An e-mail over the weekend from Glenn in Phoenix, a Leafs fan who watched Saturday's 8-0 debacle via satellite:
I agree with Ken (Campbell's) article, but I think the worst Leafs loss was the 14-4 drubbing they got when they played the Buffalo Sabres in '80 or '81.
That would've been on March 19, 1981, Glenn -- the most goals the Leafs have ever given up in a game, that one, matching a 14-7 loss to Montreal in 1920.
It got me thinking: What are the worst losses in Toronto pro sports history? That one against the Sabres wasn't it, at least from the standpoint of margin of defeat:
Leafs: Toronto 1 at Pittsburgh 12 (Boxing Day, 1991); Boston 11 at Toronto 0 (Jan. 18, 1964).
Argos: Toronto 7 at Edmonton 61 (Oct 24, 1981).
Jays: California 24 at Toronto 2 (Aug 25, 1979); Toronto 1 at Baltimore 23 (Sept. 28, 2000).
Raptors: Toronto 79 at New York 125 (April 15, 1996).
8-0? Chicken feed.