Re: Big Ben Gets Stanley Cup Fever
Are the Leafs the Browns of the NHL? I follow hockey but don't know too much about Toronto's history. Weren't they pretty good back in the day...kind of like the Browns during pre-NFL years? If they are, I hope their fans aren't as dillusional and think they are Stanley Cup Champs every year in July... [/quote:1fpswfgm]
Originally Posted by "steeler_fan_in_t.o.":1fpswfgm
I wouldn't call the Leafs the Browns of the NHL, but there has been quite the futility streak lately.
They have not won the Stanley Cup since 1967.
They have not made the playoffs the last three years.
They have been disasterous at the FO level for about 5 years, and have just fired their GM and the coach in the last few months.
This is a city that lives hockey. Imagine this:
* We have a local all sports radio station - they talk hockey at least 75% of the time.
* There is another radio staion that has the broadcast rights. They have some daytime programming that probably gives them 5-6 hours a day of mostly Leaf talk.
* We have three all sports TV stations. One is national and focuses on hockey more than any other sport. One is regional and does so much Leaf hockey that they simulcast a one hour Leaf radio show (kind of how ESPN does Mike and Mike - but all Leafs), and the third still gives us more than enough Leafs coverage in case you missed it elsewhere.