5 Things for Toronto Maple Leafs Fans to Do This Off-Season

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It Will All Be Okay

Here is one for the jersey burners, the dramatic firebrands and the determined ones. Just breathe through the pain. This Toronto Maple Leafs team has let us all down before, and they will likely do it again.

Toronto’s cup drought is going on a little longer, but actually, this team is still very good. They have elite talent and there are still options and time aplenty to make changes to the team before next season.

It isn’t all over. You may think that 1967 is a long time without winning the biggest trophy in your sport, how about you asked England fans what it was like when they won the World Cup in 1966. In fact, England have never actually won the “World Cup” because that trophy only became available in 1974.

The trophy everyone now called the World Cup has never graced English football hands, but the perpetual losses England has faced haven’t deterred fans.

Leafs fans need to adopt a more sardonic approach, much like the tongue in cheek “It’s Coming Home” notion that punctuates every England appearance at a major tournament.

A Stanley Cup will come for the Toronto Maple Leafs. It may not be this coming season, it may not be next, but eventually it will happen.

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In the meantime, just go out and enjoy the four months of sun we get in the Great White North. Let the humidity hit you like a brick wall when you step outside, and make your clothes cling to every inch of your body. Get a blizzard that melts before you can finish it and whatever you do, don’t visit any landmarks.