Dear Ottawa Senators Fans:
What is it with you people?
Even without hockey, you manage to feel aggrieved.
A Sens fan named Spencer Callaghan (above) noticed a whole lot of Leafs’ gear at a Roots Store at Bayshore Mall in Ottawa. Spencer took a picture, forwarded it to a Senators fan group and notified the company via their Twitter account.
Not being fools, Roots acquiesced and removed all the offending Leafs material.
People. Where will your paranoia end?
Someone decided Leafs material sells. It’s not an indictment of your city or your hockey team.
Look. I’m from Ottawa. It’s a terrific city. The Senators had a great season. Everybody is happy for them.
Let it go.
We don’t sit here at Leafs Head Office planning some sort of merchandizing-bacterial warfare that turns Sens fans into Leaf lovers.
The Leafs have a higher prominence than the Senators because they have been around longer.
There is no Sens-Leafs regular season rivalry and that’s on us. We hope to have seen the end of the longest non-playoff streak in club history.
As for the playoffs, well the two teams haven’t met in the post-season since 2004 when the Leafs won in seven. Before that it was 2002. The Leafs won again. The year before it was a four game sweep and the year before that, well, another Leafs win, this time in six games.
To review: we have nothing to do with the fluoride in your water. We have not set up a rogue cell dedicated to the overthrow of your hockey team deep in the bowels of the CBC. When we meet you in the playoffs we kick your ass.
When hockey returns go to a Leafs/Sens game in Ottawa. We don’t want your fans. We have enough of our own.