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Opening Night: Back to Basics

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Opening night is finally here and despite our best intentions Tyler Bozak is still centering the first line. It's been a long summer as Leafs Nation twiddled their thumbs hoping for Brad Richards, hoping for not Brad Richards, and waiting for birky's insane Paul Stastny plan to come to fruition among other hair brained schemes.

This summer saw 2/3rds of NHL enforcers move to a farm far away because fighting is safe and healthy and they just don't want to do it anymore. They're all very happy they sent me a postcard, honest.

This summer has also seen a stark change in the way non Leafs fans view the Leafs. I'm getting the feeling that people truly feel bad for our hockey club and are starting to be nicer to us because of it. Well I'm here to tell you that nonsense stops now.

We founded this blog on being jerks to everyone but Leafs fans and by Salming we'll die (or maybe just go play Xbox) before we stop being jerks. Jerkdom is in our blood. It's our birthright. Are the Leafs going to be crummy this year? Going by the theory that God exists and uses the Leafs as a tool solely to make most of us miserable I'd say it's a safe bet.

But the Leafs are OUR crummy team and we won't stand by and let people pity us or say mean things about the Leafs. No, if we can't get honest respect for the quality of our local squadron then we'll kick legos all over the play room and maybe even steal somebody's snack pack.

The season is back and so are we. Vote Pension Plan Puppets in 2012.