Why does everybody hate the Leafs?

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  1. Tak7

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    That's more a product of demand than anything else. The Leafs sell, good or bad.

    Rogers ratings were really struggling without the Leafs - they had this new Hockey Night program, with Strombo as the host, and Montreal being a really good team and going deep in the playoffs, and McDavid just entering the league....

    ...and yet no one was watching because it wasn't the Leafs. The Leafs first round series against Washington got them more views than Montreal going to the conference finals against the Rangers did. The same was true of that Boston series too.

    That's not really the Leafs fault.
     
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    I think there is a difference between people who hate the Leafs and those who hate Leaf fans. We see comments that claim that they like the players, but "Leaf fans make it hard to like the team."

    The way I see it, these people who hate the Leafs because of rivalries is understandable. It goes both ways.

    When people claim to hate the Leafs because of the fans, well, those are the people that make me laugh. These people let the happiness of others make them miserable, and they lash out in the hopes of diminishing the joy felt by others. They rationalize their actions by saying it's "putting Leaf fans in their place" for over-rating players or being "arrogant." Why would you care about those people?
     
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    There are a few select posters on HF who seem more dedicated to hating the Leafs than liking any one particular team. It's pretty sad to see. They're the ones who constantly go into threads and try to derail them on purpose with their troll posts. Main board mods apparently don't care about it though and then ***** about things getting out of hand.

    Other times I've seen a ton of Leafs related threads started by non-Leafs fans and then rest of the league comes in to whine about Leafs getting too much attention and Leafs fans trying to shove Leafs content down their throats.

    You truly can't win.
     
  7. IamruKusleaf

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    Because we are TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS !!!

    Deal with it !

    Weather u like it or not , we are the most popular team and now a popular very good team getting better and better !

    Wooooooooooooooooooo!

    ruKus calls it like I sees it !!!
    GO F€£¥in LEAFS Gooooo !
     
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    That have more to do with media than anything else. When the only sports station-TSN and Sportsnet in the Country are based in Toronto, they will tend to report more in Toronto.

    Lets haters be haters.
     
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    Because, other than Winnipeg, all the other Cdn teams arent in it.
     
  10. JadedLeaf

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    Lets not pretend like we don't have more than our fair share of posters who like to make things harder on all of us by borderline trolling the main boards all the time. I have a hard time imagining it isn't like that to a big extent outside the board as well. We have a lot of fans, so we probably have more "idiots" than most other fan bases just by sheer number of fans alone. All the media coverage doesn't help that either.

    It's almost become a meme now though. Why do so many people hate the Leafs? Because it's the "cool" thing to do apparently. I do get a kick out of fans from teams like the Canucks that haven't won anything since 68 chirping the Leafs drought.....since 67
     
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    LeaffaninQuebec Why bother?

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    Toronto hate and exposure, though the latter is pretty self-explanatory and monetarily based.
     
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    Because there's only 1 king and 30 slaves in this league. This is more like a jealousy than hate.
     
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    It truly is because we are the center of the hockey universe.

    Nothing other than that.
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    Keep in mind it's not that people don't watch Montreal, they just watch RDS instead of CBC/Rogers. Toronto will always get more ratings because we don't split our viewership by language.
     
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    There can only be one center of the universe. Having lived in British Columbia and Alberta, their obsession with Toronto was borderline pathetic....then I would tell them nobody back home even mentions them, which of course only makes it worse.
     
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    If you were in charge of that network, you'd show the Leafs too.
     
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    Ray Ferraro-Vancouver resident and never played for the Leafs.
     
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    I liked Winnipeg before they moved to PHX. When they returned in 2011 I was excited to cheer for them again. I can't understand why in the world they had to design a new uniform, but they did. It looks wayyyy too close to the Leafs uniform for my liking. Now I hate Winnipeg.
     
  20. Pookie

    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    Well, when you are in Vancouver and the Leafs are visiting... you can tune in to the 7pm PST time slot to see Calgary or Edmonton. At the first intermission they will show highlights of the 4pm game.

    So that's nice.
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    And we have the best inter fan base diplomacy :sarcasm:
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    Am I crazy or did the board used to have better moderation? I remember one time when I first joined I made a snide remark and I got my post deleted and told to attack the opinion not the poster. Where did that go?
     
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    I've received three infractions in the past month for stuff that routinely goes ignored by mods when fans of other teams say it. Maybe I'm just not as skilled as hiding my wise words. :P

    Also can we take back @The Winter Soldier. I think he's paid his dues on the main boards garnering enough attention for the Leafs.
     
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    I can’t believe the stuff that people get away with on the mainboards.
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    TWS and BruinsLVGA almost only troll Leaf fans as far as I can tell.
     
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