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What is Wrong With The Toronto Maple Leafs?

Months back, I wrote an article begging Brian Burke not to re sign Ron Wilson until the team actually took a step forward under his tutelage and made the Stanley Cup Playoffs. You can view that article here I wasn’t delusional. I didn’t say “wait for them to WIN the Cup”, I only asked that they’d qualify for the playoffs for the first time in a team record seven years. Don’t mistake me for a hater. I am a Toronto boy, I am a Leafs fan. All I want is to have a team to cheer for, to have pride in, and that will have some success. The Leafs haven’t had any success in years. They haven’t qualified for the playoffs. They haven’t drafted any up and coming superstars. Their mediocrity has begun to swallow Leafs nation whole. The Air Canada Center is always full of Leaf fans. Constant sell outs, and now the die hard fans who empty their wallets on over priced tickets are finally losing faith in their club, and there is good reason for it. Read moreRead more


Toronto Maple Leafs Pre Season So Far

As a Leaf fan and a hockey fan, I can’t deny it. I was excited for the NHL pre season to begin. After seeing the Leafs stink it up for the majority of last season, and only turn it on when it no longer mattered (as they have the last couple seasons in a row) I wanted to see what they could do from the outset this year. Read moreRead more


Should the Leafs take a risk and go after Demitra or Frolov??

Toronto fans are still waiting to see what else Brian Burke can pull off to make the Leafs better upfront. Yes he brought in Kris Versteeg who averaged 20goals a season while playing in Chicago. He also brought in gritty winger Colby Armstrong  who is a solid pickup and can average around 15-20 goals a season and be a great penalty killing specialist. Read moreRead more