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Brendan Shanahan, a two-time 50-goal scorer in the NHL, said it's just a matter of time before Toronto Maple Leafs Los Angeles Lakers Customized Logo forward Auston Matthews reaches that mark himself, even if where to buy covid-19 iron on stickers he's denied the chance to try to get there this season.
Matthews was three goals shy of 50 when the NHL paused the season March 12 because of concerns about the coronavirus.
After speaking with the 22-year-old following the pause, the Maple Leafs president said he came away impressed with Matthews' attitude of not dwelling on his personal goal total.
If the growing season resumes at some point, Matthews, who has 47 goals in 70 games (0.67 per game), will have 12 games to attempt to join Rick Vaive (54 in 1981-82; 51 in 1982-83; 52 in 1983-84), Gary Leeman (51 in 1989-90) and Dave Andreychuk (53 in 1993-94) as the only Maple Leafs to score 50 goals in a season.
Toronto (36-25-9) is Cartoon & Movie Iron On Transfers in third place in the Atlantic Division at the pause. Matthews, forwards Mitchell Marner, John Tavares, William Nylander, Zach Hyman and Kasperi Kapanen, defensemen Jake Muzzin and Morgan Rielly, and goalie Frederik Andersen are signed past this season and form the core Shanahan believes makes the Maple Leafs a Stanley Cup contender.
Shanahan made similar comments in Los Angeles on March 5 during the Maple Leafs' 0-2-1 trip through California.
Life has changed a lot in the ensuing 3 weeks.
Shanahan now spends his days in self-quarantine with his wife and three kids at his Toronto area home, but he said he communicates daily with Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas, coach Sheldon Keefe, other front office staff and the players.
The ever-changing landscape is why Shanahan said he doesn't like to predict potential Stanley Cup Playoff formats if the NHL comes back this season.