Steve Simmons asks another stupid question to Sheldon Keefe

Published May 9, 2022 at 10:54

Toronto Maple Leaf's Head Coach Sheldon Keefe was answering questions post game from the 7-3 Game 4 shellacking by the Lightning.

One question in particular got a frosty response from the coach. That question was asked by Toronto Sun reporter Steve Simmons.

Simmons: Sheldon, why would you start your worst defenceman in a building you know was going to be this loud..?

Keefe: Who was our worst defenceman?

Simmons: Justin Holl.

Keefe: That's your opinion, I guess.

Holl wasn't the only Leaf who was bad on the night. Everyone was terrible. Holl did have a very rough first shift though. He gave the puck away at least three times on his first shift — he was part of the storm — before Steven Stamkos scored his first goal of the series on a perfect pass by the perfect passing Nikita Kucherov.

Holl was a minus 1 with three blocks five hits in 17:25 of ice time. He was partnered with Mark Giordano on the third pairing.

Steve Simmons has a a bit of a tumultuous relationship with some of the Leaf players with questions he has asked and things he has reported on.

Simmons reported that Matthews tested positive for COVID-19 in June, the lone reporter who identified the Leafs' forward publicly as the unnamed player who received the positive test.

When Simmons was queued up in the post-game conference, Matthews expressed his displeasure with the reporter's prior story.

"First of all, it's unfortunate I'm getting a question from you at this point, Steve. I just wanted to say that I didn't appreciate the article you wrote about me a couple of months ago. I thought it was a bit unethical, to be honest," Matthews said, before responding to Simmons' question about the Blue Jackets' defensive systems.

Toronto needs to start on time. This was a big part of the problem in Game 4. Less than ten minutes into the game the Leafs were already down 3-0. The Buds will need to bring their work books for Game 5 on Tuesday Night.
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Steve Simmons asks another stupid question to Sheldon Keefe

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