Toronto Maple Leafs ownership issued an apology to their fans for an "unacceptable" end to the season.
From February to the conclusion of the season, Toronto saw its record plummet from 26-19-6 to 35-37-10 and at one point it lost 11 straight on home ice. The Leafs finished with the fifth-worst record in the league, and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment chairman Lawrence M. Tanenbaum wrote a full-page letter to fans in the Toronto editions of the The Globe and Mail apologizing. The letter reads, in part: "We have fallen short of everyone's expectations, and for that we are sorry. We take full responsibility for how this team performs on the ice, and we make no excuses. The way this year ended was unacceptable."