Toronto Maple Leafs: It's Over

Thayne HallyburtonCorrespondent IMarch 25, 2008

Those two words say it all.

Phil Kessel and the Boston Bruins ended all the Maple Leafs fans hopes Tuesday night with a 6-2 romp of our beloved blue and white. 

I was not even in attendance and could hear the collective sobs of 'Leaf's Nation'.

Did we think we had a realistic shot at post season play? No, not really. But we sure hoped the Toronto Maple Leafs could find a way in. 

It's been 4 seasons, 286 straight games, including the lockout year, where playoff-starved Toronto Maple Leafs fans have not been able to see their boys play in the playoffs.

Four season's without a single glimmer of hope that we may actually hold a parade in June, welcoming Lord Stanley's Cup to Toronto, where all Leaf fans think it belongs.

Running the table the last 9 games is unheard of, unless you are the San Jose Sharks.

It was an impossible task that the Maple Leafs had to perform, but we all be-leafed in our boys.

No Mats Sundin, no Nik Antropov, no Carlo Colaiacovo, no ignorant of us.

Then again, we are Toronto Maple Leaf fans.