I'm an old guy here. Many of you would refer to me as a boomer. Sometimes in a bad way I guess and sometimes not. Anyway, I started following the Leafs in the 61-62 season. I'm originally from the Detroit area and a neighboring city To Windsor Ontario. The closeness to Windsor gave me the opportunity to receive CKLW channel 9 the CBC affiliate. I was able to watch the Blue and White win 4 Stanley cups in the 60's. I don't believe I'll see another.
The Red Wings at that time, only showed the third period of their games on a delay at 11pm. I was only 12 at the time and that was too late for me. So, I started watching the Leafs and what a great team they were in the sixty's. They became my favorites. Now, to this day, people ask me why having grown up in the Detroit area I am not a Red Wings fan. My answer is, either I'm loyal or stupid. I haven't figured out which yet.