How long has it been since Toronto hoisted the Stanley Cup? 50 years? 60? Whatever the case, this franchise is never winning another cup.
Gary Bettman hates Canada too much for this to happen. It doesn't matter if you have Connor McDavid and Alex Ovechkin in his prime on the same line with Auston Matthews and Martin Brodeur in net. This franchise will always be eliminated in the first round, yet hockey experts will wonder what happened.
The answer is simple: this franchise is trash. They'll always be second-fiddle to the Montreal Canadiens, who'll have more Stanley Cups until the earth implodes. Once the current core goes their separate ways, prepare for a long, tiring rebuild, Toronto.