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I am a hockey fan. Period.

This post on Puck Daddy got me thinking.  And raised my blood pressure (the comments, not the article). I believe "real" hockey fans root for good hockey. I agree that combining two jerseys is...

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How did I get here?

I could not tell you exactly where this all started. I’m a Toronto girl, but my family was not a hockey family. My father had season tickets to the Jays but hated Leafs games as an extension of his...

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The Fan-sanity of Loser Domi

Actually, this is more why I love hockey and not specifically the Leafs, but I think it'll do.   I’ll be honest—sometimes I wonder why I chose to be a fan of the Maple Leafs. I don’t have any...

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Revising History

Here's a great first submission from newcomer blue with age about the Leafs in the 70s and being a Leaf fan in Quebec. I think i am of an older cuvée than those who post here but my commodore 64...

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Fan-sanity

My foray into the world of hockey and leafs loving started when I was very very young. As a little girl I was only really ever interested in playing with my Barbie doll and teddy bears. So nights...

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There's not much going on in Leafland so it's the perfect time to make a contribution to the Origins of Fandom series. We've already read some great submissions from JaredFromLondon, Frost_, and k...

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Fandom?

In the spirit of avoiding summer boredom, here's my story on how I came to spend $150 of student money on a Leafs jersey: As a Toronto native, it's hard to say exactly when it all started. When we...

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Origins of Fandom

My first memories of the white & blue come from the early 1990's. A fresh new sound was coming out of Seattle, Cito Gaston was leading the Jays to back to back World Series,  Jean Cretien's...

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Origins of Fan-sanity

JaredFromLondon gets the Origins series started where I suspect most will: Dear Old Dad. This story starts (for me at least) in a little tri-city slice called Kitchener. At the tender age of 5, I...

FTB - Participation Edition

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From the "Stop Reading My Mind" files, MF37 has put up a post that is exactly what I had hoped to do today. He's curious as to how everyone became a fan of the Maple Leafs. His is a not uncommon...

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