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We’ve all heard it. The sound of one team sucking. Our team. The Leafs. It usually starts this time of year. And while everything seems rosy for Leafs fans, just wait. The panic will soon set in.

Building in intensity with each defeat until, sometime after the All-Star break, the sound explodes — an internalized shriek like the noise a star might make if you ripped its heart out.

It’s a ritual for us.

When Art Ross: The Hockey Legend Who Built the Bruins was published in early September, it was almost exactly ten years to the day since I first began working on it. It hasn’t literally been ten years of continuous work … but it’s certainly been ten years of living with it – and two or three years of work, at least. More, by far, than I have spent on any other project.

 "...if Art Ross had done all the things he did in baseball instead of hockey, there would already be several books about him."

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Like a lot of things, my feelings were summed up by a Twitter post.

I wish that for just one day I could care as little about the Leafs as my wife does.

I wrote those words on my Twitter account (@PRGolfWriter) in the minutes after the Boston Bruins took a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven series on Wednesday night, putting the Leafs on the brink of elimination.