Toronto media personality blasts Leafs: “Grow up”

Does he have a point with this?

Michael W.

Stop us if you've heard this one before - the Toronto Maple Leafs failed to get out of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, once again falling to the Boston Bruins in a seven game opening round series. This means that in the last 20 years, they've advanced to the second round on just one occasion. 

Meanwhile, the Edmonton Oilers are now just four wins away from not only securing their first Stanley Cup championship since 1990, but the nation of Canada's first Stanley Cup win since the Montreal Canadiens last hoisted the hallowed chalice in 1993. 

There is a prevailing theory among many fans and analysts that one of the chief reasons behind the Canadian Cup drought is a mixture of the increased microscope over players who suit up in major markets like Toronto and Montreal, along with Canada's higher tax rates.

However, in the words of former Sportsnet show "Tim & Friends" Sid Seixeiro, the Oilers first run to the Cup Final since 2006 is another blow against that theory. Additionally, he tells an unnamed franchise (presumably the Maple Leafs, whom he has been known to target for criticism throughout his career) that it's time to "grow up". 

He wrote the following on his X (formerly known as Twitter) account: 

"The thing I love most about Edmonton getting to a Cup Final is that it punches another hole in the theory that taxes and a tough media market prevent Canadian NHL franchises from succeeding. Time to find a new excuse and time for some teams in this country to grow up."

Fans can anticipate more changes coming to the Maple Leafs this summer, who have already fired head coach Sheldon Keefe and hired Craig Berube in his place. 

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Source: Twitter