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August 5, 2005

NHL - I think I'm back in

Before the NHL went on strike I was already getting tired of it. I figured with the strike it would go the way Major League Baseball did for me after their strike. I walked away from it for 7 years. Over the last 3 years I’ve been slowly drawn back in. Now I’ll go to a game from time to time and follow it half heartedly. Hockey I used to watch almost every Leaf game all of the playoffs but I was starting to fall away from that.

Now that the strike is over and a salary cap is in place. I expected the same thing to happen. I didn’t miss an entire year without hockey; there was no gaping hole in my life. Now as hockey starts to wind up; the draft was last weekend, and the free agent market is going crazy, the whole league is turned upside down. And I feel myself more interested in it than before. Teams are making huge deals, franchise players are changing teams. Teams are dealing left, right and center.

And then there are the Leafs. They pick up Jeff O’Neil but lose Roberts and Nieuwendyk to Florida and Leetch to Boston. I’m waiting for them to do something…anything. And then it happens today…they re-sign Tie Domi…ugh. I’m so sick of the Leafs and their style of play, I’m ready for a fast young team that’s entertaining to watch.

I think this is the perfect time to switch teams and start following a new club.

Posted by hypnobee at August 5, 2005 1:05 PM


Go ahead become a Senators fan... Then I can say "in your face" when T.O. beat them in the playoffs again.

I have to give the leafs a chance.. maybe till xmas. Then I'll decide if there a contender, they'll never win the cup again with the cap in place but I cant turn my back on them yet. Maybe Lindros will bring you back.

Like you said, I'm back in for sure.. I'm all over this hockey thing again. I think theres something in the water in Canada that makes us cup crazy... why else you a person name there dog after a trophy... what a trophy it is!!

Go Leafs Go!!!!

Posted by: Dart at August 5, 2005 2:31 PM

Hey....wait a minute. Who said anything about the Senators? I think I said young and entertaining hockey. I don't those words 'entertaining' and 'the Senators' have ever been uttered in the same breathe.

I'm thinking more along the lines of Flames or Oilers. Maybe Tampa Bay. I'll have to wait and see where everyone ends up playing before I decide but I'm pretty sure I'll retire the Blue and White.

Posted by: hypnobee at August 5, 2005 3:52 PM

Thats fine... jump ship. But dont think I'm letting you back on board if the leafs make a long playoff run.. no parade for you.. you wont be part of the biggest sport event in Canada's history. I know it may never happen but I want to be a part of it if it does..

GO Domi GO!

Posted by: Dart at August 8, 2005 8:46 AM

You are full of crap, Tampa Bay, come on. You know you will always be a Maple Leafs fan, you used to wear the Jersey everynight the Leafs played, you insist that your fantasy hockey team consists of only Leafs players, you even bought the Toronto Maple Leafs Trivial Pursuit, Monopoly, and Risk board games. You are the biggest Leafs fan there is, so don't try and fool the nice people who visit this site.

Posted by: paul riso at August 10, 2005 7:26 AM