Even the Prime Minister supports Jim Balsillie's plan, as well he should. But however it turns out, every red-blooded Canadian male knows it's really just another opportunity for heartbreak

Stephen Marche, Weekend Post Published: Saturday, May 09, 2009

A few days ago, my three-year-old son turned to me and said the words every responsible father in Toronto dreads hearing: "Know what my favourite hockey team is, Dad? It's the Toronto Maple Leafs." I put on a brave face. I even managed to smile. But inwardly, I was praying it was just a phase. No one wants his child to suffer needlessly. I live in hope that he will escape the affliction of Leafs fandom.