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12-25-2010, 01:05 PM
Pure West
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Originally Posted by getty images View Post
Truth be told jfried, silvercanuck is correct that the Leafs could be forgotten if they don't start winning. Honestly Toronto's demographics are changing and soccer is becoming the sport of choice, there are the Persistent rumors of the NFL as well. Toronto could be end like any other of the american large markets of similar size where the hockey is an afterthought and even laughed at if the don't get it together.
Not exactly. Hockey is still by far #1, and even if the city of Toronto is seeing declining interest (which it is to some extent), the northern suburbs and rest of southern Ontario is easily enough to continue as they are very entrenched there.

Although Vancouver is a little different, all the Asian immigrants from the 90s who grew up here didn't grow up cricket or ping pong fans, they grew up hockey fans. Canucks games are very multicultural although unlike Toronto there isn't much in the way of pro sport competition.

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