The Maple Leafs Future Lies In The Hands Of Hockey's Youngest Players

Josh LawrenceContributor IMarch 12, 2010

OTTAWA, ON - MARCH 6:  Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Toronto Maple Leafs has words with Chris Neil #25 of the Ottawa Senators as they skate up ice in a game at Scotiabank Place on March 6, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada. The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators are tied 1-1 after two periods. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
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Whenever someone asks me why do you cheer for the Leafs I reply"why not?"and they say the typical "they haven't won the cup in43years"                                                                   

and me being the typical excuse making Leafs fan iIcounter with a longer drought  

 The Chicago  Blackhawks  haven't won a  Stanley cup since 1961.

a lot of people joke with the fact that the Leafs haven't made the playoffs since the lockout, but they have more playoff games this decade than Les Canadiens. Now heres what really bites, being a part of the worlds most faithful fan-base and being dissapointed year in and year out. Sometimes I wonder what it's like cheering for a winning team.

This New Rebuild is a very good thing, it provides that youthful jump in overtime that the leafs have been lacking 3-1 with the new look leafs. It also gives them lots of time to unlock their full potential.

These guys are proven draft picks, Kessel is a proven draft pick, taylor hall and taylor seguin are not.


Josh Lawrence