Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Leaf Nation Showing Little Patience as Fan Tosses Jersey onto the Ice

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Leaf Nation Showing Little Patience as Fan Tosses Jersey onto the Ice

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Leafs fan tosses jersey onto the ice

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TORONTO - It was a little like rubbing salt in the wound for the Maple Leafs. Down 5-2 with a little less than eight minutes remaining Saturday night, they had to watch as a Toronto jersey came flying onto the ice at Air Canada Centre.

One fan, unable to throw in the towel, opted to give up his jersey instead.

"When a fan does that, they're frustrated -- as are we," said Toronto captain Dion Phaneuf. "We do not like to put forth the effort we did (tonight) on any night, especially in front of our fans. We take responsibility for not giving them what they want. They wants to see wins, as do we.

"We want to win hockey games but tonight we didn't display enough and do enough little things to win a game. We got beat all over the ice."

Toronto also lost its home opener, 4-3 to Montreal on Wednesday. …

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