We, like many others were born into Leafs Nation and we thank God that we are a part of it.We have walked the hallowed hallways of Maple Leaf Gardens and the ACC holding our fathers' hands knowing that this is the place where our heroes play and have played. We have listened to our elder family and friends talk about past players whom we are too young to know, yet feel a familiarity with them akin to that of our family members. We have sat in our seats and gazed upon the banners proclaiming us as champions.
We have thought my dad is the best for bringing me here. We have sat in our elementary school libraries looking through hockey books reading about the Leafs and their winning ways, how they scored goals with a broken leg to win. We have taken a frozen tennis ball pass from the kid who lives up the street and put it top shelf screaming Clark scores the Leafs win!
The legacies of Sittler, Gilmour, Salming, Armstrong, Keon, Bower and the rest resonate within our souls as we yearn for glory once again. We have collected every Leafs player's hockey card from that year and saved it in our rooms, while we played toppsies and knockies with our Gretzky rookies. We have gone to sleep wishing we could grow up wear the beloved Blue and White.
We dreamed of scoring that winning goal against the Habs.We have sat on Saturday nights watching Dave Hodge and Peter Puck or Don Cherry and Ron MacLean with our moms and dads. If the Leafs won, we were winning together. If they lost, then we all lost together. Regardless of the outcome, however, we were always cheering together, talking together, and simply being together.
Like our parents and the generations past, we are proud members of Leafs Nation. We always have been fans and we always will be. Being part of Leafs Nation is an honor for us, and one in which we would like to pass on to our children. For too long, through no fault of our own, we have endured misery and mediocrity, and too many have come to accept this. Have pride in what you truly want from YOUR team.
We must regain the pride this organization once had, and held high.A few of us proud members have come together to help give Leafs Nation the voice it deserves. We want to help bring back our glory days.
The days where our battle cry was “The Toronto Maple Leafs Defeat Does Not Rest Lightly on Their Shoulders”. We want everyone to share in the electric energy and atmosphere that captured this city. We want to help the silent majority be heard. Mediocrity will not do and winning is the only solution. Our quest will be complete when we as Leafs Nation collectively raise the cup over our city once again.The best fans in the greatest hockey city in the world deserve it. Believe we can and we are halfway there.We Want a Cup! Do you?