The National Hockey League will lock out its players Thursday, starting a work stoppage that threatens to keep the sport off the ice for the entire 2004-05 season. As a die hard Leafs fan who follows his team religiously, watches every game and writes an synopsis entry on this site following every game, I'm about to experience a serious void in my life. Some thing I thoroughly enjoy is being taken away from me for an unknown period of time. In an effort to fill this void, I've come up with a contingency plan I'm now putting into action.
Effective immediately, I'm going to adopt the St. John's Maple Leafs as my team. They're moving to Toronto after this season anyways and they're the AHL affiliate for my NHL team so this was a natural selection. I won't be able to watch all the games, but I'll check the stats and read the analysis each day. I'll even post a few lines about each game on this site like so the lack of NHL hockey isn't as unbearable as it could be.
Go Leafs Go! The puck drops October 15th.
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