"I REALLY BELIEVE WE'RE GOING TO GET THERE." -AUSTON MATTHEWS

AUG 21, 2021  (16H41)      ALEXANDRE DESROSIERS
In an interview with ESPN following the announcement of his appearance on the cover of NHL 22, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Auston Matthews didn't hesitate to speak out about the team's failures.

"It's tough... It's obviously very frustrating. It sucks right now. People have opinions and they can say what they want, and rightfully so, but I really believe in the team and I really believe in all the players on the team - the core group especially. I really believe we're going to get there. We're going to be better because of our losses and the adversity we've faced."

"The only way is to move forward. [The playoff loss] sucked. There's no other way to put it. Extremely disappointing. But we'll feel even better when we finally get to the top."

Incidentally, Matthews is reassured by the words of Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, who just recently spoke in a similar vein.

"I don't think it's news to us. We know that's how he feels. When he says it again, it gives us confidence to move forward. That's all you can ask for: that your general manager and all your teammates really believe in each other."

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LEON DRAISAITL
22212243
CONNOR MCDAVID
22162642
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
+1
25201939
NAZEM KADRI
2092130
KIRILL KAPRIZOV
+1
2492029
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
+1
2482129
EVGENY KUZNETSOV
2582028
JOHNNY GAUDREAU
2491827
STEVEN STAMKOS
+1
22121426
ARTEMI PANARIN
+3
2371926
MIKAEL GRANLUND
+1
2452126
SEBASTIAN AHO
+3
23101525
KYLE CONNOR
23141125
ADAM FOX
+2
2352025
JOHN TAVARES
24111425
TROY TERRY
24151025
BRAD MARCHAND
1891524
GABRIEL LANDESKOG
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1981624
TIMO MEIER
19111324
AUSTON MATTHEWS
+2
22141024
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DECEMBER 4, 2021
TOP 20 G A PTS
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1 2 3
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1 2 3
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2 - 2
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2 - 2
ADAM FOX
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1 1 2
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