Toronto Maple Leafs Win Stanley Cup….

was the headline of the newspaper in May of 1967. I wasn’t even born for another 20 years. Add to that the 24 years I have been living and we are left with a number. That number is 44. That is the number of years it has been since the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Stanley Cup. Toronto lives and breathes hockey and has the most rabid fans of any other team. The leafs are continually the highest grossing NHL team in the league with the most sold out games and merchandise sales, yet they still can’t win. Leaf fans are growing old, especially those who were around to see the glory years of the 60s. The new generation of fans has never been able to witness a winning tradition at all in Toronto. We haven’t even made it to the playoffs in years. Hopefully 2011-2012 will be the year to turn things around. Until then, we are left with these black and white pictures….

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