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09-26-2003, 10:56 AM
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Shame on the Leafs Managment.

Shame on the leafs! An embarrassment to Hockey.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/artic...26_123023_5052

The precious bottom line, eh? What would Leafs managment/ownership think if all the fans decided to watch our bottom lines and stop buying the inflated tickets and merchandise.

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09-26-2003, 11:11 AM
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Shame on the leafs! An embarrassment to Hockey.
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/artic...26_123023_5052

The precious bottom line, eh? What would Leafs managment/ownership think if all the fans decided to watch our bottom lines and stop buying the inflated tickets and merchandise.
There's only one problem with your arguement......Most of the Leafs' seasons tickets are bought out by the huge corporations and Banks centered in and around the Metro Toronto area and NOT by REAL hockey fans......even if the real Leafs fans decided to boycott Leafs games the Leafs wouldn't have a thing to worry about.......Don't forget we had Harold Ballard not too long ago owning this hockey club for the longest time and during his tenure the Leafs if they weren't NHL basement dwellers they were close to it many of those years and Maple Leaf Gardens was still sold out EVERY single night............

The other thing to remember as well here is there's alot of Hockey fans in Toronto and these hockey fans are not necessarily Toronto Maple Leafs fans and go down to Leafs games to cheer on the visiting team(s).

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Gee, if this was any other team, would this even have been noticed?

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until the maple leafs start spraying the crowd with lambs' blood there will be fans lining up. owners have obviously known that for awhile now.

but i do find it interesting that the same free agents that fans outcry for end up being total busts. they never learn!

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Where was everyone for the last 21 years criticizing all the other NHL teams that didn't do this event?

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until the maple leafs start spraying the crowd with lambs' blood there will be fans lining up. owners have obviously known that for awhile now.

but i do find it interesting that the same free agents that fans outcry for end up being total busts. they never learn!
Ya, Belfour, Mogilny, Roberts, they sure have bombed eh?

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Ya, Belfour, Mogilny, Roberts, they sure have bombed eh?
i'm talking aboot 02 off-season, when EVERY SINGLE G.D. leafs fan and toronto-based journalist spent insane amounts of time blasting quinn for not going after guerin, kaspiritis, and holik.

yeah, they panned out real well for their new teams.

you can look at the history of any franchise and see some decent free-agent pickups, but it is not always the answer.

as for your comments on the other teams not doing what the leafs have in the last 21 years, that's a big touche.

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You are all missing the point. The point is that the money hungry owners/managment had the gumshon to pull the carpet out from under all of those kids who looked forward to this event every year. Some of those kids probibly won't live to much longer. To take that from dying children is sick. If ANY other team in Sports pulled this I would expect the same type of outcry. Money isn't everything, to put a smile on the face of a dying child is worth more than any dollar value..

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You are all missing the point. The point is that the money hungry owners/managment had the gumshon to pull the carpet out from under all of those kids who looked forward to this event every year. Some of those kids probibly won't live to much longer. To take that from dying children is sick. If ANY other team in Sports pulled this I would expect the same type of outcry. Money isn't everything, to put a smile on the face of a dying child is worth more than any dollar value..
As I understand it, they've said that they're looking at replacing the event. This is more of an issue with running the event at the venue than anything else(ACC). The Leafs are still donating the money to Easter Seals. The cost to the charity and the cost to MLSE was too much w.r.t. the money raised.

It is, however, a horrible PR situation. I think they could have handled it much better (making an announcment before being leaked to the press).

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Where was everyone for the last 21 years criticizing all the other NHL teams that didn't do this event?
How do you know they dont?
Oh I get it ,you dont. You just dont like any criticisim of your precious Leafs so you react like a child to a valid comment.

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How do you know they dont?
Oh I get it ,you dont. You just dont like any criticisim of your precious Leafs so you react like a child to a valid comment.

The prove me wrong smart guy, rather than just sling insults.

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The prove me wrong smart guy, rather than just sling insults.
Easy big guy, he's just taking a stab.

...for the other posts....
Let get this straight folks, it's a classless move by the owners and board of directors, not Dryden, Quinn and the players.

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Shame on the leafs! An embarrassment to Hockey.
It's not a hockey issue, its purley a buisne$$ decision...and a poor one at that.

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i'm talking aboot 02 off-season, when EVERY SINGLE G.D. leafs fan and toronto-based journalist spent insane amounts of time blasting quinn for not going after guerin, kaspiritis, and holik.
Actually not all Leafs fans (I personally was among those trying to assess the situation reasonably, as were quite a few others on these boards.). However indeed a large group of fans somehow keeps buying what the TO press clowns come up with, while one would think they would learn from past experiences. Seeing how this offseason unfolded I have sadly come to the conclusion that there are floks who just buy anything from the media.

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The prove me wrong smart guy, rather than just sling insults.

Go to any team's site and check out the "community section". Did you think the Leafs were the only team that did charity work? (As it is the Leafs are a charity case!)

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