Laich, a native of tiny Wawota, Sask., pop. 591, grew up a Maple Leaf fan with a Doug Gilmour No. 93 jersey, and even religiously used Gilmour’s stick pattern growing up. His grandfather once ventured east with buddy Bert Olmstead to try and make the Leafs, so there’s an emotional connection to the Toronto franchise and all the Canadian teams.Another Spring is going to pass without the Stanley Cup returning to Canada. I could not care less unless it's Toronto but Damien Cox has a theory on the reasons behind the drought. He speaks to Brooks Laich who incidentally will become an unrestricted free agent next summer.