An Ode to Matt Stajan

Brandon HillisContributor IFebruary 1, 2010

SUNRISE, FL - JANUARY 23: Matt Stajan #14 of the Toronto Maple Leafs skates prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on January 23, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

I woke up this morning, hoping it was a dream,

There was no way that Matt Stajan had really left my team,

The goals he infrequently scored, and the face-offs he sometimes won

Somehow made being a Leafs fan all that more fun,

When he’d make a pass that would result in a giveaway,

Or when he’d fall down and break up a Leafs play,

It was always, “Go Stajan! Go Stajan!” we’d say,

But no, it was true, you had left my team,

And sadly, sadly, it wasn’t a dream

Now one word of wisdom as you quest for the Cup,

Maybe, for once, when you cross the blue line, keep your F#@&ing head up.

Related

    Maple Leafs Pipeline List grows by 9 names

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Maple Leafs Pipeline List grows by 9 names

    Pension Plan Puppets
    via Pension Plan Puppets

    Semyon Kizimov selected 211th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Semyon Kizimov selected 211th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Alec Brownscombe
    via Maple Leafs Hotstove

    With their last pick of the 2018 draft, the Maple Leafs take Semyon Kizimov at 211

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    With their last pick of the 2018 draft, the Maple Leafs take Semyon Kizimov at 211

    Pension Plan Puppets
    via Pension Plan Puppets

    Zachary Bouthillier selected 209th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Toronto Maple Leafs logo
    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Zachary Bouthillier selected 209th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs

    Alec Brownscombe
    via Maple Leafs Hotstove