Toronto Maple Leafs stoke a little playoff excitement with a pair of bad-ass Game of Thrones-style pics

Toronto Maple Leafs stoke a little playoff excitement with a pair of bad-ass Game of Thrones-style pics

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As of 9:45 p.m. on Saturday night, it was official: the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs for the first time in nine years. Cue wild celebrating among the team’s loyal and long-suffering fans—us included. Then came the pundits’ inevitable post-hoc analyses, pre-playoff predictions and unoriginal jokes about the team’s lengthy drought. The organization, meanwhile, marked the auspicious moment with a pair of slick, Game of Thrones-inspired images that are sure to give shivers to any HBO-loving Leaf fans (we know which Joffrey we prefer). The postseason begins April 30—the city has a full week to soak in the excitement and practice drawing symmetrical maple leafs in blue face-paint.