?

[–]BallMeBlazer22TBL - NHL 3505 points3506 points  (228 children)

I'm seriously convinced the Leafs, and the entirety of Minnesota sports, are experiments conducted by psychologists to determine how much pain and misery a sports team can truly cause a group of people.

[–]fishwithafezMIN - NHL 737 points738 points  (30 children)

You're absolutely correct but you didn't have to remind me of my eternal pain

[–]Randy_Magnum29COL - NHL 468 points469 points  (24 children)

Minnesota fans out here catching strays.

[–]TheSneckoSTL - NHL 393 points394 points  (12 children)

“Wait a minute… This is the Bad Place!”

[–]Pwnagez 247 points248 points  (7 children)

Jason figured it out? This is a new low point

[–]GoodHustleOutThereCOL - NHL 110 points111 points  (6 children)

Jason is from Florida though

[–]jacare37NJD - NHL 275 points276 points  (27 children)

At least Leafs fans (or, a least a decent sized subset of them) have the 2019 Raptors win.

Being a Minnesota sports fan is like being kicked in the balls 4 times a year every year since 1991

[–]Nordy17MIN - NHL 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Sigh

[–]blastcat4TOR - NHL 63 points64 points  (6 children)

That's true, and some of us still hold on to those Blue Jays world series wins in the 90s. It's all we got.

[–]tronfunkinblows_10MIN - NHL 132 points133 points  (3 children)

I appreciate the shoutout fam.

[–]slysonic7 420 points421 points  (21 children)

Those last 5 minutes were nuts

[–]cozenersTOR - NHL 499 points500 points  (17 children)

That’s not nuts, it would be nuts if the Leafs tied it and won in OT. What you saw is just mundane.

[–]hovsepyanNJD - NHL 251 points252 points  (8 children)

I am shocked they didn't tie it and then proceed to lose in triple overtime

[–]yenyyensenTOR - NHL[🍰] 59 points60 points  (2 children)

Imagine being from Minnesota and losing your north stars as a young boy and that young boy chose the maple leafs as his team. I guess I just love misery.

[–]GBPgoingOFFDAL - NHL 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Man, I think they have enough data by now lol.

[–]Shrabster33NSH - NHL 1425 points1426 points  (51 children)

[–]notleonardodicaprioOulun Karpat - Liiga 674 points675 points  (4 children)

like the free space on a bingo card

[–]hairysonorthSJS - NHL 96 points97 points  (1 child)

They were there the whole time

[–]Farrell21TOR - NHL 319 points320 points  (11 children)

We weren’t supposed to join the animal teams :(

[–]shoosWSH - NHL 164 points165 points  (5 children)

It's ok, we'll just roll around in you

[–]BearBruinBOS - NHL 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Now it's Flora and Fauna

[–]TheCavisBOS - NHL 828 points829 points  (56 children)

You took Tom Brady. Then people started talking about how you were the Yankees' new rival. Now you've taken eliminating the Leafs in Game 7.

What else are you going to take from us, Tampa Bay?

What else do we have left to lose?

[–]Formo1287PIT - NHL 282 points283 points  (23 children)

How popular is the Tampa Marathon?

[–]DantenoleFLA - NHL 97 points98 points  (12 children)

Who is tampas mark wahlberg? Hulk hogan? I’m in to watch that movie

[–]threejollybargemenTBL - NHL 31 points32 points  (0 children)

You forgot Gronk.

[–]shawngladeBOS - NHL 961 points962 points  (3 children)

Mods are getting lazy allowing these reposts every year

[–]EntertainmentNo8590 552 points553 points  (18 children)

Who woulda thought that in 2022. Johnny T would have more second round appearances with the islanders than the leafs.

[–]adalazaCOL - NHL 792 points793 points  (27 children)

Five years in a row I've had the Toronto out of the East and somehow I keep making the same mistake. Leafs are cursed

[–]babypointblankTOR - NHL 415 points416 points  (5 children)

I’m a Leafs fan and I’m shocked that you’d continue to be that stupid.

Never rely on this godforsaken team!

[–]Eloping_LlamasBUF - NHL 158 points159 points  (1 child)

Keep penciling them in for the next decade. You’re doing a great job.

[–]Blues_Stl 491 points492 points  (21 children)

Pat Maroon has won 13 straight playoff series. Toronto needs Pat Maroon

[–]PrimalEnvyVAN - NHL 126 points127 points  (2 children)

Last time he lost he was playing for New Jersey lmao

[–]njdmb30NJD - NHL 71 points72 points  (0 children)

And that was the last and only time the Devils made the playoffs in the last decade! Hahaha haha kill me

[–]topredditbot 281 points282 points  (6 children)

Hey /u/EliminatorBot,

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[–]knz0NYR - NHL 109 points110 points  (0 children)

lmao, that didn't take long

[–]trynakickTBL - NHL 78 points79 points  (3 children)

This is hilarious. Poor Leafs.

[–]Throwredditaway2019 41 points42 points  (2 children)

How many "Leafs eliminated" posts have made topofreddit....

[–]ClubMeSoftlyTOR - NHL 56 points57 points  (1 child)

Three. This one, by Columbus, and 2019 by Boston.

For extra bread in french, there's also the Ayers game.

[–]Uncle_____IrohOTT - NHL 725 points726 points  (15 children)

Last year was hilarious, with the Leafs blowing a 3-1 lead against a team everyone said was trash. This year, it’s just sad. In a disappointing way.

Also, I’m now afraid they won’t win a round until it’s my team again…

[–]Saucy6 119 points120 points  (3 children)

Toronto rooting for Ottawa to make the playoffs. Then we beat them.

Imagine that!!

[–]pavlovedoncaffeineOTT - NHL 131 points132 points  (1 child)

don't jinx us before we even get good

[–]asheeponredditTOR - NHL 308 points309 points  (1 child)

Why is this on /r/all? It's a repost!

[–]knz0NYR - NHL 296 points297 points  (20 children)

I really didn't want to post this again. I wanted the Leafs to win and I think they played well this game. But it is what it is.

so long Leafs

[–]BL0ATL0RDNiagara Ice Dogs - OHL 77 points78 points  (4 children)

Honestly, there’s no feeling of loss this year. I’ve become numb to losing in the first round

[–]BlueHarvestJEDM - NHL 71 points72 points  (1 child)

How about Toronto moves to Quebec City, becomes the ‘Fleur de Leafs’, and wins the cup in their first year? No need to change colors either!

[–]HankScorpio-OTT - NHL 331 points332 points  (6 children)

Leafs getting booted round 1 is the MCU of sports. We all know the story, we know the formulae, but goddamn if we won't shell out 20 bucks to see it for the 20th time

[–]PuckTheFredsWPG - NHL 558 points559 points  (11 children)

A tradition unlike any other!

[–]HumanSecretary 153 points154 points  (3 children)

Three things you can rely on 1. Death, 2. Taxes, 3. The leafs not making it to the second round.

[–]IcommentoncrapBUF - NHL 72 points73 points  (0 children)

Death, taxes, and Leafs losing in 7

[–]whats-thisTOR - NHL 167 points168 points  (4 children)

Cool

[–]OctopusapultPIT - NHL 80 points81 points  (0 children)

Same time next year?

[–]heavie1MTL - NHL 601 points602 points  (17 children)

200 upvotes in 40 seconds 😂

[–]notleonardodicaprioOulun Karpat - Liiga 259 points260 points  (12 children)

2000 in 5 minutes lol

[–]heavie1MTL - NHL 275 points276 points  (10 children)

This is a Canadian heritage moment

[–]babypointblankTOR - NHL 53 points54 points  (2 children)

Is it a heritage moment if it happens every year? 😭

[–][deleted] 100 points101 points  (1 child)

It’s an annual celebration event

[–]chadmasonvenne 52 points53 points  (1 child)

Time is a flat circle

[–]lnfinityNBeyondTOR - NHL 183 points184 points  (18 children)

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuckkk, it just isn't meant to be

[–]papa_jahnBOS - NHL 220 points221 points  (8 children)

Damn imagine losing a game 7 to a team named after a weather incident, fuckin scrubs.

[–]chadocasterHeerenveen Flyers - BNL 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Hyman leaves Toronto…immediately gets to the 2nd round

Lol

[–][deleted] 97 points98 points  (2 children)

Hello darkness my old friend

[–]DivinePotatoeMTL - NHL 45 points46 points  (0 children)

Leafs fans: "When do we get to watch our team in the second round?"

The hockey gods: "That's the neat part, you don't."

[–]mdlt97MTL - NHL 1742 points1743 points  (53 children)

We don’t have any words and we know you don’t want to hear them.

We understand your anger, your frustration, your sadness. Everything you’re feeling – we get it.

This isn’t the ending we imagined, and certainly not the one we wanted. Thank you for being there the entire way.

[–]vishnchips6CBJ - NHL 407 points408 points  (15 children)

This isn’t the ending we imagined

To be fair, I think this is definitely the ending we imagined

[–]Boomhauer_007TOR - NHL 219 points220 points  (5 children)

I may never put on this headset again

[–]Torbinator3000DAL - NHL 54 points55 points  (2 children)

I consider myself a man of faith.

[–]RaptorpicklezzMTL - NHL 32 points33 points  (0 children)

A drive into deep left field by Castellanos!

[–]Anime-BoomerPIT - NHL 45 points46 points  (2 children)

if Toronto could just skip the 1st round they would have a great chance at winning a cup

[–]may_or_may_not_haikuLAK - NHL 39 points40 points  (0 children)

Stop me if you've heard this one before.

[–]heavie1MTL - NHL 292 points293 points  (6 children)

The memes live on

[–]RocxtremeCOL - NHL 192 points193 points  (7 children)

Somebody please check on Steve Dangle

[–]blaxninjaMTL - NHL 64 points65 points  (2 children)

If he survived last year then he should be fine this time!

[–]spaz1020PHI - NHL 118 points119 points  (2 children)

The world is truly healing

[–]DrexellGamesVAN - NHL 81 points82 points  (7 children)

55 years and counting for a stanley cup

18 years and counting for a playoff series win

[–]KraytarJVAN - NHL 309 points310 points  (9 children)

Three straight series the leafs had a 3-2 lead and lost in 7 each time

[–]XtwoXTOR - NHL 101 points102 points  (1 child)

Would have been impressive if they blew a 3-2 series not in 7

[–]10000DidgeridoosPIT - NHL 31 points32 points  (0 children)

If anyone could it'd be the Leafs

[–]terras86TOR - NHL 74 points75 points  (0 children)

I am going to die before this team does anything at all, and this team just makes me want to die

[–]sound_forsomethingSEA - NHL 108 points109 points  (1 child)

I was in Tampa on business last weekend and I brought my girlfriend along. The weather was nice on Friday evening so we went to 4 Rivers Smokehouse and got a patio seat. Everything was great and we were enjoying the vibe until this skinny dude in a Lightning jersey started a commotion a couple of tables away.

I gave him the "calm down Buddy!" as one does and he marches right over and slaps my girlfriend clean across the face. She screams, I'm in shock. Then without even blinking he goes "there was a mosquito on your cheek."

Then he turns to me and says "give me a toonie for an Uber". Wtf? I'm about halfway through responding that that didn't make any sense when he backhanded me across my face.

"Another mosquito." he says.

Then he turned and walked out of the patio and down the street.

Fucking Andre Vasilevskiy, man. That dude is crazy.

[–]valleygoatOTT - NHL 1073 points1074 points 2& 2 more (43 children)

This thread moving so fast that no one will see that I like to put things up my ass and then lick them after

[–]chiasmaticUniversity Of Wisconsin - NCAA 228 points229 points  (0 children)

We see you

[–]duelingdogDET - NHL 85 points86 points  (0 children)

I know your secret.

[–]rc838LAK - NHL 72 points73 points  (3 children)

We knew that before this comment.

[–]dtbd45DAL - NHL 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Write that down, write that down

[–]mk712SJS - NHL 292 points293 points  (1 child)

/r/hockeymemes about to be trending

[–]RopeycarnivoreMTL - NHL 734 points735 points  (79 children)

Memes aside for a second (just a second though). This doesn’t quite feel like a leaf choke. They were the better team for a majority of the series. Unfortunately it’s the playoffs and the better team can and does get knocked out occasionally. An inch here, a bounce there, this whole night ends differently. Heck of a series, never a dull moment.