from Ed Willes of the Vancouver Province, During an appearance on Bob McCown’s talk show — and somebody please explain the logic of having a radio show on TV — Brian Burke offered his thoughts on why the Toronto Maple Leafs are reviled in the hockey world.
“People love to hate the Toronto Maple Leafs,” opined Burkie, who was feeling it this night. “They hate the fact we’re the centre of the hockey universe. They hate the fact are fans are so loyal and wonderful. They love to hate this team.”
OK, that explains the Leafs although, somehow, their GM forget to mention that, despite not having won so much as a participation ribbon since 1967, the Leafs still affront with their sense of self-importance.
But that also leaves the Vancouver Canucks who, if the dispatches from every other NHL city are to be believed, have supplanted the Leafs as the most hated team in hockey and are closing in on Tom Cruise, Wall Street and tax audits as the most hated thing on our planet.