My Leafs Fell Again - You'd Think It Was Autumn

  
By:  buzz-of-the-orient  •  7 months ago  •  24 comments

My Leafs Fell Again - You'd Think It Was Autumn

My Leafs Fell Again - You'd Think It Was Autumn

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It's been a long time since I watched an NHL game - When I was a kid I would always listen on Saturday night to Foster Hewitt announce the "Hockey Night in Canada" games - those were the days when the Leafs were Stanley Cup winners.  Has there ever been a kid in Canada who couldn't skate and wasn't a hockey fan?  Then I watched the games on TV and went to Maple Leaf Gardens to watch the Leafs play now and then when I lived in Toronto.   Amazingly, China CCTV showed the deciding semi-final between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Boston Bruins today.  What I saw right away is that the Bruins had better defence, and I can understand the Leafs losing because they were unable to even capitalize on having an extra man during a Bruins' penalty and when they pulled the goalie at the end.  Bad luck too - I saw early on a great shot bounce off the Bruin's goal post.   Anyway, when the Bruins got their empty net goal, I turned off the TV - I don't like going to funerals either.


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Buzz of the Orient
1  author  Buzz of the Orient    7 months ago

How I miss hearing Foster Hewitt shout "He shoots, he scores" during the Leafs' golden days.  There used to be a time....

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
2  Sean Treacy    7 months ago

Leafs have been snake bitten for decades.....

thought this would be the year they’d make a run.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
2.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Sean Treacy @2    7 months ago

If the Cubs could do it, the Leafs will too (I think).

 
 
 
Uptownchick
3  Uptownchick    7 months ago

I feel your pain Buzz! The Wings haven't even made it to the playoffs for three years! The best hockey news for this Wings fan is Stevie Y is coming back as the GM! 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
3.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Uptownchick @3    7 months ago

I used to really enjoy watching Gordie Howe play, but I know that Yzerman was a real star, so maybe he'll get the team competitive again.

 
 
 
luther28
4  luther28    7 months ago

Sorry Buzz, but the Bruins are moving on.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  luther28 @4    7 months ago

Yeah, luther28, so I've noticed, but your condolences are accepted.

 
 
 
luther28
4.1.1  luther28  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @4.1    7 months ago

Sorry I'm from the south of Boston area, it's a genetic thing for me. Don't fret, the Sox eventually began to win hopefully it won't take the Leafs as long.

See you next year:)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
4.1.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  luther28 @4.1.1    7 months ago

I once had the privilege of watching a game in Fenway Park - saw a homer hit over the green monster.  Great food.

 
 
 
Freefaller
5  Freefaller    7 months ago

I feel your pain to Buzz I watched the game as well, disappointing to say the least.  Well as we die hard Leafs fans are used to saying, there's always next year.

Even sadder imo is they were the last Canadian team still playing, now that they're gone there isn't any reason to continue watching the playoffs (for me).

 
 
 
Heartland American
5.1  Heartland American  replied to  Freefaller @5    7 months ago

Well, you could root for the Sharks 🦈 for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Heartland American @5.1    7 months ago

The Sharks?  Is that a team that lawyers endorse?

 
 
 
dave-2693993
5.1.2  dave-2693993  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.1    7 months ago
The Sharks?

I thought those were the guys who were always feuding with the Jets, Officer Krupksi.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  dave-2693993 @5.1.2    7 months ago

Well, I go back to the time of the original teams in the NHL.  I think there were six.  Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Boston and was it New York? Never knew much about the expansion teams.

 
 
 
Freefaller
5.1.4  Freefaller  replied to  Heartland American @5.1    7 months ago
Well, you could root for the Sharks

Nope, in this order it's the Leafs, Jets, Flames, Oilers, Habs, Sens, Canucks or no one.

The only playoff hope I've got going right now is the Raptors (and I don't even really like basketball)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.1.5  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @5.1.4    7 months ago

What about the Tigercats (my home of birth and youth) then the Argos, BB's, Allouettes.....

(I've never been a basketball fan either - the only pro game I ever went to was the original exhibition game between the newly formed Raptors and the team with Michael Jordan to see him play. 

 
 
 
TTGA
5.1.6  TTGA  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.3    7 months ago
Well, I go back to the time of the original teams in the NHL.  I think there were six.  Toronto, Montreal, Detroit, Chicago, Boston and was it New York?

Buzz, that brings to mind an old Doonesbury cartoon.  Mike Doonesbury is skating in a college hockey game and is checked by an opposing player.  Mike lets out a stream of French curses.  The other player says, "Sorry sir, I had no idea that you were Canadian".  As Mike skates away, his thought bubble says, "Actually I'm a French student from the Bronx."

 
 
 
Freefaller
5.1.7  Freefaller  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.5    7 months ago
What about the Tigercats (my home of birth and youth) then the Argos, BB's, Allouettes.....

Lol Buzz when the season rolls around again I'll be hoping for the Argos but that is not right now.  Right now is hockey and basketball.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.2  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @5    7 months ago

That was my last game to watch this year as well.  When it comes to hockey, I'm a dedicated homer, although I do cheer on the Canadian Olympic and World Hockey Canadian teams.

 
 
 
Freefaller
5.2.1  Freefaller  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2    7 months ago
I do cheer on the Canadian Olympic and World Hockey Canadian teams.

As do I

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5.3  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Freefaller @5    7 months ago

Me too.

 
 
 
TTGA
6  TTGA    7 months ago

They'll be back Buzz.  Should be an exciting season next year.  Hope for both the Maple Leafs and Redwings will ensue.  Also, you found that you can get the games in the postseason on TV over there.  That's certainly a good thing.

 
 
 
Save Me Jebus
7  Save Me Jebus    7 months ago

As an Oilers fan, I've got nothing but sadness every single NHL season. At least the Leafs make the playoffs. We couldn't even win the one thing we're good at, the top lottery draft pick.

Your team will be there again next year. Mine is still likely years away.

At least the Flames lost. Yay.

But that Sharks / Knights game was probably one of the craziest game 7's I've ever seen!!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
7.1  author  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Save Me Jebus @7    7 months ago

LOL.  Well, you had your golden Oiler days with the Great One. Mine go much further back.

 
 
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