People envy the Sabres because you can bring a book to the game and the crowd noise won't disturb you. Also the beer shelf in the men's rooms. Plus there's an unobstructed view from the seats behind our stanely cup banners...
New Jersey Devils - top tier team for a decade
New York Islanders - 80's dominace , looks to be a on the rise Tavares
New York Rangers - Depth
Philadelphia Flyers - Depth
Pittsburgh Penguins - Top two players in the league and more
Boston Bruins - recent cup champ
Buffalo Sabres -
Montreal Canadiens - HISTORY and Canada's team ( french verison )
Ottawa Senators -
Toronto Maple Leafs - Canada's team ( english verison )
Winnipeg Jets - The Fans
Carolina Hurricanes -
Florida Panthers - prospects
Tampa Bay Lightning - Stamkos
Washington Capitals - OV
Chicago Blackhawks - Towes Kane Sharp and cup in this decade
Columbus B. Jackets - er.... hmmmm ..... oh yea ... the Nickname
Detroit Red Wings - the last 2 decades
Nashville Predators -
St. Louis Blues - looking good for the next decade
Calgary Flames -
Colorado Avalanche - the 90's then hard times now looking on the up swing
Edmonton Oilers - recent top picks means good times comming soon
Minnesota Wild - the Fans
Vancouver Canucks - top tier team for nearly a decade
Anaheim Ducks - Perry Gezlaf Ryan Selanne
Dallas Stars -
Los Angeles Kings - Current Cup Champs
Phoenix Coyotes - doing the most with the least
San Jose Sharks - top tier team for nearly a decade
Still amazes me how many people don't understand how the "foot in the crease" rule worked.
The NHL did themsleves no favors by not fully explaining how this rule was intended to work. And when it was explained after the SC winning goal, it sounded like they were just making an excuse because obviously the teams were not going to go back on the ice.
And throughout that season and several previous, I saw many, MANY goals disallowed for even less of a "skate-in-the-crease" violation.
If this "continuation" play (which I had never heard of till this occured) had been common knowledge, Ruff (and all Sabres fans) would not have made such a fuss about it.
Maybe to you, a clearly delusional fan. I'd rather watch the Leafs, Canadiens and Jets over the Senators any day. I'm hesitant to admit this, but during the 06-07 playoffs I actually cheered for the Senators. That was an exciting team, what I would consider "the golden era" for your team. However, your current incarnation seriously pales in comparison to that squad. Aside from Spezza, you don't have any marquee forwards and while Karlsson is dynamic, I just find Senator games dull. It doesn't make it anymore exciting that when the Leafs face you guys even in your own arena we seriously outnumber your fans. Kind of pathetic if you ask me..
Wow, you really are getting worked up about this.
Most goals scored in the 3rd period last year in the NHL. (Or 2nd)
Many late game comebacks.
It's ok though. Leaf fans typically don't understand what is going on outside their little bubble.
Dull is knowing your team isn't going to the playoffs every year.
Maple Leafs: They get envy because our fans still support them even though times have been bad and when they play on the road against the Canadiens, Senators, Oilers, Flames, Canucks, Sabres, Lightning & Panthers their arenas are half filled with Toronto fans.
- most popular usa team
- lack of recent cups
- casual fans
- negative fans(boo own players; etc)
- money (fans and team)
- 1 modern cup
- 6 goalie system
- best butterfly goalie in the league
- sean avery
- years of enforcer/instigators
- never-fail finances
- conspiracies (fans accuse game fixing; etc)
- flavor of the month
- better than thou mentality
- most popular usa team
- patriotic colours(see wut i did thur?)
- original six history
- shot blocking makes dem seem tuff
- young, but fairly successful core (getting older)
- homegrown 'core' (not anymore)
- fotm since adding richards and nash
- best [currently] goalie in the league
•once upon a time, they trapped.
•once upon a time, they led the league.
•once upon a time, they spent 1st round picks on Thelen, Shep, Gillies, Pouliot....
•their broadcasters suck.
•Minnesota lost the North Stars.
•People can't tell if the logo is a damn bear, cat, or some kind of hybrid.
•Wild is more of an adjective than noun, especially in the singular.
I did see a fair amount of envy and butthurt on the 4th of July though, for what it's worth in a friggin lockout.
Ugh. I was having a good time golfing with my extended family when I got the news. Ruined my game.