Always had the Leafs on as a kid in the 80's, as all the kids did in my 'hood. But I wasn't a rabid fan like now until me and my girlfriend(wife now) started watching in the Pat Quinn era. Now we don't miss a game. Plans be damned. Our friends always say; "we'll put the game on, we all want to watch" but we prefer to watch just the two of us. Well now 3.
My 4 y/o is now into superheros and when he asked me who my favourite hero was as a kid, I told him Wendel Clark.
I always loved Sundin, Roberts, Gilmour and I suppose Phaneuf is my current favourite, but it's nothing like it used to be. I still don't miss a game if I can help it, but I don't love a leaf like I did then. I think it's obvious why.