Greetings 4HFers! 'Tis I, your once and past glorious leader HF29 giving our current and future glorious leader a well-deserved day off. 3 games in 4 nights and throw in a Sexy Friday would have killed anybody. Hell, it's amazing moe isn't dead already with all his hard work. ANYWAY.
So yeah the Leafs. Fuck them all in the fucking head. You know, I spent the last many many years being pretty indifferent about them. Sure, there was some schadenfreude with their suckitude, but really their suckitude was so sucky you just couldn't really get up any good hate. And if there is anything Habs fans know, it's hate. Hell, I could just spend the rest of this post listing the things related to hockey I hate. Last year if I had made that list the Leafs would barely be on it. Sure, the SFU's coverage of the Leafs would be near the top of the list, but as for the actual team? Meh. I hated Toronto FC more.
Flash back to April 30, 2016, and that changed bigly. The NHL draft lottery was won by those assholes in suits and Leaf-blue ties up there in the banner pic, and a consensus number one pick would be theirs. Flash forward and back to October 12, when said number one pick scored 4 goals in his debut. OMFG kill me. The mediots leaped on this moment as the Leafs now had the second coming of Sid the Kid and Jesus all rolled into one. My blood boiled. I could not turn on TSN for days. And for me any day without watching the love of my life Natasha Stani-whatever is like a day without sunshine. GRRRRRRRRRR 29 angry.
And here's the thing. The fucking Laffs LOST that game. The mediots barely mentioned that point, as it was undoubtedly messing with their narrative about how great their team was and how great the front office was for winning a lottery. Leafs fans after that game? Don't even get me started. I was really starting to hate the Leaf again. It felt good!
Now, I am a lifelong Montrealer. But here's a dirty secret of mine. As I have grown older, I am no longer one of those "hate everything Toronto" Montrealers. The bars stay open late now, they have some fine restaurants, I do lots of business there, and many of my very close friends live there. They are all ex-Montrealers, but still. I even openly root for the Raptors. I don't really root for the Jays per se, but I am not one of those Montreal Jays-haters (even though they did vote to contract the Expos, so fuck 'em a little). So really, I don't hate the Leafs just because they are in Toronto.
I hate the Leafs because they think they are God's gift to hockey because their name popped up in a fucking lottery after they were crappy enough to finish 30th so they would have good odds. Fuck them all in the fucking (Bab)cock. Let them all #epicfail miserably. DIE LEAF DIE. GYFHG.