Time for a mini sports rant: Whether you’re a hockey fan or not, you’ve probably seen/heard coverage of the reaction to the Montreal Canadiens knocking off defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh in game seven of the teams’ second-round playoff series last night. Montreal’s fans — 20,000 plus — flooded out of the team’s arena after the game and took to celebrating. What came next? Looting, fires, tear gas. Predictable stuff, really. This is the same fan base that flipped cars and set fires after the Canadiens won the Cup in 1993 (DAMN YOU, KERRY FRASOR!!! If you’re a Toronto Maple Leafs fan, you’ll know what I’m talking about). Now, some might think that rioting after a second-round playoff win is a bit much. After all, Montreal’s still four wins away from even making the final. You’d certainly have an argument there. But as someone who has taken part in running through the streets of Toronto after first- and second-round playoff series wins, I’m actually quite unimpressed with the Montreal fans. Write this down: If the Leafs ever win the Stanley Cup, you can go ahead and just mark the city of Toronto off the map. The city will literally destruct. I’m talking CN Tower falling on the SkyDome. Mainly because my older brother once swore that if the Leafs ever won the Cup, he would try to chop down the CN Tower with an ax. One way or another, if the Leafs win the Cup, you will see rioting the likes of which have never been seen before. Why would hockey fans tear up their own city on the most joyous day of their life? I haven’t the slightest clue. Rioting after a big win is one of the most bizarre sports phenomena. Now if the Leafs could just make the playoffs, I’d have cause to get my ax sharpened.