I read an article today from the Ottawa Citizen http://www.ottawacitizen.com/
. Wayne Scanlan talks about the atmosphere in Scotiabank Place on Saturday night during
the Senators Leafs game. As usual, whenever Alfredsson touched the puck, or
his face was shown on the scoreboard, he was greeted with a chorus of boos.
This was seemingly shocking after the wonderful reception he received during
the All-Star game the week before in Ottawa.
This happens in every Sens-Leafs game. The Toronto fans outnumber the Sens fans by a long shot, and they take over the arena. It’s not a fun atmosphere for Sens fans, but this is the nature of the rivalry. There is also a huge Leafs fan base here, and it’s also next to impossible to get Leafs tickets in Toronto.
What bothers me about this article is not what Scanlan is saying. Rather it’s the Season Ticket holders who are complaining about the overwhelming number of Leaf fans at the game, and that this is making them reconsider renewing their tickets. This to me is a ridiculous reason for not renewing your tickets. There are 6 games a year where the opposing team’s fans outnumber Sens fans, Leafs and Habs games. You’re telling me that due to 6 games out of 41 you are not going to renew your tickets? Are the other 35 games not worth it?