Johnston: The Maple Leafs’ apathetic reaction to the Marchand hit needs to be seen as a teaching moment.

Johnston: The Maple Leafs’ apathetic reaction to the Marchand hit needs to be seen as a teaching moment.

TORONTO — It’s a serious red flag when you have to call a meeting to discuss why you failed to raise the appropriate emotional support for a wounded teammate.

It’s only natural to start questioning deeper-seated problems when you respond with as meek a response as the Toronto Maple Leafs did after all of that talk about responding.

The organization’s level of concern has significantly increased following a troubling week in Toronto.

Following Brad Marchand’s decision to place Timothy Liljegren on long-term injured reserve due to a high-ankle sprain on Thursday night, the atmosphere within the team offices was utterly toxic. The Boston Bruins captain not only did

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