Definitely an ooops. During their existence, the Nordiques and Habs rivalry made the Habs - Bruins look like a lovefest. I did something similar many years ago (probably mid-80's) while standing in line at King's Island amusement park in Cincinnati. I made a disparaging remark about Pete Rose, forgetting where I was! I am not sure about a 2nd team in Toronto. While the Leafs own that city, they do have the highest ticket prices in the league and still sell out every game -- even as bad as the franchise has been over the past 45 years. That tells me that demand is greater than the supply in the area. The counter argument, though, is that any other type of higher-end hockey fails miserably in the greater Toronto area. The OHL teams in suburban Toronto struggle to survive (another one is relocating out of the area this off season), and the AHL Marlies do not draw well, either. So, it could be that the Leafs are the only hockey team Toronto is interested in supporting, or it could mean the city in only interested in NHL hockey (but do the Leafs really qualify? ).