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Leafs AbomiNation: The Dismayed Fan's Handbook to Why the Leafs Stink and How They Can Rise Again


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Love them or hate them, they’re the most successful team in professional hockey … just not on the scoresheet.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are an exception to every law of the sporting jungle. They miss the playoffs and the sellouts keep coming. They haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967, but the earning power of that blue-and-white maple leaf, no matter the chronic woes of the blue-and-white’s power play, never ceases to increase. In this description of failure and prescription for hope, Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Feschuk and Globe and Mail sports reporter Michael Grange draw the illogical roadmap that pinpoints how the once-proud Leafs got lost in the sporting hinterlands, who’s to blame for stranding them there, and how they might extract themselves from this historic mire.

About the Author

Dave Feschuk is a columnist for The Toronto Star who has written on a variety of sports, from hockey to hoops. His work on hockey has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award, cited in The Best American Sportswriting and included in The Way It Looks From Here: Contemporary Canadian Writing on Sports. Michael Grange is a sports reporter for The Globe and Mail and an award-winning magazine writer, writing in Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment for much of his 14-year tenure at Canada’s national newspaper, the New York Times, and ESPN.

Table of Contents

Stephen Harper’s Index


Chapter One

Blame History

Chapter Two

Blame Peddie

Chapter Three

Life as a Leaf

Chapter Four

Find Hope in Larry Tanenbaum

Chapter Five

Blame John Ferguson Jr. (and Peddie and Tanenbaum for Hiring Him)

Chapter Six

Find Hope in a Young Star

Chapter Seven

Blame Teachers’

Chapter Eight

Blame the Fans

Chapter Nine

Find Hope in Boston (and, uh, not in the Bruins)

Chapter Ten

Find Hope in Brian Burke



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The Dismayed Fan's Handbook to Why the Leafs Stink and How They Can Rise Again
Random House of Canada
Grange, Michael
Dave Feschuk Michael Grange
Dave Feschuk
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