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Buffalo Wins

from Donn Esmonde of the Buffalo News,

For all Toronto has going for it, it wasn’t enough for coveted hockey player Josh Gorges.... 

Aside from anything else, Gorges just took the early lead in the unofficial balloting for Our Favorite Sabre.

Judging by the sputtering disbelief of a Toronto Sun sports columnist, our northern neighbors aren’t happy about it.

Wrote Steve Simmons: [Gorges] selected living in Buffalo and playing for quite possibly the worst team in the NHL, to living in Toronto and playing in the so-called center of the hockey universe. He chose the armpit of America over one of world’s great cities.

Imagine that.

I’m not happy about the “armpit of America” shot. In terms of anatomic metaphors, I prefer to think of us more as the nation’s heart, soul or spine. But I can understand how someone equally befuddled and apoplectic over a seemingly counter-intuitive choice would reflexively reach for the civic-insult bag. The big, shiny, glass-skyscrapered metropolis got passed over by an object of its affection for a cozy, underappreciated, just-reviving, mid-sized American burg. For many Torontonians, it does not compute.

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Iggy_Rules's avatar

Having lived in Toronto, I can not find fault with Gorges choice. There are a lot of places I would choose over Toronto. A lot.

Just sour grapes from Simmons, a “journalist” whom we can ignore for the most part anyway.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 07/04/14 at 05:49 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Maple Leafs media make it so easy to dislike Toronto.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 07/05/14 at 08:16 AM ET

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