The last time that the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup was way back in 1967. It has almost been sixty years since they’ve won the championship cup and last season they were well on their way to winning their first Stanley Cup in decades. Unfortunately the Toronto Maple Leafs have a curse that they’ve never been able to truly get rid of. That curse being that their incredibly good for the majority of the season but come the end of the season their skills as a hockey team seem to fly out of the door and they always fail to enter the NHL Playoffs.
Phil Kessel, the forward for the Toronto Maple Leafs was recently being interviewed by thehockeynews.com when he spoke about the future of next season.
Mr. Kessel stated, “We have a new coach this year and he has been whipping everyone else on the team into shape. Instead of training for two hours like we previously did last year we now have to train for six hours every day with a thirty minute break in between three hour intervals. Our new coach is doing this in hopes that we’ll be a perfectly formed team and win the Stanley Cup. For the first time in decades I have confidence as well as the rest of Toronto that we can win the Stanley Cup. Only time will tell but I can ensure that the Maple Leafs won’t have another tailspin this year.”
The NHL Hockey Season begins again on Wednesday October 8th, 2014. The first game for the new season will be played against the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Montreal Canadians.