Saturday, April 03, 2004
Let's Bring out the Leaf Flags!!
Well, now that the hockey season is over, we can all look forward to the fair-weather Toronto Maple Leaf fans bringing out the flags to stick in their car windows. Oh, it's my least favourite time of the year! In case you're one of the 10 people in the city who don't have one, you can get one here (you can even zoom in on it, if need a close-up). So, for the low low price of $24.24, you can support the team for the week that they're going to be in the play-offs and feel like you're part of something. If you're a real fan, you might want 2 or three (depending on how many windows you have in your car of course) I like hockey, and I like to see the Canadian teams win, but Leaf fans are pretty annoying. They're not going to win the Stanley Cup. They have a good team, it would have been a Stanley Cup contender, oh, I don't know, 10 years ago when their players were in their prime, but it takes more than 10 old superstars to make a great team. I was happy to see them pick up Ron Francis at the end of the season, it's good to see them bring in some young blood. Maybe if Toronto makes Messier an offer he will decide to play one more season. I say, instead of paying 10 old guys big bucks, pay 3 or 4 young guys the big bucks, and maybe build the foundation for a great team. Toronto won't make it past the second round.