Are Toronto Maple Leafs Fans Chasing Ghosts?

Sean PaddisonCorrespondent IFebruary 21, 2012

SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 23: Head coach Ron Wilson of the Toronto Maple Leafs watches action in the third period against the Florida Panthers on January 23, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. The Panthers defeated the Maple Leafs 2-0. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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It's been a long time waiting for Toronto Maple Leafs fans. Let us not mention the playoff drought lest Leafs fan need to head for a bottle of Tylenol.

Being a Leafs fan is not an easy assignment.

Situated in the hotbed of hockey while championing mediocrity leaves a sour taste in the mouth of even the most dedicated fan.

With many fans threatening to finally turn their backs on their beloved Leafs if they don't make the playoffs this year, who can really blame them? 

Leafs fans have had to endure passionless hockey from MLSE driven team for years now with not even a glimmer of hope showing on the horizon.

Great hockey teams are run by great owners who truly live and breathe hockey.

It is clear the Leafs owners simply do not carry this trait. They don't give a rat's rectum about hockey, they are focused on one thing and one thing only....MAKING MONEY FOR THE SHAREHOLDERS.

Sad thing is they are doing exactly what they were hired to do. So you really can't blame anyone inside MLSE either. The fact is this team was destroyed years ago when it became a faceless corporation with no soul. It's no wonder the Leafs play exactly like the machine that feeds it.

So what is a Leafs fan to do as they contemplate turning their back on their beloved Leafs?


Well maybe then one can take some consolation in the fact that they are actually turning their back on a corporate zombie more than an actual hockey team, with the slight hope that, maybe somewhere down the road, the MLSE zombies will sell the team to some uber-rich hockey fanatic.

Yes, the Leafs have won many cups, but that was a looooonnnnggg time ago!

There is no shame in giving up on a something that died ages ago and now is just taking up space in ones busy life schedule.

Well it will very interesting to see exactly how many fans give up if the Leafs lose out on the playoffs again this year. It's not like there are any players, coaches or company figureheads that will leave one feeling guilty now is there?