WHAT. THE. EVER-LOVING. FUCK?
Wake the fuck up, Leafs.
Oh, it’s on, Boston. We’ll be seeing you in a few days.
Q:How stoked are you to go to an NHL game and not have to pay a minimum of $300 a seat to watch your team lose?
Hey. Hey. Hey.
I am looking forward to watching my Leafs smack the Rangers around, tonight at the Garden.
Leafs vs Rangers, April 10 at Madison Square Garden! I heart StubHub.
I am avoiding two mistakes I made when I went to the Leafs/Islanders game:
- won’t be sitting too close to see the action (only partly because I can’t justify the expense)
- won’t be going anywhere on Long Island (everything there is far away)
Thursday. Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. Third row, center ice behind the team benches.
So much cheaper than a game at the ACC in Toronto.
Maggie is going to a Leafs-Flyers game tomorrow night. Courtesy of a supplier.
A) What happened to industrial ethics?
B) That’s the problem with hockey in this city. All the good seats are taken up by people who don’t really care.
I just attempted to explain to the wife why the Leafs were not in the playoffs.
Her reaction when I told her the Leafs don’t spend money to win because they don’t need to win to make obnoxious amounts of money?
"That’s fucking stupid."
Yes, my dear. Yes it is.
Now, normally I’m not one for bandwagons.
I don’t jump ship. Which is really saying something, since I’m a Leafs fan, and we haven’t won the cup since before my parents even met.
I’ll be damned if I want the Lord Stanley’s Mug heading off to Boston, though. Blech.
Really, let us ignore these facts:
- 65% of Boston’s roster are Canadian boys (17, with 3 Americans, 2 Czechs, 1 Slovak, 1 German, 1 Kazakh and 1 Finn)
- 53% of Vancouver’s roster are Canadians (17, with 6 Americans, 5 Swedes, 1 Dane, 1 Russian, 1 German and 1 Finn)
Really, no matter which NHL team wins, when the cup goes out travelling with the team’s players, it always spends more than half that time north of the 49th, in the true home of the game. Actually, even that’s not accurate, since a large part of that time will be spent in the suburbs of Toronto and Montreal (both of which are south of the 49th parallel).