Toronto Maple Leafs: Forever Cursed By the Hockey Gods

November 2nd, 2010 by Smiley Gimbel Leave a reply »
If history tells us anything, it’s that the Hockey Gods do not like the Toronto Maple Leafs.

One has to simply recall the ‘93 non-call by Fraser to validate this claim.

Oh, the Hockey Gods like to tease us every decade or so, but just like Tantalus in Greek Mythology, the ultimate goal for Leafs fans is ever so slightly out of reach. A sip from the Lords Cup evaporating just before the sweet ambrosia were to touch the waiting mouths of our players.

Our first week in the 2010-11 season, we had two 110 goal scorers and were on pace to win all 82 games. All they had to do was tighten up a few areas of their game and we had the Cup within our feeble sights.

Then our Elysian Fields faded into the pits of Tartarus. 

How many times does a player set a record while playing the Leafs? 

How many times do longstanding slumps end with a win over the Leafs? 

How many times has a player, who couldn't score a second assist in a Somalian PeeWee house league, notched an amazing goal on us to win the game?

How many times have our Leafs been games ended by a bad bounce, bad call, revers ...

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