Toronto Mike

If It Ain't Broke

In grade 5, I wrote a speech about dreams. My teacher awarded me a spot delivering this speech in front of the entire school. That competition, however, was weeks away.

During that gap, I started tweaking my presentation. One day, out of the blue, my teacher asked me to deliver this speech. He then heard the new version.

I remember him hustling over to his copy of the Toronto Sun and showing me a quote from then Leafs head coach John Brophy.  The quote was "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Whenever I hear this phrase now, I think of John Brophy. This morning, in the shower, it struck me...

Brophy's Leafs were shit.  Everything was broken.  Everything needed to be fixed.  What the hell was he talking about???

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