Sometimes a BeLeafer (New writer!!!)

Margo Tzemis
January 16 2014 01:34PM

Hey Everyone!

My name is Margo and I am a new writer for the this site. I'm really excited to have this opportunity and look forward to making you all laugh, cringe and occasionally get riled up with my comments.

I was born and raised in Toronto, but have only been a Leaf fan since 1998. I was a Wayne Gretzky fan as a kid, so the Kings were my favourite team. I used to play NHL 93 for Sega Genesis, and would rarely (if ever) choose the Leafs. I had much more fun fighting with Marty McSorley! Once Gretzky left LA, my loyalty wavered and I slowly gravitated towards the Leafs. Once they signed Curtis Joseph and brought Pat Quinn on as head coach, I was hooked.

That being said, I've been a die-hard fan since then. I've celebrated, yelled, thrown things and cried along with many of you over the past 16 years. Ok, not sure how many of you have cried watching the Leafs, but I have. I'll admit it. I'll get to that in a bit...

I love to follow the team and have some pretty strong opinions on players that should be traded/brought in, goaltending, coaching and more. I have a tendency to be an arm-chair GM. Sure, people might get annoyed with my opinon (aka my brother Steven, who you probably have also met), but it makes for an excellent debate!

Secret Leaf Confession

I watch the same 3 Maple Leaf YouTube videos every single month:

(I had to pull up the link to that last one just to make sure it was the correct one, and I got emotional.)

So why do I watch these three videos every month? They bring out a raw emotion in me that I can't explain. These moments remind me why I love this team. I remember exactly where I was for all 3 games and still feel like I'm there in a sense. When Stumpy scored that goal, I remember going absolutely nuts with my family (and partly surprised that Berezin passed the puck!) Against the Flyers, I'll never forget that Darcy Tucker hit on Sami Kapanen. And Jeremy Roenick's reaction after scoring... And that Sundin goal, my favourite goal of all-time. When that went in, I sobbed uncontrollably until overtime started. A friend of mine called me the moment the goal went in, and he couldn't understand me because I was literally crying. If you can watch all three of those videos, and not get a bit emotional, then are you really a Leaf fan?

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#1 Bertly83
January 16 2014, 02:03PM
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Welcome!

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#2 Steve Dangle
January 16 2014, 02:43PM
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Welcome to the jungle!

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#3 Mike Tzemis
January 16 2014, 04:41PM
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Congrats, Margo & for anyone interested Margo is a REAL BIG Leaf fan bar none, Dad's reading!

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#4 Leaf Fan in Mexico
January 17 2014, 08:36AM
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Margo, good to have a new writer here, i look forward to Steve Dangle's game summary and Cams stats, and I know your Big Fan attitude will be a great addition....

My fav. Leaf moment are every time Dougie hit the ice cause he left it out there on every shift, and when Wendel drop gloves against McSorely a nano second after a shifty hit on Gilmour....

Oh if every Leaf could play with just half the intensity of Dougie half the time, we would win way more games!!!!!

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