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Who's really 'Canada's team'?
Thu, May 24, 2007

OTTAWA (CP) - With Ottawa as the lone Canadian team in the Stanley Cup finals, it seems more and more people see the Senators as "Canada's team."

A new poll suggests most Canadians still see the Toronto Maple Leafs as the hockey team that most represents the country. Among the nearly one-quarter of Canadians who, when asked, said they are avid hockey fans, 27 per cent picked the Leafs as Canada's team in a Decima poll conducted last weekend.

Poll: Fans warming to Senators

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The Toronto Maple Leafs. No question.
Ryan, 2007-06-06 22:40:28

Sorry Johnny, but the only thing Ottawa has done the last 5 years, is a lot of whining after the Leafs kicked them out of the playoffs! And they are still doing a lot of whining in the final this year. An embarrassment to Canada, that's for sure. Ottawa fans have to be the most jealous fans, surely jealous of those Leaf fans, that's for sure!Ottawa has no class, neither do their fans!
Ryan, 2007-06-06 18:16:29

The problem with Leafs fans is they are too wrapped up in a dynasty that peaked in like 1952.

Try cheering for a team (Ottawa) that's actually done something in the last five years.

Leafs fans need a big 'L' tattooed on their forehead.
Johnny, 2007-06-05 17:37:10

Have you ever watched when the Leafs travel to other cities? Buffalo half are Leaf fans, Ottawa you can hear the Leaf fans drown out the rest of the Ottawa fans, Montreal a great rivalry, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver always lots of Leaf fans. Florida and Tampa games always have lots of Leaf fans there not to mention Detroit. I don't know of any other team who's fans follow them more faithfully in the league than the Blue ans White. Yes I'm a Leaf fan and I can't stand the SENS but I do give them credit they have played well so far but now the heat is on and I see them going into choke mode again. Until they come through and win it all they will be Canada's Chokers always predicted to win but gagging on their own hype. Oh yes as for Canada's team ....I think the Leafs are near and dear to a lot of peoples hearts as I pointed out earlier so SENS fans cry me a river!

There a only 2 kinds of hockey fans...Leafs fans and those who wanna be Leaf fans.
Karl, 2007-05-31 22:21:17

Great poll. You might as well have just run it in Ottawa, or wait a minute... did you? How many Leafs, Habs, Oilers, Flames, and Nucks fans would actually be reading this poll when their teams are no longer playing. My guess is not very many. So of the fans rooting for the sens, the majority of them are still Leafs fans. Ottawa will never be in the Top 5 Canadian Teams, without a poll that excludes the majority. HA HA
brad, 2007-05-30 13:22:50

As a sens Fan who really cares if they are Canada`s team. They are Ottawa's team and if you want to party, all Canadians are invited to join. So cheers and enjoy Ottawa's party. See you all in the nation's capital
Pierre, 2007-05-28 16:41:20

Being a Leaf fan for so long I say with pride that no matter how they do I will never cheer for the Sens EVER! The point is that the Sens are called Rivals!!! You don't cheer for the rival team in any situation even if their called "Canada's Team". Its like saying that I love the Jays (which I do) and cheer for the Yankees, they are the rival team. I also find the idea of being a die hard fan to jump ship pointless because these people all year may talk trash during the regular season only to cheer for them in the playoffs??? Seriously Stay With YOUR TEAM NO MATTER WHAT!!
Nate Vezeau, 2007-05-26 12:52:48

Heads up. The Leafs are useless and anyone still cheering for them is a big time knob.

Check it. They rip fans off on ticket prices for a below-average product. Anyone still interested in the blue-and-white has-beens needs to give it up.

Go Sens Go!
Johnny, 2007-05-26 11:53:51

Au contraire, to many of the comments below. I'm a diehard Leafs fan, since I was a little kid. Torontonians don't hate the rest of the country but the rest of the country hates Toronto. It's natural. They are the largest city and the center of much, certainly not the universe as others seem to think though. Every team is Canada's team to its fans though. Being CANADIAN and not necessarily a resident of Toronto, though, I will root for Ottawa all the way. They have and have had a great team and I hope they win it all. Too bad it couldn't be the Leafs though, but we are Canadians. Sure we have rivalries with the Habs, the Sens, even the Western teams, but I'd root for whichever Cdn team has a shot if it ain't our boys.
Sean, 2007-05-25 22:00:46

This whole business of calling the Ducks "more Canadian" because they have more Canadians on the roster is ridiculous. Weren't the Blue Jays called Canada's team when they were winning the World Series... how many Canadians were on their roster? If a player's nationality was so important, Leafs' fans wouldn't worship Mats Sundin the way they do. At this moment in time the Senators are representing Canada in Canada's sport of choice. If you want to be a total moron and say that Anaheim is somehow more Canadian than Ottawa, move to the US where morons prosper.
Dave, 2007-05-25 21:02:17

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