Today marks the anniversary of one of the most infamous, painful and downright soul-destroying games in Maple Leafs history. No, not the two-week anniversary of that game. The other one. Yes, that one.
It’s been 20 years since Game Six of the 1993 Campbell Conference Finals between the Leafs and the Kings. The Kerry Fraser game.
I thought about doing a big long post to mark the occasion, but decided against it for a couple of reasons. One is that even acknowledging that it’s been 20 years makes me feel roughly a million years old. And the other is that I feel like I’ve pretty much covered this topic over the years.
So if you’re a Maple Leafs fan who feels the need to make yourself miserable (like there’s any other kind), here’s a roundup of some of what I’ve written about the game over the years:
- From The Archives: The DGB Leafs/Kings game six liveblog - My best attempt at recapturing what it was like to experience that game in real time. One of the most popular posts in site history.
- Shocking revelations from Kerry Fraser’s book - True story: I own an autographed copy.
- Good things about Kerry Fraser - When he retired in 2010, I decided to be classy and say goodbye by focusing on the good times.
- Why Leaf fans will never “just get over it” - No doubt you’ll hear from plenty of people today who urge Leaf fans to finally, mercifully, get over the Fraser game. It should never happen, and this is why.
- A look back at Wendel Clark’s hat trick - A reminder that Game Six may also have been the greatest individual playoff game any Maple Leaf has ever played.