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
this is a man for no season!!!
nels skaalid, 2007-11-18 11:40:09
heres my compiled list of blunders.Tuuka Rask trade,over assesing Justin Pogge, ater watching Pogge i think he is going to be a career minor leaquer at best.Trading first round pick for Toskala and being forced to take a dud like Mark Bell, Chicago gave up on Bell that should tell you a little bit of what you were getting into.Having a clean slate after the lock out, a year and half lay off and still could not identify what kind of hockey team he wants to build, i think we should sign Lindros, Alison, Kavanaugh, 800 year old Belfour. Here is my favorite part, when he first got the job and said the way to build a team is to build within, so he goes out and fires everyone that was associated with Mr Quinn
all the scouts and even trainers, he thought that the reason for so many man games lost were because the training staff was no good, but Chris Broadhurst is good enough for Wayne Gretzky in Phoenix. His drafting record is pitifull
how can you build witihn when your trading picks every year to save your bacon. Year 2 post lock out was no different after he saw the direction hockey was going the previous year in terms of youth, speed and being responsible with the cap he does the unthinkable. Pavel Kubina big dollars, Bryan McCabe huge dollars, Raycroft big dollars before touching a puck, Hal Gill, still paying for Belfour and Owen nolan. that is just myshort list rant and there is plenty more to come if management does not remove JfJackass as Gm of our Maple Leafs
frank, 2007-11-18 11:02:07
He should have been groomed by the likes of a Scotty Bowman, Pat Quinn, etc...one who has more hockey knowledge as a GM.
I absolutely think his days are numbered as the Leafs GM but it is not all his fault.
The LEAFS need to hire a GM with some vast experience and allow him to have full control over all hockey operations as does the Raptors GM.
I am sorry to see you go JFJ but you are a smart man and maybe the Leafs brass can find you a job within the organization.
P.S. GO Leafs GO !
Rocky, 2007-11-18 10:27:19
I am another Leaf fan that has just about ready to give up on this sad organization once and for all.
Lets say for arguement sake they squeak into the 8th playoff spot, does anyone really believe they can win a series ? I dont. So tear this team apart now and start getting better draft picks. The longer they put off the rebuilding process the longer us die hard fans have to wait for a team we can truly believe in and cheer for proudly when they play into May/June.
Ken, 2007-11-18 10:09:49
Finally, Simmons should have the strength of character to say the names of those prominent GM's in his article. Do not base a story on the strength of prominent "anyone" unless you can identify those "prominent" individuals. Not doing so significantly weakens your argument. And, has angered this Leaf fan! Of course, most "prominent" NHL GM's would want the Leafs in disarray since they are trying to win games against those same Leafs. It is important for them to get into the heads of the Leafs players and fans in anyway possible. It is called the game of 'sport'.
Randall Keast, 2007-11-18 09:15:00