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Oh, did we? Pretty sure choking has been one of the Leafs' defining characteristics for much longer than the Sens franchise has even existed.
How exactly does that make sense to you? The Leafs were never expected to do anything as far as I can remember and they have lived up to that. The Senators during those 25 years have actually had a top contending including best record in the league and have only reached the Stanley Cup once. It's not fair but, it is what it is. You choke. Leafs just suck. Same end results.
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In actual hockey news,
Ken Hitchcock has been (re) hired as the new head coach in Dallas.
     
     
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lol, all the Toronto guys trying to say they don't care about Ottawa, yet there are 2 pages of Leafs vs Sens...

I'll cheer for Ottawa and Montreal, hope the Oilers lose the first round and I hate the Leafs, so I hope they get swept!
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In actual hockey news,
Ken Hitchcock has been (re) hired as the new head coach in Dallas.
No surprise there, Lindy Ruff had to take the fall and Hitchcock is the best coach available. I hope management helps him out and get a goalie that can actually stop a puck.
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lol, all the Toronto guys trying to say they don't care about Ottawa, yet there are 2 pages of Leafs vs Sens...

I'll cheer for Ottawa and Montreal, hope the Oilers lose the first round and I hate the Leafs, so I hope they get swept!

It's not that we secretly care about the Sens, it's that they need constant explaining it seems of what the term choking means or how Toronto has never considered Ottawa to be our rival.

Good luck Flames but your chances this year are about as good as the Leafs.
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Old Posted Apr 12, 2017, 3:23 PM
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It's not that we secretly care about the Sens, it's that they need constant explaining it seems of what the term choking means or how Toronto has never considered Ottawa to be our rival.

Good luck Flames but your chances this year are about as good as the Leafs.
Toronto and Ottawa are obviously rivals, maybe not the #1 rival, but rivals none the less. That would be like us saying the Canucks aren't a rival, only Edmonton.

I'm curious to see how the Flames handle the playoffs, we are a lot deeper team than we were 2 years ago, and there is a lot more playoff experience than last time. We're in tough though, Anaheim is a damn good team!
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I won't ever cheer for the Leafs or Sens. Sens because of what happened in 2012-2013 and Leafs because it's the Leafs (I hate their fans mostly). That's just how it is, the Montreal vs Toronto thing (and I love Toronto as a city). The Bruins vs Sens is so hard for me because I hate both teams, but I hate the B's more so I guess I'm cheering for the Sens?

I will, however, cheer on the Oilers because I'm glad to see their fanbase finally getting a successful team. After ten years of pure sucking, I think they deserve it.

I'll cheer on the Flames if they make it far too.
Fair enough. I think being from Ottawa and having a lot of Sens, Leafs and Habs fans as friends made me more accepting of those teams to a certain degree. Lots of shit talking happens but its all fun and games.
     
     
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How exactly does that make sense to you? The Leafs were never expected to do anything as far as I can remember and they have lived up to that. The Senators during those 25 years have actually had a top contending including best record in the league and have only reached the Stanley Cup once. It's not fair but, it is what it is. You choke. Leafs just suck. Same end results.
As long as I can remember there have often been high expectations of the Leafs that they never lived up to. Before the lockout they were in the playoffs quite regularly and have nothing to show for it. Sens have choked a lot too but not for nearly as long as the Leafs have. I just found it odd and ironic that a Leafs fan was making fun of the Sens for being chokers and saying they would choke against the bruins, a team the Leafs choked against big time a couple years ago.
     
     
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Delusional Leaf fans? Are there any on here that are expecting to go far this year I don't think so. I'm not more interested in the Sens losing over the Leafs winning lol. It is possible to follow more then one series in the playoffs you know. Also I'm not routing for the Sens to lose but the Bruins to win. A Montreal Bruins match up is much more fun to watch then an Ottawa anybody match up.


Go Bruins! Go Leafs! Go Habs! Go Flames! Go Oilers!
I was only talking about you, not all Leaf fans. And "delusion" was referring to your assertion that Leafs fans don't see the Sens as a rival. Also that you think the Sens will be any easy opponent for the Bruins. Bruins may win, but I'd be surprised if it's not a close series.
     
     
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lol at the "plus size" chick with the double f u. Maybe inexperience, but Oilers looked pretty good to start and let it slip away.

Not sure which Canadian team to cheer for...
     
     
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lol at the "plus size" chick with the double f u. Maybe inexperience, but Oilers looked pretty good to start and let it slip away.

Not sure which Canadian team to cheer for...
I was just gonna say! There was also a fat guy with a mustache flipping the bird. Stay Classy Edmonton!
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Canadian teams 0-3 on Day 1, hope this isn't a sign of things to come...
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LOL, look at the image on this CBC Sports article today.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/...pick-1.4062300

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^^I wasn't surprised. A bit at Edmonton, but San Jose has a lot of experience on the ice. Full marks to them for playing the whole game and not getting over-excited. I was picking Edmonton to win the series based on injuries and how bad San Jose was playing coming into the playoffs, but it wasn't going to be easy.

Montreal was what I expected. I was picking the Rangers to win the series in a bunch of 2-1 games. I still expect that. Back and forth seven game series.

Ottawa was what I expected. Boston has a few too many playoff ringers. Bergeron last night. It'll be close though.

And I'm not sure why everyone was picking Minnesota in the press. St. Louis has experience and a pretty deep team. Played a little under themselves and Minnesota wasn't very good the last month and a half. It'll be close, but St. Louis was my pick.

The matchups are all pretty interesting, but there are going to be a lot of 2-1 games in the first round.
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LOL, look at the image on this CBC Sports article today.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/nhl/...pick-1.4062300

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They're basically saying, you'll either cheer for Toronto, Montreal, McDavid or ignore hockey and cheer the Raptors instead. Makes sense.

There's a strong possibility that all 5 Canadian teams will be out in the first round. I see Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary being out for sure.... Edmonton and Montreal are a little tougher to predict.
     
     
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As long as I can remember there have often been high expectations of the Leafs that they never lived up to. Before the lockout they were in the playoffs quite regularly and have nothing to show for it. Sens have choked a lot too but not for nearly as long as the Leafs have. I just found it odd and ironic that a Leafs fan was making fun of the Sens for being chokers and saying they would choke against the bruins, a team the Leafs choked against big time a couple years ago.
A simple four game winning streak during the season gives Leaf fans confidence in ending the drought. I recall the Leafs having a good 500 team at times in the last 25 years. They never were on top of the league like the Senators were. The Senator were expected to win or make it deep in the playoff for a few years but failed. I support my friends and the Leafs have been out of the playoffs for eons. I really don't know what the Senators have done of late in the second season.
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A simple four game winning streak during the season gives Leaf fans confidence in ending the drought. I recall the Leafs having a good 500 team at times in the last 25 years. They never were on top of the league like the Senators were. The Senator were expected to win or make it deep in the playoff for a few years but failed. I support my friends and the Leafs have been out of the playoffs for eons. I really don't know what the Senators have done of late in the second season.
I'll admit that over the past 25 years the Sens have arguably been the biggest chokers in league along with the Sharks and maybe a couple other teams. I would argue that the Leafs are chokers in the sense that they've often been expected to have strong seasons (often ranked higher than the Sens in predictions) and failed to deliver. Isn't not making the playoffs year after year when you were expected to a choke in its own right?
     
     
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