NHL executives have been playing their own game of gossip -- some of it more than gossip -- wondering amongst themselves who will be the next general manager and next coach of the Leafs.
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Ferguson's days in Toronto are numbered
Besides, whoever took over would still be stuck with the same contracts until THEY expire because no one else is going to take them on! So really, what's the point?
George O'Leary, 2007-11-18 17:21:32
AND, while they're at it get rid of McCabe also. He plays one great game then four or five stinkers. Just look at his plus/minus stats!Add Kubina to that list too!!
Bill Mitchell, 2007-11-18 16:53:23
When you look around the league, you'll see that many GM's have been sacked for far less.
The Leafs need to make winning a priority, and the only way to do so is a complete overhaul of the management side of the organization. They need to bring in the winning mentality that the Yankees have (minus the crazy spending).
Putting in a rookie GM was a bad risk, and it did not pay off. Compare this with what happened with the Raptors last year when they had a very qualified GM.
The new GM will need vision, and should not be afraid to make ANY player changes necessary, no matter what the fans or media think.
JF's lack of experience made him bow to public pressure way too much, and this is why he made some horrible signings.
I'm willing to suffer through some transitional years, so long as there is a long term plan in the works.
sam, 2007-11-18 12:46:13