Toronto Mike

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8 Cities with Longer Championship Droughts than Toronto

Firstly, this entry is about NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB championships. I realize Toronto has had great success in lacrosse and has won Grey Cups recently, but with all due respect, I'm not counting them as major championships. For Toronto, I'm only counting the Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and Raptors.
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Thankfully, It's over

What an awful, awful, awful, awful, awful 2014-15 season that was for our Leafs. So little passion, so little skill, so little entertainment... For the first time I can remember, I stopped tuning in. It's never been this bad, this early. But there are a few positives from this horrific
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Randy Carlyle Fired

Randy Carlyle has been fired as head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Hired by the Maple Leafs on March 2, 2012, Carlyle compiled a record of 91 wins, 78 losses, and 19 overtime/shootout losses in 188 games behind the Maple Leafs’ bench. I'm actually surprised Brendan Shanahan chose
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23

Prior to the Leafs game last night, they showed a tribute to Pat Quinn. I thought it was pretty good. Here it is, in case you missed it. The song, by the way, is The Parting Glass by The High Kings. Pat Quinn wore #23 for the Maple Leafs, and
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Pat Quinn, Dead at 71

Pat Quinn was 71. He coached the  Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Edmonton Oilers, reaching the Stanley Cup Finals twice, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. Under Quinn, the Maple Leafs had consistently been contenders, recording three 100-point seasons and
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An Ugly, Ugly Game

Following that debacle in Buffalo last weekend, I tuned into last night's Leafs game looking for a rebound. I figured they'd come out strong at home against Nashville. I was wrong. At 3-0 Nashville, Bernier was pulled for Reimer and I shut off the game to watch an episode of
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