Canada's Team Survey Flawed

leafsExpect your local Habs fan to flaunt this poll in your face. A Canadian Press Harris/Decima survey found 40 per cent of Canadians identified the Habs as the nation's hockey team of choice, compared with 24 per cent for Leafs.

That's an interesting result, and incredibly flawed. Take it with a grain of salt the size of Montreal. The survey of more than 1,000 people across the country began April 24, after the Ottawa Senators and Calgary Flames had been eliminated from playoff action, and ended April 28.

You see, these 1000 people were surveyed at a time when there was only one Canadian franchise left in the playoffs. Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton didn't qualify this year and Ottawa and Calgary were already eliminated. That left Montreal to attract the many "cheer for a Canadian team" fans and other bandwagon jumpers that make these polls worthless.

In reality there is no doubt as the the nation's team of choice. It's the same as God's team, the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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felix

Go Leafs Go!

April 29, 2008 @ 7:56 PM

howard

"O lord why hast thou forsaken me?"
Every Leaf for the last 41 years.

April 29, 2008 @ 8:13 PM

James Edgar

God's team???? No wonder I'm an atheist.

April 29, 2008 @ 8:38 PM

Toronto Mike

God's not rigging the games, he's just rooting for the blue and white.

April 29, 2008 @ 8:51 PM

chris

Is there a God if the Leafs are his team?

April 29, 2008 @ 9:30 PM

Toronto Mike

If there's a God, I'd like to think he'd have good taste.

April 29, 2008 @ 9:32 PM

Drew

Yet more "evidence" that gods do not exist. haha

If people had to pick a team to represent the nation, but couldn't pick their own team, the Habs probably would be the team chosen by most Canadians, especially by fans aged 30-50 for whom the Habs are synonymous with success over a long period of time.

June 10, 2008 @ 5:23 PM

Peter Milczyn Corruption

REQUEST FOR PETER MILCZYN TO RESIGN:

Jeremy Kramer of Kramer Design Associates is working a corrupted deal with Rami Tabello and Peter Milczyn to line his own pockets with illegal money.

Peter Milczyn got his wife, Rose Burrows, hired as city staff through cronyism. She now secretly passes city documents to Peter Milczyn for his political gain.

Peter Milczyn considers being a city council member the same as being in business for himself. He should resign now.

Jeff Lyons, the disgraced lobbyist from Toronto, was Peter Milczyn's mentor and a leading campaign contributor to Milczyn in 2000.

Rami Tabello of IllegalSigns.ca is being paid to write his Toronto illegal signs website by Peter Milczyn, Ward Five Etobicoke-York of the Toronto City Council.

The Astral Media procurement contract with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) for $420 million in 2007 was illegal, and Peter Milczyn is directly responsible for the illegal nature of that contract.

Peter Milczyn needs to resign his post as city council member for the City of Toronto, Ward 5 Etobicoke-York.

April 5, 2009 @ 10:30 AM

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