October 09 2010 09:46PM
On November 27, 2007 we launched OilersNation.com roughly 45 days past our target date of the start of the season. January 28, 2008 we launched FlamesNation.ca, a mere 27 days past our deadline of "New Years or bust." April 10, 2009 saw the launch of CanucksArmy.com completely missing our goal of "catching the wave of playoff drive fever."
Well here we are barely 2 games into the 2010-11 NHL season and we have launched our newest work place productivity destroying site. Sure its a Saturday Night. Sure Citizen Alpha had to sacrifice his weekend to hang with Wanye at Nation HQ to get it launched. That is a small price to pay to launch a site for a team we cannot stand.
Today - TheLeafsNation.com begins.
Every time we launch a new site the cat calls begin. "Why the hell would you want Vancouver to have a site Wanye? Can't the Oilers win every game and have the other 29 teams fold their franchises?"
No way Ray.
We have plans baby. Big plans. Plans that involve getting a band together and leaving this small town once and for all to go to Nashville. Then when we get there people will finally see what we have known since we were just a little girl. That we can be a Big Country Star and -
Er wait - different plan.
We want to see a Nation in every Canadian NHL City. It is our duty as a pyjama wearing Canadian hockey blogging/singing sensation. Plus, on some level we feel for Leafs fans. Suffering since 1967. Forced to watch Brian Burke sitting all high and mighty in the press box every night. Having to consider Tomas Kaberle to be a franchise d-man. That can't be easy can it?
For heavens sakes Dion Phaneuf is their Captain! All of you Flames fans should be giggling nightly in your 700 count sheets that you were able to ship him out of town. And besides, why shouldn't the 29th place team in the league have a Nation site? Misery loves company right?
THIS CHANGES NOTHING FOR YOU
While you have been enjoying your summer in a speed boat with topless supermodels, we have been scouring the face of the earth for top quality Leafs bloggers and negotiating with Toronto Sports Radio. Think that was easy? They can't even believe that computers are available west of Mississauga. But we got it done and are pleased to announce the signing of luminary Pension Plan Puppets to the site as our first contributors to the site.
More announcements will come in the following days on TheLeafsNation. The rest of us will be left alone on our respective sites to debate the merits of our particular teams. But in the meantime, do your ol' pal Wanye a favour will ya? Go tell whatever Leaf fans you know to put the 2-0 celebrations on hold for a minute and zip over to the newest site on the interwebs.
You have our undying gratitude and will receive a cheque for $6 in the mail*
*cheques will not be valid