Toronto Maple Leafs: Five Future Stars…and Ron Wilson

March 11th, 2010 by Eric Warren Leave a reply »
Forty-three years. It's been forty-three years, since an arm that wore a blue and white hockey jersey hoisted the Stanley cup. I'm 40 years old and like millions of other Toronto Maple Leafs fans, hope to see it happen before my long walk is over. I've seen lots of promise, the early 90's brought the team closer than it had been since 1967 and if you ask any Leaf fan old enough to remember that fateful game, you know the one, the famous 'non-call', why we haven't won a cup in forty plus years? Almost to a man, we'll point to that high stick by Gretzky as the reason. The Leafs were looking pretty good again in the early part of the new millennium as well. A season lost, a new hard cap, and John Ferguson Jr were the end of that. Alas, a new day is dawning. In a season full of to put it lightly, ups and downs, Brian Burke has instilled a new hope in the hearts of a weary Leafs Nation. This years edition of our beloved Maple Leafs will finish with one of the worst records I can remember. We have seen an almost complete purge of the old franchise. From the top down. Brian Burkes self imposed mandate, was to change the mindset of the organization, completely. Although, there are ...

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