Why does everybody hate the Leafs?

Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by OppositeLocK, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. daddy

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    I'm sure you would be correct about that. However I was asking in general how do all the Leafs fans attending games in those cities get a lot of tickets?
     
  3. Daisy Jane

    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    leafs/avs games are so entertaining. here's hoping!
     
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    Most of them are Albertans who harbour a seething rage for having to live in our shadow.
     
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    Daisy Jane they keep breaking my heart

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    oh just buy them in general. i know people who fly out all the time or drive up.
     
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    Either those Canadian teams don't sell a lot of season tickets because there are a lot of Leafs fans who either purchased tickets at the box office or they got them through season ticket holders.
     
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    A few years back when we were on the hunt for Luongo I got into it with a Vancouver fan on their page, he told me to comeback when leafs make the playoffs, I said, I would say come back when you you win a cup, but I wouldn't want to start a riot. First warning on HF, no sense of humour with the mods on the Van page.
     
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    Pocket Hercules Business in the front, party in the back.

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    I guess you never been to Montreal before?
     
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    Pocket Hercules Business in the front, party in the back.

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    Not meaning to be a keyboard warrior, but I would seriously consider slapping that fat **** Nucks fan upside the head if I saw him doing that to a Leafs jersey. It's one thing to hate a team, but its an entirely different thing to desecrate the logo, its history and the jersey like he did in that video. What a fat pathetic tub of ****.
     
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    I think that's some promotion for a Canucks radio station. Just garbage. Even in Montreal they have more respect and they are actually a rival team.
     
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    Hi. First time poster, long time lurker. I am one of the older guys and I must say I understand your question. I have been a leaf fan since the 1960's and there has always been animosity and hate for the blue and white. But the sheer numbers would suggest that there will be a bunch of people who are simply not that well educated, trolls, or just mean people on both sides of the argument. In other words, many leaf fans make it easy to hate this team, and other teams like to poke fun at failure. And trust me, there has been way more failure than success since our last cup win.

    Nice to be here and I look forward to the future being a leaf fan, and its been awhile since I have said that.
     
  12. Pocket Hercules

    Pocket Hercules Business in the front, party in the back.

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    Agreed. Its also incredibly disrespectful to the rich military lineage of Toronto Maple Leaf players who have fought for this country in both World Wars.
     
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    How so? I've never in my life heard anyone from anywhere piss on TO, the place. Leafs get pissed on all the the time but no Leaf fan should GAF. It's always the naval gazers who whine "why do they hate us so much". They really should grow up.
     
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    I thought it was “Halifaxer”??
     
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    Nobody who matters hates the Leafs.
     
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    Just go to tsn or sportsnet website. Tons of leaf exposure. The leafs are a big market team who are going to get the exposure because that's where the demand is. It was less annoying for the haters when leafs were a joke because they could enjoy the misery of leaf fans, but now that the team is good and deserving of the exposure, it annoys them to no end. Just wait til playoffs start, every 3 out of 5 stories/videos will be leafs and 1 will be jets and 1 will be other teams.
     
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    Who cares?
    Embrace the hate
     
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    Same reason why they dislike other teams.

    Usually the fans give them reason.
     
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    The media exposure gets people upset. The fact is thought the Leafs make the networks $$$$.
    In general as well, Toronto gets a lot of hate. I enjoy when I visit other places in Canada and hearing people in Winnipeg tell me why their city is so amazing and superior.
     
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    It goes like this...

    Can’t even makes the playoffs? Haha!
    Can’t even lose properly and come last? Haha!
    Can’t even get out of the 1st round? Haha!
    Can’t even get out of the 2nd round? Haha!
    Can’t even make the finals? Haha!
    Can’t even win the cup at home? Or on a sunny day? Haha!

    And on and on it goes*

    **If you let people define the conversation on your behalf.***
     
  21. LeafFever

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    Are you really trying to make the claim people in Vancouver don't hate Toronto more than anywhere else?
     
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    That place has a weird hate fetish going on. If you're at a business meeting it will be brought up how horrible you are to be associated with Toronto. They are like a gilted ex girlfriend.
     
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    I think it's still resentment for all those Stastny to Toronto proposals that permeated the Trade Board for years. Those threads could (and did) get ugly, but the dude hasn't been an Avalanche for 4 bloody years now, you'd think they'd be over it.

    Conversely, when Brad Richards was a free agent back in 2011, Leafs and Rangers fans on the Trade Board leading up to July 1st were at constant war with each other, arguing over which team was the better fit. Those threads got just as ugly, if not more so than Stastny-Toronto threads. However the resentment between the fan bases didn't last very long at all.

    Rangers fans are one of the few fan bases with whom we have an amicable relationship with, so it's no surprise the bad blood didn't last. Our teams don't seem to hate each other either, never had an issue with their play callers either.

    Avs fans however know how to hold a grudge apparently. You'd think they'd be more mellow given the fact they've got legal marijuana in the state.
     
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    I have been a fan of this team for a long time, and the ridicule that Leaf fans have had to endure from other fanbases on top of the dejection you felt when you could see that your team was never going to get there under other regimes was a lot to continually bare.

    You can't ridicule and kick a fanbase while it is down for as long as other fanbases have done to us, and not expect a day of reckoning when the tide has turned. If they don't like our newfound pride that borders on arrogance, than that is just too bad. You reap what you sow.

    What is making it that much worse, is that said haters are doubling down and continuing to try make us feel hesitant/skeptical about our players and our team by constantly tearing them down.

    All the hate, will just make it all the more sweet if this team reaches the promised land and wins the holy grail.

    With a cup win, the deluge that will transpire from all the salty tears will make sea levels rise and cause global flooding. Have your life jackets on hand, and bring a glass.
     
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    This is the EXACT argument I have made to others. Of course Leafs fans will retaliate after years of non-stop bashing. Just look at the time arounfd the Phil Kessel trade. My god, fans just would not shut-up. They were enjoying it so much. Unlike anything I have ever seen. And then so same people complain when a Leaf fan takes a shot at their team. (And now everyone loves Phil Kessel LOL).
     

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