Uncovering the Truth Behind Hockey’s ‘Tough’ Guys: Are They Really Just Cheap-Shot Crybabies?

The article discusses how hockey players, particularly the Toronto Maple Leafs, have a low tolerance for anything that makes them feel bad on the ice. The author criticizes Morgan Rielly for his reaction to an opponent scoring a slapshot into an empty net at the end of the game, implying that such unwritten rules are nonsensical. The author also questions the institutional control within the Maple Leafs organization and their focus on trivial matters rather than more pressing issues with the team’s performance. The article concludes with a suggestion that the proper strategy for avoiding game-clinching goals against them is to play better and not put themselves in a position where the goalie needs to be pulled.