You can address the Toronto Maple Leafs’ futility in a variety of ways, yet their horrific numbers in road games probably make the biggest impression.
The Columbus Blue Jackets throttled them 5-0 on Wednesday, mercifully ending Toronto’s road run of games (the Leafs have one more home game left before they approach what could be a turbulent summer).
Various reporters tweeted out some jaw-dropping stuff about the Maple Leafs’ ineptitude away from home. Seriously, some of this stuff is pretty stunning.
TSN’s Jonas Siegel shares their record on the road since 2015 began, and it honestly almost looks impossible:
The Globe & Mail’s James Mirtle shows that it’s not as if the games were particularly close, either:
One simple stat from TSN’s Mark Masters also solidifies that Toronto’s been the worst road team overall:
Toronto ran into an especially tough opponent in Columbus, as the Blue Jackets are now on a 10-0-1 run. They were basically the perfect opponent to expose a befuddled Maple Leafs team.
Naturally, the woes aren’t road-exclusive, either.
Hey, at least they’re tanking at full speed, though.