I opined earlier that the anti-tribe will support a second NHL team in the Toronto area.
Here is a brief recap:
So why then do I think a 2nd NHL team would be successful?
Because, almost an entire generation of Leaf fans in Toronto have been patiently waiting to win another Stanley Cup without much success. Life long Leaf fans are starting to feel that the organization they are loyal to is not doing enough to earn their loyalty and are not serious about contending. The feeling of animosity towards the organization they once loved may grow stronger if the Leafs once again fail to make the playoffs or worse, finish last in their conference.
This could be a ripe environment for a prospective new owner to move in to the Toronto market and help nucleate the anti-Toronto Maple Leafs tribe. Make no mistake, this anti-tribe is hungry for something different. Thus, the model of expensive tickets and low performance that we are seeing now will not be tolerated.
Looks like more than a few people agree that another team should be able to move to Southern Ontario based on this poll.