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Introductions / Chris
February 09, 2015, 01:49:14 PM
Hey everyone, figured since I've started spewing my opinions around the forum, I'd give a brief intro. I've been reading here for several years but the Carlyle firing (which I've been hoping for) finally convinced me to start posting.

I grew up near New York City so as you might expect, my parents (and uncles, grandparents, etc) were all Ranger fans. Well, until the Islanders came around, at that point my Mom and sister switched allegiance which made for some really fun times (Ranger-Islander games in the late 70s/early 80s were the most intense hockey I've ever seen). I have no idea how I wound up a Leaf fan. Perhaps it was my first act of youthful rebellion? In any case, since I was born in 1962 the Leafs have technically won a Cup during my lifetime, but I don't remember it.

Among my group of friends, we had Ranger, Islander, Bruin, Flyer, Penguin and Red Wing fans. They've all seen their teams win at least one Cup. I'm still waiting.

I still live in NY state and still watch the Leafs. It's like a sickness that I can't shake. I'm hoping for a total tear-down and rebuild but I don't think the organization has the stomach for that. I think it's more likely that several pieces of "the core" are moved and one or two are kept...probably Kessel but who knows. The fact that they decided to fire Carlyle despite the fact the team was still in a playoff position gives me hope that maybe someone in the organization "gets it".

I don't know what else to say, so I'll leave it at that!