It is quite anxious being a Leaf fan these days. We have a team that doesn't seem too keen on giving up goat, beating teams they have no buisness beating, and then there is Stamkos watch 2008 / chop cut rebuild. I have come to a simple conclusion of what I am to do in said situation. I am going to cheer for my team. If they win, I cheer because that probably makes Mats worth an extra first rounder come the 26th. If they lose, I cheer because we are one step closer to seeing the scariest line not yet assembled, Tlusty / Stamkos / Earl in 2010.
I have also chosen not to hold any grudges should players in question not waive their NTC's. I mean, can you blame them for wanting to remain Toronto Maple Leafs? I can't. It is the top of all my boyhood dreams and getting put in a situation where I have to choose to give that up, I don't know if i could, not even for a Stanley Cup.
The trade tension continues to build in Leaf Nation. Every Leaf fan worth their salt thinks Fletch has something epic brewing, me included. But what? It's like Christmas when you're 8, only Christmas could happen at any time up to and including the 25th. The anticipation is near heart attack inducing. Even worse for me since I'll be out of country from the 22nd onward and will not return till early March with no way of getting hockey news. Thank god its an all inclusive resort or I'd go mad thinking about the crazy wonderful things Fletch has pulled off.