Re: Worst fans
posted at 7/30/2014 11:36 PM EDT
In response to Kennedy97's comment:
In response to bobruins' comment:
In response to kelvana33's comment:
Over the years I have developed a disdain for the Philly fans. I try not to label a group by the actions of a few but it seemed everytime I found myself near fans from Philadelphia they were obnoxious, rude and quite simply made themselves out to look like fools, and you could set your watch by them. My brother went to the Pats-Eagles Superbowl and the stories he came back with just enhanced my hatred for them.
Lately that pendulum of hatred is starting to swing towards the fans of the Maple Leafs. If you go TSN.ca and read the comments section it is just ridiculous. Every comment section, no matter the subject has them trading Kadri for Stamkos, Kadri for Evander Kane etc..We have our share here who seem to trade Jordan Caron for every teams best player but over there it is 10 to 1 easily. Near the trade deadline it's just plain comical.
It's not just the trade comments either, anything hockey related seems to bring out the stupidity in them. And since so many hockey players are from the Toronto area, you'll read how they all want to play there, will take less money to, and their teams will trade them for next to nothing since they are from Toronto..It's really quite amusing.
Whatever you said about the Leafs fans I could say ten fold for the montreal canadiens fans.....and in any argument they bring back the 24 Stanley cups (most won when there was only six teams in the NHL or even before there was even an NHL)
Only problem with that is the Habs have the most Cups of any team after the 6 team era, and only 1 of the 24 came before the NHL. Also, the Bruins were around for the vast majority of the 6 or 7 team era...how come they didn't win more if it was so easy? (I know..I know..."we got screwed by WWII"). In all seriousness, as much as I love the Habs history, the whole 24 Cups thing is really tiresome, and has been for ages. History only goes so far.
Worst fans? The ones for whom hockey is an afterthought unless the team is winning. Boston had a little of that in the mid 2000s, but no way could Bruins fans be considered the worst because even when people hop off the bandwagon, they have a rabid base. I'd vote for the bandwagon folks in LA and St. Louis. Those are great hockey towns....as long as the team is winning some games.
The Habs kept winning in the 70's and early 80's because of the expansion and the entry draft. Before the there was an entry draft, the habs would sign anyone that could hold a hockey stick to a contract. With the expansion teams coming in , they traded bodies for high draft picks....