Unlike anyáfans in the NHL, those of the Toronto Maple Leafs have found themselves hoping for a lot of things since the last Stanley Cup victory in 1967. Hope is a word that is used at the beginning of every season, the signing of a new player, and especially at the draft, when a young prospect dons the blue and white, and is suddenly thrown into the spotlight of a hopefulácity. The Leafs drafted Matt Stajan in the 2002 Draft, in the second round,áwith immediate high hopes for the young forward. While in the OHL with the Bellville Bulls, Stajan scored 179 points in just 125 games ináhisáfinal two seasons there, scoring over 30 goals in both campaigns. He started his NHL career in the 2003-2004 season and, impressively, has only missedáeight games through the last five seasons. He has ...
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