For a little while now, I’ve been looking to add some quality writers, with varying viewpoints and opinions but one common thing: a passion for the Leafs. We’ve tried a couple different things in the past that never quite panned out the way we thought they would, but I think we might have found ourselves a couple of winners this time around. I’m gonna take a second and let these guys introduce themselves, and you can expect to see work from all three of them this coming week. I’ve been reading some of their stuff already, and I think having them onboard is going to be a real benefit to you, the readers.
First up, we have Drew Webb.
I’m 28 years old I have lived North East of the city (in Markham now Stouffville) my whole life. I’ve played hockey my entire life (mostly for the Markham Waxers). I’m a huge Leaf fan. I will never cheer for another Canadian NHL team because as far as I’m concerned I don’t want to see any of them win a cup until the Leafs do.
Next, we have Bradshaw Furlong, a young up-and-coming writer, who’s also a certifiable sports nut. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @theShaw27 for commentary on just about every sport, but, in his own words, “I’ve been a Leafs fan for as long as I can remember. I may cheer for other teams in the playoffs (when the Leafs aren’t there), but I will always be a lifelong diehard Leafs fan.”
Finally, Douglas McCoy didn’t always cheer for the Leafs, but circumstances have changed his perspective.
The best athlete, let alone hockey player, I ever saw play in person was Pavel Bure. I have never been to Toronto. My Leafs allegiance began in full force during the ’02 Eastern Finals. (Still can’t believe they lost) It was strengthened as a result of 5 years in the Middle East. The only passionate hockey coverage I could find that I enjoyed was on the Leafs. Getting up at 3 in the morning, during sandstorms, to listen to the games live on the net converted me into a diehard. I have to see this journey through to its rightful conclusion.
Join me in welcoming them to the network, and I expect big things from all of them.