Here's a sample of what the Leafs had to say following Saturday's season finale.
I thought Sparks did a good job in the first period. We took three minors, we had four D. In the end, the season has come to a close here obviously. Lots of really good things have happened for the Toronto Maple Leafs this year. We’ve guaranteed ourselves with a top four pick. The future of our organization I think is very bright. There’s still some pain coming, but we’re going to get a lot better very fast. Now we’re excited to watch our young kids play in the American League playoffs and see how they can do there.
It’s obviously disappointing the way we finished. We didn’t win enough. You obviously want to make the playoffs. We didn’t do our jobs, so it’s disappointing. But in the end it was nice to see some young guys come up and show what they can do and I’m sure it has some excitement around town.
Obviously we finished last in the league, so you can’t be happy about that. But at the same time, there’s a lot of positive for this hockey team coming up – the draft, all the prospects that came up and played really well and showed that they’re ready for the NHL. There’s a few that are definitely ready for sure. There’s a lot of positives for the organization moving forward for sure.