THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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12-30-2012, 08:20 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Lloydminster, AB
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The reason the atmosphere is sterile is because most people that are watching the games would prefer the marlies to win, but are basically only there to watch the Leafs' prospects.
Right, this is perhaps the problem with the Marlies. I wonder if the Marlies would be better supported and have actual Marlies fans if they were to move to Mississaugua, Brampton etc.? I've noticed the same thing about Marlies games when watching them on TV. Maybe I am in the minority, but when I go to a game, I cheer for a team regardless of who is playing. I don't sit silently back and scout them, as many people at Marlies games seem to do.
I do plan to hit a Marlies game next time I am in Toronto during the AHL season. I have a bit of an affinity for the team. Partially due to my love of the city of Toronto and partially due to their affiliation with the Reading Royals of the ECHL.
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