Toronto Mike

Why This Leafs Fan Is Rooting For Chicago

Stanley Cup

You've no doubt heard that the Chicago Blackhawks haven't won the Stanley Cup since 1961.  That's significant because it's the longest current drought in the NHL.

You've no doubt heard that the Toronto Maple Leafs have the 2nd longest current Stanley Cup drought in the NHL.  My Leafs haven't won it all since 1967.  If the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Philadelphia Flyers in these Stanley Cup finals, my Toronto Maple Leafs will be the answer to that old bar trivia favourite.

Maple Leaf haters, namely Habs fans without a rooting interest, are cheering for the Blackhawks for this very reason.  They think it will hurt us to hold this streak of futility.  They think it will crush our spirit and break our hearts.  They think it will sting.

I'm a lifelong, loyal and devout fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs and I want the Chicago Blackhawks to win the Stanley Cup.  I want my team to hold this record.  I want it to feel all that much better when we finally do win it all and hoist Lord Stanley's mug.

Go Blackhawks Go!


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