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Toronto Sun cover thanks Chicago for beating Boston

Jun 25, 2013, 9:56 AM EDT

About a month and a half ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans were in shock after a late-game collapse against the Boston Bruins suddenly ended their season.

Although Chicago scoring two late goals to earn a Stanley Cup-clinching 3-2 victory isn’t the same as the Maple Leafs coughing up a 4-1 third period lead, it is fair to say that the Bruins also ended up heartbroken and shocked.

And so with that in mind, the Toronto Sun picked its cover (courtesy of the Toronto Sun’s Ian Shantz):




It’s worth adding that the Toronto Sun also ran with the headline “The choke’s on us” after the Bruins eliminated the Leafs in Game 7 of their first-round series.

That defeat probably won’t be forgotten anytime soon in Toronto and will almost certainly be brought up when the Bruins and Maple Leafs face each other next season. In Boston though, they probably aren’t thinking about how they bested the Leafs in dramatic fashion. They have more recent events on their minds.

  1. ironyisadeadscene - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Haha, that’s pretty funny

  2. mclovinhockey - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    That’s a nice one

  3. nosefacekillah - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    perennial loser mentality. Toronto shows its class again.

    • hockey412 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:45 AM

      HAHAHAHAHA your comment is oxymoronic…but it’s in good fun, believe me as insufferably arrogant as (some) Boston fans have been this entire playoff season, Toronto is NOT the only city that was cheering on Chicago. This cover is GREAT.

      • imleftcoast - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:34 PM

        Arrogant is right. It’s nice to see Boston lose this way. This is when you suck it up, and show some character nosefacekillah – just like you would self-righteously tell everyone else if it weren’t happening to you. Boston and Toronto will be back next year a little tougher for it. That’s hockey.

    • imleftcoast - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:43 PM

      Julien mentioned the Toronto series in his press conference. I think we know who has the loser mentality now.

  4. acuratech348 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Real classy Toronto. We’ll see you next year. Maybe you’ll even make the playoffs..

  5. steelers88 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    To Chicago

    • dropthepuckeh - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      Sweeping Pitt was pretty outstanding….

      • hockey412 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        Boston played AMAZING against Pittsburgh. It was great to see a team with a similar playing style beat Boston.

    • steelpenbucs87 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      As a Penguins fan, I do not approve this message.

      Boston losing doesn’t change the fact that we had a disappointing end to our season, and it won’t help us as we strive to return to the promise land next year. I’m willing to bet any satisfaction you get from this is fleeting at most.

  6. jakreidler - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    To Boston: Thanks for trying at least..

    Love: Detroit

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  7. brainoflindros - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    Stupidest headline ever!
    Would rather lose to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions!
    You Choked Toronto, thats it.
    Thanks Chicago for beating the team we choked against…

  8. budzo83 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:36 AM

    Stay classy, Toronto. Hope you wrote in your journal what the playoffs were like. That may come in handy for the next few years.

  9. DonkeyStick - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM

    Funny!!! I’m sure some jackass will say they’re offended again

  10. sunk500 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:43 AM

    Canadians always find a way to be annoying.

    • dt58 - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      I find you personally annoying. Way to troll it up donkey

      • sunk500 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:38 PM

        I’m just being honest. I moved from Europe to North America so lived in both Canada and the U.S.

        Needless to say, it wasn’t hard picking U.S over Canada.

  11. modellforprez - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Well if toronto’s paper did that. What can the Pittsburgh post gazette do to top that. Nah they wouldnt do that but i will. Hawks thank you so much for shutting these loud obnoxious E tards up. 2 goals in 17 seconds are you kidding me the penguins could not score 3 total goals in 4 games and 2 OT’s. hey Bauston Jarome Iginla said he would rather not make the cup than come out a LOSER!!! ahahahahahahahahahahaha. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

    • bettmanfehrmustgo - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM

      what you’ve said is one of the most insanely idiotic things i’ve ever heard. at no point in your rambling incoherent response was there anything that could be even considered a rational thought. everyone is now dumber for having listened to you. i award you no points and may god have mercy on your soul

    • imleftcoast - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:40 PM

      17 seconds. That would be my headline. That should be the chant whenever the Bruins are in town. Until they win another Cup, they will not live that one down. 17 seconds.

  12. biffnasty - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    stupid canadians

    • valarmorghuliss - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM

      Typical ignorant American that gives Americans around the world a bad name.

      • biffnasty - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:48 AM

        Typical whiny canadian, who proves the stereotypes correct that you will always be known as America’s annoying little brother that nobody likes. Im sure you’re typing on your shared computer, while admiring your mullet and rocking a canadian tuxedo. You have a pet beaver too? I feel sorry for you. Sorry your country has no relevance besides tom green and mullets, with your main export being sadness

      • leafers1919 - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM

        biffnasty- you are the picture perfect definition of an uneducated American. Can you even spot Canada (better yet, America) on a map? Doubt it. Too busy stuffing your face with some fattening substance. By the way, the igloo I live in is beautiful, you should see the intricate designs of some of them up here.

      • dt58 - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        bifnasty you are an idiot!!! Speaking of stereotypes, any idea what the rest of the world thinks about you? You do realize that the majority of NHL players are Canadian. The last time USA won gold, about 80% of the players played jr. hockey in Canada. And correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t you the one whining?

        You know what I like best about Canada? There are a lot less morons like you that have an over-inflated sense of self worth. You really are that idiot that gives your fellow countrymen a bad name.

        PS Hows that economy doing these days?

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        Nobody likes?
        LMAO Don’t get out much do you?

        Here is a lil fact for you, when traveling Canadians are encouraged to wear Maple Leafs. Why?

        Because we will get treated better the second people from other countries see it.

        You see the rest of the world assumes an American is a loud rude doosh, while assuming the Canadian is a friendly person.

        But again, you’re just another loud American who never served his country a day in his life. You’re a parasite who runs his mouth because nobody has cared about you enough to knock the teeth out of it.

        I served with many American’s, the vast majority of them look at garbage at you and shake their collective heads.

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:59 PM

        Oh and Ryan Dadoun, this is your entry and it should be you cleaning up this jackoff and banning him from posting here again.

        This garbage isn’t tolerated at any of the other NBC hosted sites.
        Do your job.

      • biffnasty - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        @valgina…lol good comeback. They obviously do not teach grammar or spelling up in the vast desolate wasteland that you refer to as canada

      • valarmorghuliss - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:28 PM

        Did some guy talking about comebacks, just resort to grammar corrections as his?

      • dt58 - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        Your making fun of his comeback by picking on his grammer? Whoa, look out for this guy…
        The Canadian tuxedo was a doozy too, think of that one yourself? Just because your family tree is one big stump with no branches doesn’t give you the right to spew your ignorance all over this site.

      • leafers1919 - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:07 PM

        Whats hilarious about this is that if biffnasty goes traveling (doubt it, why ever leave them $1 triple cheeseburgers in ‘merica?), he straps a Canadian leaf to his bag. Quintessential ignorant American moron. And remember, when speaking about the greatest country in the world, capitalize that “C”, get it american?

      • biffnasty - Jun 25, 2013 at 4:15 PM

        I understand the canadian education system is far below American standards, hence your disregard for simple things such as spelling and grammar. Also, I would never sew a maple leaf on my bag when traveling, as the maple leaf signifies poor quality and weakness. Congrats Chicago on winning the cup, as usual, an American team has once again won the cup.

      • princeton155 - Jun 25, 2013 at 4:19 PM

        All of you are ignorant bigots.

      • leafers1919 - Jun 26, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        biffnasty- an american team has once again won the cup, and once again their roster was 90% Canadians. Thinking before speaking is a lost art in the 21st century.

      • seattle2toronto12thmanconnection - Jun 27, 2013 at 9:48 PM

        DT58 – I understand that you feel the need to lash out quickly at anybody who insults Canada, but before you go talking about America’s economy, you should probably check the Dow Jones or maybe even see what the Canadian dollar is trading at. And for the rest of you, please understand that as nice of a country Canada is, your always going to be America’s little sibling – no matter how hard you try to prove otherwise. I’m so glad your Maple Leaf sticker on your bag makes you feel better, but at the end of the day, until Canadian magazines (Macleans) stop putting articles “The 99 reasons why Canada is better than America” on their front page, you have no room to talk. You won’t find an article in America about how much better America and Americans are than Canada because we don’t have that insecurity. Cheers.

  13. jpelle82 - Jun 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    i dont get it. personally when i played, if we lost a tournament, we would root for the guys that beat us to win the whole thing. if you gotta lose, you want to feel like you lost to the best and they were the team “meant” to win it. kinda justifies losing to them. if they turn around and lose then you feel worse, like hey we couldnt beat them and they couldnt even beat those other guys…makes you think your team wasnt as good as you thought. thats just me though…i was rooting for boston.

    • hockey412 - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Nah, not me. I had enough of Boston’s cheap and dirty play to have me rooting against them. The blatant checks to the back (which are NEVER called), the sticks to the face, the CONSTANT punches thrown with no fear of being penalized, hell even Chara trying to take Toews skates out from under him last night with a kick…nah…I can’t root for that. It reminds me of how Pilly plays…they play OVER the edge, knowing that the refs aren’t going to call squat. Hate watching it.

      Ironically, outside of the punches thrown on EVERY play, I think they played the Pens pretty clean.

      • nosefacekillah - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:11 AM


      • dropthepuckeh - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:24 AM

        Maybe you should go watch basketball ? The best part of this series for me was watching two tough teams that didn’t whine the entire time about not getting calls. Chicago is a classy team that could take a punch and give a punch. It is hockey and these guys were all warriors. You seem obsessed with bashing Philly and Boston. Sorry your team wasn’t tough enough….

      • hockey412 - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:22 AM

        Evidently neither was yours 😦

      • gallyhatch - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM

        Hey 412, maybe you should start worrying about the fact that your ‘best player in the world’ was held to 0 points in the ECF (not to mention Malkin & Iginla).

        This chest thumping by Pitsburgh fans is easily one of the funniest / stupidest displays of poor sportsmanship that I have ever seen in my life.

        Enjoy it you clowns! The team I root for played their hearts out and unfortunately fell short in game 6 of the finals.

        The team you root for didn’t even show up in the thrid round!!! Have fun celebrating!

      • hockey412 - Jun 26, 2013 at 8:22 AM

        I am! For once dirty play didn’t win out! The goons went home empty handed, and all is well in REAL blue-collar America!

      • imleftcoast - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:38 PM

        17 seconds short with less than 90 seconds to go.

      • gallyhatch - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:57 PM

        Hey leftcoast: 2011.

        See you next year!

      • dropthepuckeh - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:18 PM

        imleftcoast didn’t you just tell someone above “This is when you suck it up, and show some character”? I’m confused with the double talk. The Bruins lost to a great team in what was one of the more memorable and exciting finals in a long time. Why the childish chiding about 17 seconds?

        The next couple of weeks should be interesting with buyouts and free agent signings etc. I’m looking forward to seeing who lands where. Hard to believe it’s July next week!

    • DonkeyStick - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      Please don’t get Al Bundy on us and relive when “you used to play”

    • nosefacekillah - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      It is the thought process of a team and fan base that does not comprehend winning. When there is nothing positive to root for they cling to bitterness. I pity them.

    • baddogjosie - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:26 PM

      Took the words right out of my mouth.

  14. malkinrulez - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 AM

    Very funny!

  15. whitdog23 - Jun 25, 2013 at 11:34 AM

    so if the team that beat you can’t win the title…why believe you couldve won it? typical backward thinking of Pittsburgh fans

  16. dboldave - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Last night’s loss was a gut wrenching. I will say that watching the Bruins lose to the Hawks was not the worst thing that could have happened this post-season. Chicago is likeable and you never heard any whining to the officials from the players or coaches. There was no diving or anything you can point to and get pissed about. It hurts but at least they lost to a stand up organization.

  17. betrayedbylife - Jun 25, 2013 at 12:29 PM

    haha, their only victory celebration is vicariously through a different city’s team

    • gallyhatch - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM

      I think that’s the biggest point lost on all these butt hurt trolls…. Their biggest thrill this year came from seeing another team lose…. That’s pretty pitiful.

      I’m proud of my Bruins, & the Blackhawks. I couldn’t hate Chicago if I tried, those guys played their @$$es off.

      This Bruins fan is going into the offseason with his head held high.

      I have a hunch the Penguins / Canucks fans still trolling here can’t say the same.

      • ironyisadeadscene - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

        Two teams of which are coming off being swept. That’s gotta sting to the core.

  18. ironmd778 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:33 PM

    Lighten up, folks. It’s a good headline.

  19. sunk500 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Personally I think this just makes Toronto and Canada look even worse and bitter. Leafs have made the playoffs in years and a Canadian team haven’t won in years as well.

    This is about as “witty” and “funny” as “TORONTO STRONGER”.

    Whatever they need to do to make themselves feel better I guess but it still looks pretty pathetic.

  20. ironmd778 - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    “17 seconds” is a good chant? That’s so lame. It’s not like it was a Game 7 and they lost the Cup that way. Plus they just won a Cup 2 years ago. Believe me, Boston fans will recover just fine from this one.

    • gallyhatch - Jun 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM

      The best part is, that’s a Vancouver fan who suggested that.

      He’s been trolling this site for 2 straight years b!tching & crying about the Bruins. This Bruins loss is the best thing to happen to him as a hockey fan, that’s saying something.

      • dropthepuckeh - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:07 PM

        Just remember that clip of Marchand playing speed bag with Sedin’s face and it makes all of his trolling meaningless. That will go down as one of the funniest moments in NHL history.

    • drewzducks - Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51 PM

      He got that “17 seconds” chant from his wife no doubt.

  21. homelanddefense - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:00 PM

    As a Bruins fan I cant get mad at that front page, it would be hypocritical. Is it a loser’s mentality? Yup. Have New England fans been guilty of it just as much as anyone else? YUP! I cant drive without seeing a “I root for two teams, the Red Sox, and who ever is playing the Yankees!” T shirt.

    I bet 90% of us Patriots fans were cheering for SF to beat Baltimore in the Superbowl. Lets not be naive here, we all do this stuff.

    • dt58 - Jun 25, 2013 at 2:37 PM

      Couldn’t agree more. Would every Pats fan liked to be lumped in with the few idiots that tweeted about Torrie Smiths brother after he died? Would that be a fair assessment of all fans in Boston? Personnally I don’t think so.

  22. 2dollarpbrs - Jun 25, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    TO: Boston Bruins Fans

    Thanks for booing that turd Bettman

    All NHL fans

    • letsgopens8771 - Jun 29, 2013 at 7:36 PM

      Come on, you should definitely have more than 29 likes! Thumbs up for that! Your one thumbs down came from Bettman himself.

  23. vipod4ever - Jun 25, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    This is Toronto and the Toronto media….who believe they represent all Canadians. They don’t, in fact most Canadians hate everything Hog Town represents. Their joke/junky of a mayor, their sports network TSN, and their dillusional fan base. Bruins were fantastic, played againts a team built like them, just didn’t have all of their elite players score (hello Seguin & Jagr). You won’t see this Habs fan say any negative words….until next season of course.

    • seattle2toronto12thmanconnection - Jun 30, 2013 at 10:08 AM

      Maybe I’m de-lus-ion-al, but didn’t Montreal’s mayor just get canned for corruption – with possible ties to the mob? And stop identifying yourself as Canadian and hurry up and secede. Your a drain on the rest of Canada. #hopingandprayingthatquebecleavesandfallsflatontheirface

  24. gizzmonic - Jun 28, 2013 at 6:03 PM

    in the past ten years the patriots have come up short, but the pain was lessoned by the fact they got beat by the eventual super bowl winner (except the Jets), Toronto is looking at things wrong way. they now have 2 teams better than them.

  25. jimeejohnson - Jun 29, 2013 at 12:35 PM

    To Chicago: thanks for the deep dish pizza!

  26. letsgopens8771 - Jun 29, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Toronto Sun always comes up with creative headlines. Love it!!! As a Pens fan, I also want to give my thanks. I love watching Chicago play almost as much as I love to watch the Pens. The Chokes on us headline was sad and cute in a wierd way cause I rooted for Toronto during that series.

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