This could probably be a fanshot but I don't want to link to the article and I have too much to say.
I have mixed feelings about responding to a MSM articles. On one hand I think what they spew bullshit and on the other hand I don't want to give them the pageviews or attention that they engineer their articles to obtain.
But I found this article in the National Post that is so half-assed and ridiculous that I couldn't bite my tongue (typing fingers?). It's by some guy I've never heard of named Joe O'Connor. I don't know who Joe O'Connor is, but he obviously hasn't done his homework. Why do I assume that? Because this article has been written 30 times in the past, almost verbatim. Each of the previous attempts were bullshit drivel too, to be fair. The only thing good ole Joe has added is the new TV numbers for the Leafs (we watched double this year).
The article was titled "Leafs fans keep drinking Blue and White Kool-Aid". It's argument is that Leafs fans are all idiots for filling the ACC while the Leafs aren't playing very well. Uh, seriously? More importantly, who does he think Leafs fans are, Senators fans?
The ACC's lower bowl is always full because corporations buy those seats every year to enterain clients and ignore hockey. The ACC's upper bowl is always full because Leafs fans are FANS, not bandwagon jumers like most other teams in the league. The TV numbers were double this year because this team has a future. We played exciting hockey this year. We lost a lot, but the effort and the building blocks were there.