The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won a single playoff round in their last five seasons, but forward Aston Mathews believes many of those failures will improve the team.
The Toronto team’s recent Underformance, which lost a 3-1 lead in their first round streak over the Montreal Canadians, came last season, losing seven games.
After being selected as an athlete on the cover of the NHL 22 video game, he told ESPN on Thursday, “It’s very frustrating. It’s boring right now. I really believe that we are going to achieve many things.After these defeats, we will become better in the face of adversity.
“We can only move forward. The loss in the playoffs is flat. There’s no other way to say it. It’s frustrating. But that feeling will be better when we win.”
On a personal note, Mathews is currently recovering from early wrist surgery in August due to an injury sustained during training.
The Maple Leafs star should return at the start of next season.