The Toronto Maple Leafs: A Half-Century of Failure

TRIGGER WARNING: The following video contains scenes that may cause horrible pain for Maple Leafs fans and/or vicarious joy for division rivals.
I've been waiting for the right time to work on this vid. Now is finally the time. Come and witness over fifty years of failure, greed, strife, and ineptitude in all aspects of the team. Do I try to make a long explanation here? Of course not. The answer is to get right into it.
I can only hope I did this justice.



  • Leaf management: we're two years away from being two years away.

    Dexter HavenDexter Haven3 saatler önce
  • Completely uncalled for and way out of line, you should show some respect considering all that talent... Plus Marian Hossa is a classy s.o.b, definitely better then those shiteating leafs

    Jay LewJay Lew13 saatler önce
  • I’m a bit biased as a leafs fan but I think if they were in the eastern conference during the 90’s they woulda made at least one Stanley cup appearance because of how stacked the west was back then

    Luke BobackLuke BobackGün önce
  • Jesus says in John 6:47 "verily, verily I say unto you, he that believes in me has everlasting life." Jesus of Nazareth was the Messiah, he died for the remission of sin, including yours, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day after his burial, so that all who believe may have everlasting life. Whoever believes in Jesus to to save them from hell has everlasting life in heaven.

    TheModer8terTheModer8terGün önce
  • I’ve watched this video 10 times and I love it. This coming from a leafs fan.

    Shawn1234abcShawn1234abcGün önce
  • Great effort making this video!

    m miffolam miffolaGün önce
  • I wish that all Canadian NHL Teams work really hard to end the drought and win the Stanley Cup and bring it back to Canada starting from the 2020-21 Season. It will be 28 years in 2021.

    Shivabalan NagakumaranShivabalan NagakumaranGün önce
  • It may not have the views but this is Tree's magnum opus

    ethan hatcherethan hatcher2 gün önce
  • The best they got is a Calder cup from the Marlies lol

    Jobin McdastardJobin Mcdastard3 gün önce
  • I look forward to the moment when Austin Matthews gets fed up with this failure and eventually signs with his hometown Coyotes

    jeremy finchamjeremy fincham3 gün önce
    • If that ever happens, I'd love to see Matthews guide the Yotes to a Stanley Cup.

      Justinn ZamoraJustinn Zamora3 gün önce
  • an eternity of failure

    The DudeThe Dude3 gün önce
  • Go Leafs Go! All the way to the Allen Cup. Toronto does not win because they have the worst, and stupidest fans in the NHL. Most Leaf fans are not even real hockey fans. Ninety percent of them do not watch the playoffs if the sad sack Leafs are not in it. They like to think that they are knowledgable fans, but they only see one team on the ice. If the Leafs win, they played well, if they lose they played bad, or the refs were crooked, or the ice was leaning the wrong way. The other team has nothing to do with it. And NO, I am not a Habs fan. Enjoying the last 53 years.

    mensamanmensaman3 gün önce
  • Everyone loves the Leaf's is why everyone loves to hate on them.

    Leafgreen1976Leafgreen19763 gün önce
  • If they dont make it next year they will tie the Rangers for longesr drought LOVE IT!

    Craig UsselmanCraig Usselman3 gün önce
  • 11:00 I’m just imagining a relative of Ballard watching this I mean omg 🤣🤣

    Matt TomaselliMatt Tomaselli4 gün önce
    • Deep down... They know.

      M. JacksonM. Jackson2 gün önce
  • At least Ballard did the right thing for the Ticats though and gave them what they deserve.

    Robert Lewis IIRobert Lewis II5 gün önce
  • Gotta love the use of the Banjo Kazooie song in there near the end.

    RobotWillieRobotWillie5 gün önce
  • Love the banjo kazooie music 👍👍👍

    SportsFanaticSportsFanatic5 gün önce
  • Trigger warning: The New York Islanders are the only team to ever win 3 postseason series in Toronto. *Ever*. They then took the spirit of Toronto to Edmonton and promptly got destroyed. And by destroyed, they still won more games in the ECF finals than their half-the-cap destroying forwards scored goals in an elimination game.

    AJAJ5 gün önce
  • Harold Ballard died on the same day I was born. Finally this team gave me something to be happy about

    Matt GibsonMatt Gibson5 gün önce
  • As a salty Islander fan I throughly enjoyed this funny as hell video. I remember Ballard growing up but didn’t know the extent of his bullshit. Salming and Clark were to of my favorite players growing up . Great video

    Bob RBob R5 gün önce
  • This is priceless.

    R DR D6 gün önce
  • I was waiting for this for YEARS

    Gabriel Monet-AlarciaGabriel Monet-Alarcia6 gün önce
  • anyone else replay the Steve Dangle bit over and over again here? just me? c'mon, don't lie...

    Reetom BeraReetom Bera6 gün önce
  • This is the best Leafs video I’ve ever seen

    Shane SanderShane Sander6 gün önce
  • Who else was pausing to look at the retro ads?

    andyjay729andyjay7297 gün önce
  • 4:49 OMG what a stupid move that was.

    Warren LWarren L7 gün önce
  • The last time the leafs won the Stanley cup my dad wasn't even born yet

    Ryan MooreRyan Moore7 gün önce
  • I think that islanders are the most annoying fans

    PantherFan11PantherFan119 gün önce
  • As a moribund Senators fan, this, now *THIS* gets my rocks off like absolutely nothing else. Schadenfreude is such a small word when compared to my emotions in this moment.

    Jeffrey TamJeffrey Tam9 gün önce
  • crazy how an expansion team could do what the leafs haven’t done in 50 years in ONE SEASON Lmao

    gesture ,gesture ,9 gün önce
  • When your last cup was in black and white.

    French Accents ChannelFrench Accents Channel9 gün önce
  • I no longer need my job because of, *p a i d t o b e h o m e .c o m*

    Jacob VilsonJacob Vilson10 gün önce
  • The results of trading draft picks for liabilities is what gets me. *coughs* tuukka rask

    XtraCanadianXtraCanadian10 gün önce
  • Love Urinating Tree! Sick of the Laffs. If you want to watch something hilarious, check out the new Canadian series trailer premiere of - Ball Hockey

    Lucky Luke LifestyleLucky Luke Lifestyle10 gün önce
  • Vulgar and foul-mouthed narration. BYE.

    Cool MDCool MD11 gün önce
    • If that is off-putting to you, how on earth did a UrinatingTree video end up on your feed?

      Bryce McNeilBryce McNeil10 gün önce
  • 11:06 36:10

    Cottage Cheese 77Cottage Cheese 7711 gün önce
  • I am certain “The Great One” touched (Janet) after Game 7 in 1993. I do I know? He said so in a subtle way. I mean, he said how that game was one of the greatest he ever played. It was in his hometown. How do you not wanna touch (Janet) after that?

    David ParadaDavid Parada11 gün önce
  • This makes me so happy to watch

    Drew FDrew F11 gün önce
  • N64 music!

    Klubbex13Klubbex1311 gün önce
  • I thought surely that at least some of what you were saying about Ballard was hyperbole...until I looked it up and realized that he actually DID all of those things (even the paper bag and that shocked the crap out of me). What a circus.

    Rae DraconisRae Draconis11 gün önce
  • 36 year leaf fan here , will always remember 93 . so close . fucking fraser and his hair . Great video btw , we are the knicks of the NHL . Fans need to stop buying tickets

    JaerockJaerock12 gün önce
  • as a leafs fan im happy about this video

    Luke BobackLuke Boback12 gün önce
  • "Not even Nazem Kadri trying to kill someone again can stop it" Made me spat my drink. Thanks!

    JerryCanJerryCan12 gün önce
  • Can we start calling Dubas Dub'ass'? Or Dumbass. Young, well-groomed fellow who is so nepotistic it isn't even funny anymore.. The saddest part about the Leafs is that they didn't even lose to Stanley Cup champions. They lost to teams eliminated. Ugh.. Be humble, not pretentious.

    reignofrockreignofrock13 gün önce
  • Well.... At least I'm not a senators fan.

    GK 23GK 2313 gün önce
    • @Saka Yeah gotta admit, valid points you guys mentioned. I just hope the Maple Leafs make it back to prominence. Same thing with the Senators.

      GK 23GK 2311 gün önce
    • @SirZapdos Yeah sorry if I made fun of your team. Senators are having pretty good offseason and have my support. I'm just very disappointed we lost to the Blue Jackets.

      GK 23GK 2311 gün önce
    • @SirZapdos And a team that's won playoff series' in the past 15 years. Multiple, in fact. Objectively closer to the cup in 2017 than Toronto in this half century, with god awful ownership, arena location and a stagnant fanbase.

      SakaSaka11 gün önce
    • Aren't the Senators the team with no cap trouble, a nice prospect pool and two top 5 draft picks in one of the deepest drafts in recent memory?

      SirZapdosSirZapdos12 gün önce
  • bro lou signed marleau to that bullshit 6M dollar contract w/ a NTC, we needed to give up a first to move him, also we got a first round back in the kapanen deal. secodnly, we have cap flexibilty moving forward, even with the big 4 locked up, so idk what kind of high end talent we would have to move lmao. thridy, babcock was a cancer and firing him absolutley improved the team, look a tyson barries individuals from when babcock coached to when keefe coached, two completeley different players, at least get your facts right. the only valid point was talking about fredrik andersen, he cant win big games to save his life. just admit you wasted your time making this video, we'll win a stanley cup, and mf's like you will be the first people i dunk on.

    icyaustonicyauston13 gün önce
    • Being a Leaf fan is an actual cancer 41 minutes of pure fact and you can't handle it. Par for the course

      Andrew JohnsonAndrew Johnson9 gün önce
  • 26:54 Did I just hear a Battalion Wars 2 reference? That game was fucking great.

    Christian HolbrookChristian Holbrook13 gün önce
  • Greedy players who doesn't want their name to be on cup will never be able to win. Fact is that they ruined this tume again by giving expensive and bad contracts

    Atif MahmoodAtif Mahmood13 gün önce
  • 28:24 urinatingtree has malfunctioned

    Lucas BlantonLucas Blanton13 gün önce
  • Another fine Utree product - good until 41:59

    Biafra RepublikBiafra Republik14 gün önce
  • You probably didn't miss much not getting Seguin. He does nothing in the post-season.

    BA/CDC0120BA/CDC012014 gün önce
  • 26:53 is just perfect

    Jordan LinscottJordan Linscott14 gün önce
  • The Star Fox 64 music was a nice touch. Some omissions: - Since their last appearance in the conference finals (2002), every other Canadian team has made it that far, with 4 of them making it to the Stanley Cup Final. - Missing the playoffs in 2007 when the Islanders' backup goalie (Wade Dubielewicz) wins the shootout in game 82 against New Jersey to put them ahead of the Leafs for 8th place. - Summer of 2013: buying out their best forward in Grabovski and letting Clarke Macarthur walk in free agency, only for him to sign in Ottawa and find a home in Ottawa's top six. - Auston Matthews scoring 4 goals in his very first NHL game, only for the Leafs to lose 5-4 in OT. - Flexing their financial might by loading up their contracts with signing bonuses, but forgetting to get an offsetting reduction in AAV which the bonuses should theoretically do.

    SirZapdosSirZapdos14 gün önce
  • Make same video but just talk normal and it would be watchable for all. Hard for adults to watch

    Hal FedeadHal Fedead14 gün önce
  • 10:58 *coffin dance*

    Pittsburgh CountryballsPittsburgh Countryballs14 gün önce
  • Four players taken up half the salary, another century for Toronto 🙌🙌

    Master QwiefMaster Qwief15 gün önce
  • That Game 5 against CBJ, reminded me of why I don't watch Hockey anymore

    Silver TigerHDSilver TigerHD15 gün önce
  • 28:23 to 28:35 I fucking laughed so hard!!!

    Ryan BladeRyan Blade15 gün önce
  • I’ll bet when Harold descended into hell, he probably clinked champagne glasses with Satan and received steak dinners every night! He must have also been given a luxury suite and assigned an accounting job to cut down the salaries of Hell’s employees!

    sanefansanefan15 gün önce
  • Rangers, Indians, Cubs, Red Sox, and White Sox have entered the building

    Jeremy McCommonsJeremy McCommons15 gün önce
  • Is it just me or does Harold Ballard look like a Saturday cartoon villain?

    Edward CollierEdward Collier15 gün önce
  • You've earn my "like". I've never seen a more entertaining 50+ season summary of a hockey franchise. Great job.

    David ManigoDavid Manigo15 gün önce

    TOOLTOOL15 gün önce
  • Babcock is the problem he was a great coach but I feel like he is trying to make the 2000s wings again and that's never gonna happen again. You need a new coach who emphasises speed with a team like this not a defensive one

    Zach SpathZach Spath16 gün önce
  • the toronto make me laffs, a team of failure.

    Ryan FriesenRyan Friesen16 gün önce
  • this video was long overdue excellent work

    Robert EwingRobert Ewing16 gün önce

    Sparky ShoreSparky Shore16 gün önce
  • The problem with the Leafs are the fans. No matter how sh$%ity the Leafs are the fans continue to show up. Why would owners or management care to put a winning team on the ice when the team is making money hand over fist. The owners see the team as an investment not a hockey team. Same old excuses ever year .......but "next year will be the year". At least Harold Ballard was honest and said he had no need to put a winning team on the ice because he was making money. Every owner after just fed the fans excuses and the fans just eat it up and buy their tickets and merchandise every year. Maybe if fans stop showing up to games at $1000 a ticket, buying TV package deals to watch pay per view games that would be free to watch in any other market or buying crap owners would have to change (take a coffee mug from the Dollar Store and put a Leafs symbol on it and sell it for $12 and you are buying it???) Owners are masters at making money but horrible at managing a are fools for taking it all.

    12weasel10012weasel10016 gün önce
  • Get hyped for 69 years cupless

    Habs 16Habs 1616 gün önce
The Toronto Maple Leafs: A Half-Century of Failure