Tag Archives: Toronto Maple Leafs

Carte Blanche and Blue

Okay, here we go. Picture a box of cereal placed vertically onto the conveyor belt at a grocery store checkout. It is a tall, proud, imposing figure, like the stone wall Whomp character in Mario Party games that just shows … Continue reading

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Who Will The Leafs Get This Offseason?

It is back to the drawing board for the Toronto Maple Leafs, after another disappointing playoff exit. We don’t have to talk about it. The offseason is a safe space, though. New players come in, optimism is renewed, and we … Continue reading

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Only Pain

Remember in Home Alone 2, when the family lands in Miami and they are passing everyone’s luggage down the line – “Give this to Kevin” – only to find out that, “Kevin’s not here”? And then Catherine O’Hara finds out … Continue reading

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This Isn’t About 1967

Back in the 90s and very early 2000s, CBC ran various montages during the Stanley Cup Playoffs featuring the song, “The Chance May Never Come Again“. It was, essentially, hockey’s version of “One Shining Moment” and romanticized the game in … Continue reading

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Jumbo Joe in Toronto

I remember when the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired Owen Nolan from the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline in 2003. Man, I was so excited. The next day at school, I went right to my best friend, Chris, and … Continue reading

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Five Games In

The Toronto Maple Leafs are five games into their annual quest of getting my hopes up, only to crush my dreams in May – or dare I say, June? Man, if the Leafs are still playing in June, that’ll mean … Continue reading

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O Captain! No Captain!

No, this post isn’t about me, but if you stick around long enough, it eventually will be. Yes, the title of this post was inspired by Dead Poets Society. No, I have not seen the movie. Yes, I’ve watched the scene … Continue reading

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John Tavares is a Toronto Maple Leaf

…there’s a party goin’ on right here, a celebration to last throughout the years, so bring your good times, and your laughter too, we gonna celebrate your party with you, come on now, celebrat… Oh, hi! Didn’t see you there. … Continue reading

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50 Thoughts: 2018 NHL Draft

The first 31 thoughts will follow the draft order and pertain to the team picking at each position. Thoughts 32-50 won’t follow the draft order and will be about anything.  1. It’s no secret that Buffalo is taking Rasmus Dahlin. He’ll … Continue reading

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2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs Preview

The first time I ever wrote a playoff preview article was in Grade 6 for a group assignment about newspapers. Newspapers! What an inventive way of preparing us for the future. I still remember doing a preview for a series … Continue reading

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