Everything About Not Saluting Fans Is Stupid but It May Work for the Maple Leafs

November 21st, 2014 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »

For those about to read, we salute you.

There's nothing quite like controversies surrounding the Toronto Maple Leafs, because they are this theatrical mix of comedy and tragedy, and the latest is no different.

In what was a blatant middle finger to their fans, specifically the ones who have been tossing jerseys on the ice to protest poor play this season, Leafs players decided against the traditional post-victory salute after beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 at Air Canada Centre on Thursday night.

"Blatant" perhaps is the wrong term to describe the metaphorical one-finger salute, since no one seemed to care care or notice until Friday morning.

Heck, not only did coach Randy Carlyle not care, he wasn't even aware his players saluted fans after home victories, according to his comments, courtesy of Mark Masters of tsn.ca:

This is without question the dumbest thing anyone will write about during the 2014-15 NHL season.

But wait, it gets dumber.

Leafs players after practice Friday chose not to own up to snubbing fans after, very likely being coached by the organiz ...

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