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The Leafs have been really bad at home

Feb 5, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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Last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost for the 15th time in their last 18 home games.

Just think about that for a second.

Specifically, think how awful that is.

For context, the Blue Jackets had the worst home record in the NHL last season, at 17-21-3. That’s a win percentage of 40 percent. Three out of 18 equals 17 percent.

“I’m not quite sure what the reason is,” said goalie James Reimer when asked about his team’s home woes, per TSN.ca. “I don’t know if anybody does have the reason.”

The Leafs have even tried to improve the atmosphere at the Air Canada Centre to give the home team a boost. For example, according to the Globe and Mail, they’ve cut down on “those tiresome in-game promotions” this season.

Alas, the Leafs are an NHL-worst 1-4-0 at home, their only win coming last Thursday over the Capitals.

On the bright side, they start a three-game road trip tonight in Washington.

  1. jaybird22seven - Feb 5, 2013 at 11:57 AM

    How about for starters bring down the price of tickets so anyone can bring their family. Secondly if your wearing a suit your not allowed in the arena. Thirdly if your last name is Kessel or Phaneuf you have to find another team to play for other then the Leafs !!!! Then we will see progress !!!

    • kitshky - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      I’m so sick and tired of “if you’re wearing a suit you’re not allowed in” stupidity. I work for a living, and yes forgive me, at times wear a suit.

      Am I not as true a fan as you because I go straight from work to the game? Am I not as true a fan as you because I don’t go just to get hammered, stand up and jump around screaming my fkn lungs out … and just actually enjoy watching the game?

      I agree there are a lot of douche’s at the games, but not every person who isn’t screaming throughout the game (and yes, wearing a suit *gasp*) is less of a fan than you. And by the way, I’m not young (34) but I ain’t exactly old either.

      • dangle13x - Feb 5, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        How dare you have a job that requires you to wear something other than a stained t-shirt.

    • timsabourin - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      another genius post from jaybird22seven

    • dangle13x - Feb 5, 2013 at 1:22 PM

      Yea that’s the solution. Phil Kessel being out of the lineup would be a significant upgrade. You’d think being a Canadian you would have some semblance of hockey knowledge. Then again you are a dude who clearly has hang ups with wearing suits, so you probably don’t have a very good job. Which means you probably aren’t educated. Which explains everything.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Feb 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      There’s nothing wrong with wearing a suit to a game. That is unless you wear a suite and disappear into your private suite during the first intermission to go get wasted, leaving the entire platinum section empty until midway through the 2nd period.

      Based on your post I can only assume that you are not one of those, kitshky. Good on you.

  2. steverolley - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    I like how now its the fans fault for not being loud enough to will their team on to a victory.

  3. missthemexpos - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:09 PM

    Love the “lets Go Blue Jays” chants during the games, a refreshing change from merely booing at the ineptitude of the home team.

  4. ballistictrajectory - Feb 5, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    I can understand the displeasure when a team visits, plays poorly, and walks away with a shutout and two points.

    Blowing up the GM and coaching staff hasn’t helped the team focus on the few fundamentals that pro atheletes need to attend to. Might be time to bury an underperforming top name on the Marlies for a while. If that hint goes unnoticed, blow up the rest of the team.

  5. jaybird22seven - Feb 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    Thanks timsabourin !!!!

  6. michiganhockey11 - Feb 6, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    So does this officially mean that the Leafs are now the Detroit Lions of the NHL?

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