Michael Langlois writes the popular “Vintage Leaf Memories” blog and has now authored “The Maple Leafs of My Youth” to help bridge the past and present for Toronto Maple Leaf fans around the world. Born in 1953 and a Leaf supporter since the late 1950s, Michael shares personal stories and memories about players, events and moments from his younger days as a fan that are part of the unique and lasting legacy of the Maple Leaf franchise. “The Maple Leafs of My Youth” is not a book about statistics, research or what is commonly known about the blue and white. It is in fact a very personal memoir of what it has meant to be a follower of the Leafs through very changing times, and why the franchise still matters to this day to countless supporters—despite decades without a Stanley Cup championship.
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The Maple Leafs of my Youth, Great Read
This is a great read, I've been a Leafs fan since 1974 and loved reading about the players of the past that made this team so great, it was also fascinating to learn about Michael growing up in a family who all followed the Canadiens, if your into the clubs history then this book is for you....
The Maple leafs of my Youth
I just loved this book. It brought back so many memories from my childhood and teenage years. Some of the things I'm not sure if I really remember or if I have heard of them subsequently but others are as clear as if they happened yesterday.
I highly recommend this to any hockey and especially any Leaf fan.
Amazingly I find that my favourite player Jim Dorey was also a favourite of t he author. Whole sections of this could have been written by me if I had the talent to write to the standard of this author.
Great Hockey Book!
A thoroughly enjoyable book, covering the author's own experiences growing up the lone Leafs fan in a hockey household. Told with both warmth and humor, the reader is immediately transported back to a Canada of a bye gone era, but with one thing remaining constant - the national religion of hockey!
Whether this reminds you of your own childhood, or in my case provides a feeling of what growing up watching the best sport in the world was like, Mr Langlois recalls vivid memories of what was obviously a rich and exciting era in Leafs history. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to future volumes!