Nathan Beaulieu‘s hatred for the Toronto Maple Leafs stems back further than the two games he’s played against them as a Buffalo Sabre this season. It even dates back further than his six seasons playing for Toronto’s chief rival, the Montreal Canadiens.
Beaulieu’s aversion for the Maple Leafs, he said, goes all the way back to his upbringing in Strathroy, Ont. But it wasn’t some long-burning hatred that fueled his fight with Toronto’s Matt Martin in the first period on Thursday night, when the Sabres trailed 2-0 and were playing like a team that had been off for five days. Read More