When will the war of words end between Vancouver and Toronto? First it was in beer ads and now this in the Vancouver Sun: a call to publish jokes about Leaf fans. In a world of war, homelessness, poverty and youth violence, I am pretty sure any newspaper can step up their level of professionalism. I am a Leaf fan at heart, but the author’s statement about the Leafs not winning a cup in 42 years, compared to the Canucks 38 year drought seems a little foolish to me.
Okay, so maybe it’s a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Sure the Canucks don’t have a Stanley Cup in their 38 seasons of existence, but the Maple Leafs haven’t won a Cup in 42 years!
Plus they haven’t beat the Canucks in the last five years and haven’t won a game all year. Some have called their season pathetic, others have called it dreadful. So let them have it!