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Stamkos: Tank Away Boys!

I am guessing that PPP missed this because he doesn't read The Sun but Steven Stamkos is a fan of the tank:

"To be a Leaf would be a dream come true," said Stamkos, who already has 80 points in just 46 games. "I idolized the Leafs growing up. I've always been a Leafs fan.

"I'm not going to lie to you. I've checked out the NHL standings. I pay attention to where the Leafs sit. I know they're near the bottom of the standings. The chance of (getting picked by them) definitely is in the back of my mind."

Highlights from the article include his childhood in Unionville:

Growing up in Unionville, a thriving bedroom community just north of Toronto, young Steven viewed the world through blue-and-white glasses. His father, Chris, was a huge Leafs supporter and passed on that unbridled passion to his son at an early age.

his father's love of Wendel Clark:

"Dad's favourite player was always Wendel Clark. I kind of carried on that tradition."

and the coincidence that the last time the Leafs drafted a player first overall they picked up Wendel.

Zeisberger has a warning for the Leafs though:

One final point that needs to be brought to your attention, Maple Leafs. Just hours after eagerly discussing his passion for the Leafs in an interview, Stamkos went out and racked up four goals and an assist to lead his Sarnia Sting to a 9-1 win over the Owen Sound Attack.

Imagine him doing that in a Leafs uniform one day.

It won't happen if you keep screwing things up by winning.

Hopefully the Leafs can start heeding that call and will respond to the sens' move with the first of many trades to revamp this franchise.

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