Leafs' Joffrey Lupul dumps the Jets' Evander Kane during Saturday's game. (MICHAEL PEAKE/QMI Agency)
The boo birds at the Air Canada Centre targeted Evander Kane so much on Saturday night, you almost thought he was wearing a Daniel Alfredsson jersey.
Yes, it seems the normally-moribund spectators at the Maple Leafs’ home digs have found themselves a new team to despise, with Mr. Kane earning the type of wrath that even Alfie — the long-time Public Enemy No. 1 in these parts — would be proud of.
Kane certainly was.
Asked how it felt to be the object of such public venom here in the so-called Centre of the Hockey Universe, the young Winnipeg Jets forward embraced the concept.
“If you are on the road and you are getting booed, that’s a good thing. It means you are doing something good that the home crowd doesn’t like,” Kane said.
That’s all well and good, Evander. But we know you are referring to your team.
We want to know how you yourself feel playing the role as villain here?