Biz Gets Nasty Towards Maple Leafs Fans

Mark Parsons
October 13, 2023  (2:57 PM)

Paul "Biz Nasty" Bissonnette is a staunch supporter of the Leafs, and in the past seasons, he's often backed them to win the Stanley Cup, even releasing numerous hype clips about them.

However, as the 2023-24 season approaches, there's a noticeable shift in the Leafs' approach under GM Brad Treliving. They're now adopting a grittier philosophy, which has garnered the approval of the Spittin' Chiclets team.

This Is Our Year - Again

They believe the recent additions like Ryan Reaves, Max Domi, and Tyler Bertuzzi were essential moves made by the Leafs. A particular opinion voiced by Bissonnette in their latest podcast seems to resonate with the crew.
He anticipates that the Leafs might start off with a win streak but will then face a series of losses, leading them to a .500 record after 12 games. According to him, this pattern, which recurs annually, will stir an intense reaction from the city's fans.
"You know what's going to happen - they're going to be .500 after 12 games and the f***ing city is going to be losing their minds. Every year, it happens. Every year, at the start of the year - don't take the bait online...

They might win their first few games and they'll drop 3 or 4 in a row. They're going to be .500 after 12 and the f***ing city is going to be ready to burn down. I'm telling you, it's happening."

Rinse And Repeat

This perspective is not entirely without merit. The Leafs' fanbase is known for its passionate swings in sentiment. Despite the potential this team has displayed over the years, there is a recurring pattern.
The Leafs often kick off the season with lacklustre energy, failing to maintain momentum throughout the games. This tardy start often sees them trailing in games, resorting to last-minute surges, which typically aren't enough to secure wins. By mid-season, they generally get their act together. But the initial phase remains predictably inconsistent.
Are Leaf fans still talking about how they won a game that needed to go to shoot outs with the worst team in the League.

While Bissonnette's prediction might come true, there's hope among fans, including himself, that the Leafs will break this pattern.
They yearn for a season where the Leafs not only start strong but also sustain that momentum, especially into the playoffs. After all, the ultimate aim is to see them excel there.