The Toronto Maple Leafs are the best team in hockey — unless they aren’t. Well, tonight they lost to the Nashville Predators in a pretty devastating fashion, and hot takes were abound.
Take this steamer, for instance:
Which isn’t necessarily a take by conventional definitions until you realize who inspired it:
I’m far from a fan of Carlyle, obviously, why the hell is Simmons asking a question like that? WHO DOES THAT?
— Jeff Veillette (@Jeffler) November 19, 2014
Aww, yeah. Our favorite takist Steve Simmonds was on the fucking case tonight, making sure that whatever narrative he dreamed up the night before was fully realized in his post-game interviews.
But little Stevie wasn’t done there. Check this shit:
Simmons just asked Robidas if he would be surprised if he came tomorrow and saw a new gm or coach.
— Leafer1984 (@Leafer1984) November 19, 2014
Steve has boarded a train, and the only stop he’s willing to get off at is Hot Take City. What a champion.
But Simmonds wasn’t the only one willing to dose out a healthy serving of hot takery. Check this out:
Holy hell. Compete level is obviously one of the stats that we at The Hot Takery monitor closely, and what Leafs’ captain Dion Phaneuf said makes a lot of sense, especially if you don’t think about it.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE! Phil Kessel — noted enemy of the expert media — has a lot of ‘splainin’ to do, and Darren Dreger is going to make sure he goes against the wall:
It’s almost as though no one predicted the Leafs would be a garbage fire this year, given their management and coaching.