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08-23-2012, 08:44 PM
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Born a Leaf fan in St Thomas, and have always been one. Favourite player is Salming followed closely by McDonald and Sittler. I've been fortunate to meet Sittler and McDonald (sold him a 50/50 ticket at a Flames game.)

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As for favorite player it's Alexander Mogilny. Simply the most skilled player I've seen play for us. Vision, Hands, Speed, He was just a joy to watch.

I wish we could of got him a few years before we did.

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08-23-2012, 08:50 PM
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Ah should mention my favourite leaf player of all time is sundin

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08-23-2012, 08:56 PM
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Came to Canada in '92. First hockey I caught a glimpse of was '92 playoffs, Montreal vs. Boston. I remember liking Andy Moog and Raymond Bourque (I was really happy to see him win the cup with the Avs after all those years). Started watching the Leafs around 94/95 and turned my Pops into a fan. Favourite Leafs player was CuJo .. till he left for (what he thought were) greener pastures.

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08-23-2012, 08:58 PM
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Grandfather and Father.

Thomas, Steve.

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08-23-2012, 08:59 PM
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08-23-2012, 09:12 PM
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Spent a lot of time with my grandpa as a kid and it was his team so we watched a lot of games together. He has since passed, but I will continue to be a fan until the day I die.

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08-23-2012, 09:29 PM
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Pizzaville needs to shape up, or ship out.

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08-23-2012, 09:31 PM
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I'm noticing a pattern here.


Yes I was born one too.

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08-23-2012, 09:44 PM
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I remember being more of a Toronto Blue Jays fan as a young kid during the ALCS and World Series runs and needed something else to watch in the winters which the Leafs filled. One of the biggest reasons why I got really into it was this:





Felix Potvin and his gear...

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08-23-2012, 09:44 PM
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Born one, favourite player ever is Tucker. We need another one of him.

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08-23-2012, 09:50 PM
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Raised a Leaf fan.

Only had Douggie and Sundin posters, still being stored.

Noone was allowed to talk when Don Cherry was speaking inbetween periods!

.....Funny hes now one of my customers!

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08-23-2012, 10:01 PM
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Essentially I became a leaf fan because I live in Toronto.


My All-time favourite player is Joe Sakic. I'm 18, so when I was a young kid Sakic and the Avs were one of the best teams in the league. Burnaby Joe was incredibly clutch, and the epitome of class. Also the Avs were out West so they never played the Leafs in the playoffs.

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08-23-2012, 10:26 PM
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Born and raised in Toronto. Never was a fan of any other team.

Favorite all time player(s)...Borje Salming and Wendel Clark

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08-23-2012, 10:47 PM
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I was born one. Favourite player growing up was Sundin.

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Why did you become a leaf fan?
Because I wanted to ask myself the same question every day for the next two decades

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08-23-2012, 11:12 PM
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My uncle really got me into the Leafs at a young age.

The earliest major hero I can remember was Felix Potvin.

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08-24-2012, 03:38 AM
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Felix Potvin and his gear...
I would like to think it was given, but it probably was chosen. As kids in school we collected those cool hockey cards and I chose to collect Potvins. It stuck, never have been fan of any other NHL club. In 94 cup finals I cheered for Rangers(guess I have always been Canucks hater), but still didn't consider myself as fan. Tikkanen, Richter, Messier and Leetch great players. Still I was always more Gilmour, Clark and Potvin guy. Always followed Teemu Selanne and other Finns(don't like Saku Koivu that much, but I respect), but my favourite club has always been Toronto.

Odd and funny, because I have never been in Canada. I would love to and will visit Toronto someday. It would be some much easier there. To be a fan, here your always alone with your passion. There are many NHL enthusiasts but not that many pure fans of one team or Leafs fans.

I just can't write short reply... Damn.

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the only real leafs fans is born leafs fans, dawg

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Born and raised in Burlington. Pretty hard to grow up as a hockey fan but not a Leafs fan at that age given the attention the Leafs rightfully receive here and the hometown connection. My best friend was also a rabid Leafs fan too, moreso than I was even, which helped cement it.

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08-24-2012, 06:13 AM
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My dad tried to raise me a Habs fan. But my grandpa was a big Leafer- and lets face it Wendel Clark and Sundin were amazing to watch

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08-24-2012, 06:22 AM
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Immigrated to Toronto 10 years age at the age of 10, and since I was/am a huge sports fan(particularly Hockey and Football), I got into it and became a big fan of the Leafs. So u can say I was basically raised one.

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Grew up in Chatham, where you were either a Wings or a Leafs fan. Most were wings fans so I went the other way. Then Felix came along and I was hooked. Still my favourite Leaf along with Wendel.

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