Heart and Spirit Reborn: A Fan's Journal of the 2010-2011 Toronto Maple Leafs
The Toronto Maple Leafs did NOT make the Stanley Cup playoffs in 2010-2011. Still, the author saw something special beginning to emerge as the season unfolded. After a successful start in October, a series of events saw the team plunge to the bottom of the standings, Then circumstances slowly changed, and the Maple Leafs steadily regained standing until time finally ran out, and the playoffs eluded them. The season concludes with what the author sees as a rebirth of hope for coming hockey seasons in Toronto. This book follows the Maple Leafs from the day they named a new Captain for the club until the team's quest for the playoffs comes to an end. Every game is reported upon. Events are analyzed. The contributions of all players are critiqued and evaluated. Problems are pointed out, and possible solutions are put forward. Readers who follow the fortunes of the Toronto Maple Leaf franchise should enjoy reading the story of this past season, and comparing their perspectives of the team with those of the author.
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