Approximately 200 fans protested outside the NHL’s New York City Headquarters in an effort to reverse previous losses, missed playoffs, and the team’s inevitable mediocre performance this season.
“This should have been our year, just like all the other years,” shouted a man wearing a Doug Gilmour jersey claiming the game has been rigged since 1968. “And we’re going to win this year, but the tyrannical NHL doesn’t want the truth that we are, hands down, the best team.”
Other passionate partisans claimed the Tampa Bay Lightning and the other 28 teams in the league were plotting against their team by dumping extra pucks into play.
“There was a second puck that slid in the net, but [Frederik] Andersen clearly stopped it,” said another fan showing a grainy video of two pucks he found on the internet on his phone.
Meanwhile, the Toronto Maple Leafs head office was suing the NHL demanding a recount of the 2019-2020 GF/GA results.