How a baby pic stirred up Maple Leafs Nation

Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. Chris Young/CP

Whenever the Toronto Maple Leafs and the off-season are involved, things are naturally going to get a little silly at times.

Like Wednesday.

The subject is goaltender (and restricted free agent) Jonathan Bernier. Or, more specifically, his (totally adorable) baby boy.

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The fun (read: madness) started when Bernier’s fiancee, Martine Forget posted an Instagram photo of the couple’s 10-month-old son wearing a Maple Leafs onesie.

A photo posted by @martineforget on

Only — wait a second! — where’s the Leafs logo?

Here’s a closeup, placed beside the nine-month-old version. (Yes, this happened.)

Add a cryptic message from Martine herself, and stir.

Cue the fan frenzy. Trade? Contract talks? … Hockey Wives filming rights…?

Gotta love the off-season… and it’s only just beginning.

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