A Sign of the Times: What The Maple Leafs Can Learn from 2010 Stanley Cup Finals

May 31st, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »

Oh, to be a fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

There isn't much of a cheer rising from the bowels of Leaf Nation right now as the faithful sit at home and watch the Finals of yet another postseason that doesn't include their beloved blue and white. The helpless feeling stewing as they count down the days until the first round of the 2010 NHL Draft that will not call for their team's services.

It doesn't help that with the Chicago Blackhawks two games away from hoisting Lord Stanley's Mug, the Leafs could potentially begin next season as the proud members of the longest Cup drought in the NHL.

Did I mention the lack of cheering in Leaf land?

Yes, though the future for the next generation of Maple Leafs is bright, and GM Brian Burke has promised an improved roster before the offseason is done; there certainly is much work to be done before the Leafs are lacing them up on the crack of June.

But ...

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