Fans will take just so much - Toronto Sun

Unthinkable
10-14-2003, 07:32 PM
http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/TorontoSun/Sports/2003/10/14/225409.html

Tue, October 14, 2003

Fans will take just so much

By MIKE ULMER, TORONTO SUN

A friend told me the problem with dating women over 30 is that they come already angry. Sort of like Maple Leafs fans.
.
.
.
Players make lots of noise about the unrelenting pressure of playing in Toronto and while the media can be nasty, the local heroes always have been given a gentle ride by the paying customers.

The last player to invoke a measure of rage was defenceman Larry Murphy, who fled town in 1997 and found comfort in two Stanley Cups earned with the Red Wings.

When you consider that the Leafs, over the past few years, have employed the sleepy Robert Reichel, the combustible Darcy Tucker, the imminently questionable Jyrke Lumme, well let's just say there have been nights when there was plenty of fodder for booing.

Now, the Leafs sleepwalk through opening night and the place sounds like Philadelphia, where they'd boo kids at an Easter egg hunt.
.
.
.

NJDevils#4
10-15-2003, 06:29 AM
Tough place to play - Toronto. You can't help to feel bad for those guys, even though they are the Leafs. The second Quinny or any player hiccups, the fans are all over them like white on rice. Nice article.

swflyers8*
10-16-2003, 06:12 AM
Now, the Leafs sleepwalk through opening night and the place sounds like Philadelphia, where they'd boo kids at an Easter egg hunt.


At least our fans come to the games. Can't say the same about Devil fans.

devildan
10-16-2003, 10:02 AM
At least our fans come to the games. Can't say the same about Devil fans.


I believe this was written by a member of the TORONTO SUN. This has nothing to do with the Devils or thier fans, idiot.

BigBully4
10-17-2003, 10:08 AM
At least our fans come to the games. Can't say the same about Devil fans.

Fact: You didn't sell out either of your first two home games.

Fact: Jeff Hackett is your goalie.

Fact: The Cup goes through New Jersey