Used to be when the Sens played the Leafs, or the Habs played Quebec, or Edmonton played the Flames, you knew there'd be bad blood between the teams. And the joint would be rocking in anticipation.
Nowadays with the new pansie NHL, and CHL, the games are lovefests. Agression is out the window. The crowd has been taken out of the game. Its basically boring.
Hearing the fans at Ivor Wynne at the kickoff yelling and screaming before the big game tonight got me pumped up the way I did before a big Leafs game. Even better, you knew there'd be big hits and aggression on the field and from the fans.
Canadian football has taken over as our new blood sport. You can watch and know there'll be banging and crashing and bad blood. Thats why we grew up loving hockey. These days until we get rid of Bettman its the CFL we turn to get our dose of agressive sports action