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Hello and welcome to my blog about the Toronto Maple Leafs. As a boy growing up in Ontario pre-sens (they get no capital letters) was there any other team to support?

There's a story I like to tell to show how dedicated and passionate a fan I have always been. This is in contrast to 4 of the other 5 Canadian teams whose fans LOVE the bandwagon (I'm looking at you Ottawa, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver).

I was 5 years old and watching my beloved Leafs get their butts kicked all over the ice by the Flames (in their late 80s Battle of Alberta heyday). My father, another big fan but a bit quicker to lose patience, had seen enough and called the poor Leafs clowns. I lost it. I turned to my father and, with what he termed the angriest face he had ever seen me make, intoned 'YOU ARE A CLOWN!' Needless to say, the game was over for me but my love for the Leafs was well established.

This blog will feature links to articles relating to the Leafs as well as my opinions. Sometimes I'll include the thoughts of two friends with whom I spend a lot of time e-mailing at work. Enjoy.