Even though the Habs/Leafs rivalry wasn't very strong, the games at times got out of control. This is precisely why Montreal Canadiens fans love the elbow Alex Kovalev laid on Tucker so much. It couldn't have happened to a bigger douche bag.
But are the Leafs still hateable? Is that something we can use to reinvigorate this rivalry?
Dion Phaneuf clearly suffers from the same overconfident bluster as now
disgraced fired GM Brian Burke, and he's definitely also annoying, but almost pitiable for his caveman-like intellect.
Mike Komisarek could have been a target for hatred if he was good, but he's been the best thing the Habs could possibly have hoped to lose.
So is there a Leaf you hate? Do you hate the team, or are you ambivalent?