The context of the thing does not matter so much as the team matters. The Toronto Maple Leafs have been a disappointment for decades at this point. They have not been able to win a championship in generations, and they are not looking like they will be any good any time soon. You have to wonder what they are thinking in Toronto, and many fans think the team does not care.
When the Leafs allowed their team to sit in the doldrums for this long, they became the Cleveland Browns of hockey. They are not going to get any better, and it would be hard for a fan to be convinced otherwise. I cannot blame any fan for thinking the team does not care, and I think we should simply let it be. The Leafs might be a lost cause right now.