Dating back to their days as teammates with the San Jose Sharks, then-Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Vesa Toskala must have owed then-New York Islander Rob Davison something huge. That’s really the only possible explanation behind Davison’s third (and last) career goal back in 2007-08.
Of course, we are talking about Vesa Toskala here, so it’s important to give him the benefit of the doubt that, no, he didn't let this one in on purpose and actually sucks that much.
Dare I rub salt in the open wound? Not only could the Leafs have avoided suffering through this embarrassment by holding on to Tuukka Rask (who was dealt to the Boston Bruins for Toskala’s predecessor, Andrew Raycroft) once upon a time, but the Leafs traded away three draft picks to get Toskala, including their first- and second-round picks in 2007.
While Leafs fans can find some solace in the fact that their rightful 13th overall pick in 2007 was used to select Lars Eller (who has yet to completely pan out), the Sharks actually traded both that and the second-round pick to the Blues for the ninth overall pick, Logan Couture.
Oh yeah, and the Leafs took Mark Bell off the Sharks’ hands, too, in that deal. All hail John Ferguson Jr.