Daily Archives: November 19, 2014

I was born a Maple Leafs fan. Raised in Toronto, I bled blue and white and was nine-years-old when the Leafs won their last Stanley Cup in 1967 – the 47-year draught is the longest in the NHL.Maple Leafs

By my teen years, I had fallen for another, the New York Rangers. They caught my eye after seeing goalie Gilles Villemure's mask. It was cat-like and kind of cool. When you include players like Ed Giacomin, Vic Hadfield, Rod Gilbert and Jean Ratelle, I was hooked. I still remain a Rangers fan, but I never gave up my love for the Leafs. No wait, that's not right. I never gave up my hate for the Leafs.

Ask yourself, has any team caused so much frustration for its fans?

Which makes me wonder. Are the Leafs meant to lose?

Let's look at a few things.

Once again this year, the Leafs have the highest average ticket price ($446 (more…)