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Leafs AbomiNation: The dismayed fan's handbook to why the Leafs stink and how they can rise again

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Love them or hate them, they’re the most successful team in professional hockey … just not on the scoresheet.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are an exception to every law of the sporting jungle. They miss the playoffs and the sellouts keep coming. They haven’t won a Stanley Cup since 1967, but the earning power of that blue-and-white maple leaf, no matter the chronic woes of the b
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 11th 2009 by Random House Canada (first published January 1st 2009)
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Mjhancock
Nov 13, 2012 Mjhancock rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, sports
Feschuk and Michael Grange evaluate exactly what has brought the Leafs franchise to its current low point, and what could potentially bring about a different future. "Leafs AbomiNation" is a twist on the term "Leafs Nation," the legion of self-professed Leaf fans. The title is a good indication of Grange and Feschuk's tone: unsubtle and snarky. For example: "fans were given white T-shirts bearing the Leafs' new corporate slogan--'Spirit is Everything!' (Vince Lombardi, the late NFL coaching lege ...more
Lance
Sep 30, 2013 Lance rated it liked it
Shelves: humor, sports, blog, hockey
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Fans and even writers can feel frustrated when their favorite teams are performing poorly for a long period of time. For this author, he is frustrated that the Toronto Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967, yet continually manage to turn a profit. This book is the author’s take on why the Leafs have had such a long drought and the various players, coaches, general managers and other key personnel who have contributed to this long period without a c
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Bernard
Oct 07, 2009 Bernard rated it really liked it
This is a great, if not depressing, book that all fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs should read. It offers some very insightful reasons for why the Leafs have been so bad for so long (with some decent years sprinkled in the 90s). I have a new appreciation for the damage that was done by Harold Ballard. I have a new appreciation for the culture of the Leafs, and what the team has always meant to its owners - a great way to make money.

But I also appreciate the hope that the book points to - hope in
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Nick
Jun 05, 2015 Nick rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It angers how the Leafs have messed up so many great opportunities.
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Jan 27, 2010 Denis rated it it was amazing
Leafs Abomination is a fast-paced examination of what has plagued The Centre of the Hockey Universe's NHL franchise since 1967.
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