Thursday, July 20, 2006


Thanks to my wife Jenya for providing these. Hope you enjoyed them! There's more to come.


At July 20, 2006 at 9:25 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Don't know if you got the shit out of the jersey, but it sure was washed clean of Stanley Cups. I count 10 Cups since 1967 for my Habs. That translates into lots of great memories. Leaf nation can't pick on the Canadiens - it's futile. It's like Forrest Gump laughing at Peter North, saying "I got a girlfriend!" Give it up!

At July 20, 2006 at 9:51 p.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

Hey man! blame my wife! she's the one who dug it up! ha
Truthfully though RC, I'm not a Habs hater! I saw them play in '99 versus the Sabres, and I've been a fan of them ever since.
Well, I gave Alanah a hard time about Naslund, so now I gotta find a good Habs clip now.
True, the Leafs are futile. Alot of Leaf fans have no sense of reality.I've been a Leaf fan with a great sense of reality since '78. If anything, you should feel BAD for me!

At July 21, 2006 at 1:02 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Hey, actually I do feel sad that Leaf fans have not shared what what I have been able to experience. My anger,or rather, disappointment at different Leafs organizations over the years, stems from the fact that this great rivalry has not been re-consumated in 40 years. I'm still waiting for the blue and white to step up to the plate. Almost got my wish in '93.

I get the feeling all Canadian hockey fans are missing out on something special. Until the Leafs get their act together, my disappointment just turns to contempt.

I find the majority of Toronto fans applaud or defend every move they make, without any vision towards the future. An example of this is the recent Peca signing. Does anybody think he'll actually be around by the time the Leafs finally win the Cup. I doubt it big time!

The bottom line is the Leafs are uncapable of building a team with eyes on the future. It's always about NOW. I imagine a 40 year drought will do that for your mindset. Leafnation has been brainwashed into such likeminded thinking. Years of free spending GM's didn't help. Believing a team is perenially one player away from winning it all is generally stupid.

With all teams on equal footing thanks to the salary cap, the Leafs have yet to adjust their thinking. Oh well, more years of turmoil and rivalry absense. They can't even kick the Sens around any more!

....on another note...I just linked to this site yesterday and was impressed at its activity. I'll be here to shoot my mouth off on pretty much a regular basis.

I noticed that things in here were just getting started. I'm no comp whiz, but I must say this little blog inspired me to start my own. 4 hours and a migraine later, I'm up and running. Any tips I gather once I figure out WTF I'm doing, I'll gladly share. In the meantime, you can watch it unfold at:

I will be prompt to add a link to your site and a handful of others in a matter of days.

Take care, Zan

At July 21, 2006 at 7:35 a.m. , Anonymous Hodge said...

Crap..... Our first regular and he's a Leaf fan. I will be feverishly soliciting the world wide web all weekend in search of long time semi disgruntled Canuck fan, like myself to balance this thing out. It's bad enough sharing this blog with a Sundin this, Gilmour that, kinda guy. J/K

Joking aside, glad you like it so far, will check your blog out and drop some comments.

At July 21, 2006 at 9:26 a.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

RC wrote "The bottom line is the Leafs are uncapable of building a team with eyes on the future. It's always about NOW. I imagine a 40 year drought will do that for your mindset."

I think that about sums it up. I get caught up in that mentality sometimes as well (the Owen Nolan deal for example). But reality slaps me in the head when I keep seeing the Leafs trade away youth like Sullivan and Boyes and replacing them with veterans for a Cup run.
Peca is a good addition at a good price IMO. With the cap in place, almost anything CAN happen now. If Raycroft shines, the Leafs are going to the playoffs, where Peca WILL help.
I hear ya about '93. Damn Gretzky!! That Leaf team was good. And that Hab team WANTED to go to overtime because they set a record for OT wins. That was a helluva run. I wish for a Leafs/Habs series as well.
Thanks for the compliment RC, we'll link to ya lots.

At July 21, 2006 at 12:54 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Thanks guys..just don'y call me a Leafs fan again - LOL! Habs all or nothing here.

Nolan was the example I had in mind. I guess each time you see Boyes light the scoreboard it's like "Ouch!" Can't forget McAuley and Stuart in that deal - talk about mortgaging the future!

At July 21, 2006 at 1:55 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

it burns!!!! it burns!!!!

At July 21, 2006 at 3:03 p.m. , Anonymous you know who said...

"Hey man! blame my wife! she's the one who dug it up!"???? What's that supposed to mean? "I didn't say it was your fault; I said I was going to Blame you"...? I did't post it...YOU did.

At July 21, 2006 at 3:31 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

ha!!! Stay out of it! Don't make me look bad here!

At July 21, 2006 at 3:53 p.m. , Anonymous it's me said...

HA!!! I married you to make you look bad!

At July 21, 2006 at 3:54 p.m. , Anonymous it's me again said...

NOW, get back to work...


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