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This just in (from Ted Leonsis): Toronto loves hockey

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08:21 AM ET 08.24 | A trip to Toronto reminds a hockey fan just how much the city loves the game. When you arrive at the airport, the officer checking your passport says: "I hope you have a positive meeting today." When you climb into the car to drive you into the city, the driver says: "We would trade our entire team for your entire team." When you check into the hotel, the clerk says: "Welcome, hope we meet you in the playoffs this season, sir." When you are eating your dinner, the waiter whispers to you: "I think you were mistaken in allowing Semin to sign in Carolina." When you order coffee from room service at 6am, the attendant says: "Enjoy the coffee, and I love Mike Ribeiro -- he is a great pickup -- great hands."

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August 24, 2012  08:58 AM ET
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"We would trade our entire team for your entire team." That cabbie clearly does not know hockey very well.

Hmmm...I'm confused. Did you leave the sarcasm tag off that comment? I would imagine most Leaf fans would be in favor of trading their entire team for Washington's. Unless 35-37 win seasons are what you Leaf fans are shooting for.

August 24, 2012  09:02 AM ET

maybe we could have bettman and fehr sit in that same place?

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August 24, 2012  09:05 AM ET
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That cabbie clearly does not know hockey very well.

True. But, maybe it was Burkie on a late night shift?

August 24, 2012  09:13 AM ET

But I thought Toronto loved the Leafs.

August 24, 2012  09:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

"We would trade our entire team for your entire team." That cabbie clearly does not know hockey very well.

Danny maybe entire teams means upper management too

August 24, 2012  09:17 AM ET

This just in (from Ted Leonsis): Toronto loves hockey

Yep! And ..... Las Vegas loves gambling ..... Mr. Obvious.

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August 24, 2012  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

This just in (from Ted Leonsis): Toronto loves hockeyYep! And ..... Las Vegas loves gambling ..... Mr. Obvious.

and Seattle loves coffee

August 24, 2012  09:56 AM ET
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But I thought Toronto loved the Leafs.

LOL - So true BF. It's completely different than loving hockey.

August 24, 2012  10:00 AM ET
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and Seattle loves coffee

Brodeur loves in laws
Raleigh (N.C.) loves cousins

August 24, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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I dunno...didn't hear about any violent drunk driving accidents last night.

The water cooler in Burkie's office.

August 24, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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The water cooler in Burkie's office.

more like in your basement

August 24, 2012  10:24 AM ET
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For a team that just squeezed into the playoffs? With a declining Alex Ovechkin for another decade? With no defence and a young goalie that had a hot playoffs? I can name 15 teams i'd trade the Leafs roster with than DC's.

They've got more than one decent, young goalie...can't say the same about the Leafs.

And as for your last comment, don't you mean 25 teams?

August 24, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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Brodeur loves in lawsRaleigh (N.C.) loves cousins

Okay let's try the not so believable

Torts likes Larry Brooks

August 24, 2012  10:29 AM ET
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Brodeur loves in lawsRaleigh (N.C.) loves cousins

Music City loves, well, music....will refrain from RedNeck comments.......

August 24, 2012  10:30 AM ET
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The water cooler in Burkie's office.

If my associates see this, we would have one installed by lunch..........

August 24, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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The water cooler in Burkie's office.

Just don't use the red lever.

 
August 24, 2012  10:37 AM ET
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Okay let's try the not so believableTorts likes Larry Brooks

Philadelphia loves Santa Claus.

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