Today’s poll concept is a simple one. If you’re a member of the Buffalo Sabres or even just a die hard fan, who are most excited to play against: The Toronto Maple Leafs or the Boston Bruins? Hockey season is back and rivalries are beginning to settle back into the air, you stop talking to friends and shun relatives when your teams go up against each other. It’s the epic hockey rivalry.
After Sunday night’s line brawl and goaltending fight, I think It’s fair to say the Leafs and Sabres rivalry has heated up once again. It’s a rivalry that stems from the days in which the Sabres used to clobber the Leafs as fans of both teams filed into the opponents arena. These two teams have almost managed to wipe out home ice advantage. Since the Leafs have started to advance in their rebuild and become a better team, the rivalry has amped up and if recent history proves to be correct it’s about to heat up a little more.
If you’re not buying into the Leafs and Sabres rivalry read this embarrassing Toronto Star article, or try living in Toronto and wearing a Sabres jersey in public- it’s not pretty. I can’t wait till both teams are near the end of their rebuilds and finally meet for some playoff hockey, could you just imagine the atmosphere at a Leafs and Sabres playoff game?
Next we move to the Boston Bruins. Aside from the whole Milan Lucic- Ryan Miller incident there isn’t much grounds to base this rivalry on. Unless you take a the playoff history between the two teams, then you see that bad blood does go a little deeper. But there isn’t much to base their current rivalry off of. The Lucic incident is in the past and while the Sabres may still be reeling, the Bruins and the rest of the NHL has moved on.
So my question to all of you. Which is the better or more bitter rival of your Buffalo Sabres? Is it the Toronto Maple Leafs or the Boston Bruins?