Over the years the Toronto Maple Leafs organization have been heavily criticized by many hockey fans coming from all over North America all the way to Europe. It’s gone as far that Sports Illustrasted in an article last year, considered them the “most-hated team in professional sports.” Now what is the reasoning for this hate? Is it the Toronto players? Is it the Toronto Media? Or is it just the Toronto fans themselves? The point of this article is for people to state their reasoning behind their hatred of the leafs and for the Leaf fans to defend themselves. Because we all know just how passionate they are. I know this is the last thing Leaf-haters want, another Maple leaf article. But this one will be on the basis of bashing them. Being a leaf-hater myself I thought I’d share my reasons for hating the biggest team in Canada and in hockey.
As you look at the playoff race, their are a lot of new and surprising teams in it like San Jose, Calgary, Nashville, Tampa Bay, and Buffalo, But the question is are they for real…….?
With all the Bertuzzi exploitment and hockey personalities being scapcoated.
I won’t keep my view back, and I’ll go ahead and tell you what it is that’s killing our game, along with its respect and dignity….
-Look no further then your “reliable” media.
In light of the recent Bertuzzi incident, I received an interesting email from a friend. Its an article done by cbc rating the 10 worst hockey incidents of all time…
A local Detroit TV station (WDIV Channel 4) today showed an interview with Detroit Red Wing GM Ken Holland where Holland set the record straight on Detroit Red Wing Dominic Hasek abruptly walking away from hockey in Detroit for the rest of this season, and perhaps for good.
There have been lots of trades to look at this year, so lets take a look at the best and worst trades made this year.
It all comes down to who is hot, and who is cold in these last 12 games for each team.
Buffalo, St. Louis, and even Edmonton are just points out of the last spot.
St. Louis 1 point behind Nashville and LA. Have a the best chance to take the last spot in the West while Buffalo is just 4 points away from pushing the Islanders out of it.
According to ex-NHL referee and now radio analyst Ron Fournier, Todd Bertuzzi better hope his team goes far into the playoffs…
Here’s what his ”NHL source” told him today:
When I’m watching, or thinking about hockey there is just one thing that really annoys me…….
With the trade deadline past us, the NHL excitement now turns to the playoff races that are evolving. This year, the major race is not who is going to make the playoffs, rather, who is going to finish first overall in the league and win not only the President’s trophy, but home ice advantage throughout the entire playoffs as well.
The intention of this article is to break down the remaining schedules for the 7 teams that still have a legitimate shot at #1.
Todd Bertuzzi’s suspension have been made official by the National Hockey League this morning…
So, it’s Monday and I get all excited about Tuesday morning and some trades happened Monday night as well, and I only took that as a “wow! I wonder what’s next!” I got up early in the morning and bam! There goes the Salo to Avalanche deal. Great start to a nice sunny morning here in Florida for me. But, then passed an hour….ok. Then another one….hmmm. Then another one again. I was so bored. But, it got fun later on.
My grades on GMs for Deadline Week/Day; and analysis.
Todd Bertuzzi is a bad boy. But, believe it or not…..what is the big deal?
Be an analyst! Yes, someone already contributed to that, but I’ll give you directions on how we’re going to do that, before HTR receives 100 articles of trade analysis.
Annd…..NO MORE TRADE RUMORS! I will miss my buddy Bruce Garrioch……ha, not.
The big buzz around the league these days is mostly about the “Bertuzzi hit” going as far as shadowing the trade deadline news. I was listening to Ron Fournier (Montreal, sports radio show host) yesterday and he made some good points about this incident and the league’s standpoint. He said that each and every incident is different and must be treated differently, which is true. Also, whether the police are involved or not, will absolutely not change a thing in years to come. The law was involed on Ciccarelli’s hit, McSorley’s hit, and now Bertuzzi’s hit. Even if the law comes down on Todd, it will not stop the next cheap shot or sucker punch from happening a year or two from now.
I agree with all that up to now. BUT.