Toronto's an awesome city, I've lived here my entire life - The problem here is the size of the market and the historic lack of results across the board.
The Leafs haven't won a cup or been in the finals since 1967 - and haven't won a playoff series since 2004.
The Raptors have only qualified for the playoffs 7 times in history - and haven't won a playoff series since 2001.
The Blue Jays haven't qualified for the playoff since 1993.
This is the 3rd biggest city in North America, and we haven't had anything to celebrate since a first round playoff win in 2004 (although I am not a leafs fan). The media here is overwhelming, but even worse when every team is so bad... The signing of Mike Babcock is overblown but unfortunately the best thing to happen to the Leafs in a long time - as Red Wings fans we understand that he hasn't exactly been turning water into wine, and that he is in fact overrated, but it still represents improvement and direction to a franchise so desperately in need.