"They're called the Leafs because they fall at the end of the season."
It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs cannot get rid of that Game 7 curse. Despite the unwavering loyalty of their devoted fans, Toronto's NHL team hasn't moved past the first round of the playoffs since 2004 — after last night, though, it's clear that even Leafs fans have their limits.
Many fans took to social media to cope with the pain of the Game 7 loss, sharing their emotional reactions and roasting the team with painfully accurate jokes.
One fan didn't waste time with jokes and went straight for the jersey burn.
They\u2019re called the Leafs because they fall at the end of the season.— Lauren Hunter (@Lauren Hunter) 1622518221
One person pointed out the irony that the Leafs' name brought.
This Redditor joked about the real reason why Doug Ford allowed 500 frontline healthcare workers into the arena.
This is a fact... #Leafs. #LeafsForever get your vaccines.pic.twitter.com/NNYYopGhii— djbrisco \ud83c\uddf9\ud83c\uddf9 (@djbrisco \ud83c\uddf9\ud83c\uddf9) 1622513698
One fan tweeted that the Leafs and the Stanley Cup are a lot more than six feet apart.
A banner night in Toronto...\n\n#TorontoMapleLeafs #MontrealCanadiens #NHLPlayoffs #FirstRoundExitAllStars @CanadiensMTL @MapleLeafspic.twitter.com/gWmUmzsDt7— HandsomeRob (@HandsomeRob) 1622513704
And another got creative with a new championship banner for the Leafs. Golf Leafs Golf!
The only thing less effective in Toronto than the Leafs in Game 7 is the lockdowns. #LeafsForever.pic.twitter.com/CFw81eWgjl— Nadia (@Nadia) 1622508190
Even though Leafs fans are no strangers to heartbreak, they're always ready to ride the emotional rollercoaster all over again by the start of the next season.