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Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto: Life as a Maple Leafs Fan [NOOK Book]

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False hope, hollow promises, and a mind-numbing lack of success - these words describe the Toronto Maple Leafs and the hockey club's inexplicable mediocrity over much of the past decade.



Author Peter Robinson has attended some 100 games over the past six seasons and has little to show for it except an unquenched thirst that keeps him coming back. Why does a team that ...
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Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto: Life as a Maple Leafs Fan

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Overview

False hope, hollow promises, and a mind-numbing lack of success - these words describe the Toronto Maple Leafs and the hockey club's inexplicable mediocrity over much of the past decade.



Author Peter Robinson has attended some 100 games over the past six seasons and has little to show for it except an unquenched thirst that keeps him coming back. Why does a team that hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 1967, long before many of its followers were even born, have such a hold on its fans? Robinson tries to answer that question and more while detailing what it's like to love one of the most unlovable teams in all of professional sports.



Being a Leafs fan requires a leap of faith every year, girding against inevitable disappointment. This book tells what that's like, how it got to be that way, and what the future holds for all who worship the Blue and White.
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Editorial Reviews

Five Minutes for Fighting
Overall, Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto is a well-written book and Robinson is able to inject his own humour throughout.
Peterborough Examiner
Robinson has written a fun book for both Leafs fans and any team-but-the-Leafs fans.
From the Publisher

Overall, Hope and Heartbreak in Toronto is a well-written book and Robinson is able to inject his own humour throughout.

Robinson has written a fun book for both Leafs fans and any team-but-the-Leafs fans.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781459706859
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 9/22/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Robinson is the editor of Prospects Hockey, the official magazine of the Canadian Hockey League, and the golf columnist for CBC.ca. Somehow he manages to balance his work, his family, and his obsession with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

Peter Robinson is the editor of Prospects Hockey, the official magazine of the Canadian Hockey League, and the golf columnist for CBC.ca. Somehow he manages to balance his work, his family, and his obsession with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He lives in Barrie, Ontario.

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Table of Contents

1. When the Obsession Starts
2. The Gardens
3. Management Scandal
4. Gilmour
5. Hysteria
6. Bad Teams, Bad Players, and Management Mistakes
7. Toronto Team Troubles
8. False Idols
9. Villains
10. Kerry Fraser
11. Genuine Heroes
12. Scalpers
13. Leafs Myths
14. The Cost
15. The Scramble
16. Toronto Hockey IQ
17. Dead Crowds
18. Expansion’s Effect on Schedule
19. Montreal
20. Road Trips and Television
21. Hope Lives
22. The Future
Appendix/Source Material
 

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    Posted March 30, 2014

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    •This is part of MapleClan's Forest•
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