On one hand, Ron Wilson said he respects Sundin for not rushing back if he is unsure whether or not he wants to play -- adding that he would welcome back the longtime Leafs captain with open arms.
On the other hand, Wilson suggested that one of the problems with the sad-sack Leafs last year was a distinct lack of leadership.
And you don't have to be Howie Meeker to connect the dots there, that leadership is supposed to be one of the major responsibilities of the team captain.
Is Wilson right about the Leafs recent poor form?
Full story: Wilson suggests Mats was part of the problem
Only problem with this team is they are firing all the wrong people, Players need to be the ones sent packing.
SteveO, 2008-05-08 11:24:22
Bob may have to get to know the other players names which may take a while. They should also change the teams name to the "Titanics" and wear pink uniforms which would go good with mister know it all's jackets on HNIC. Looks good no you Toronto, the organization is no farther ahead than they were when Ferguson was selected.
Dave, 2008-05-08 10:13:33
I feel bad for Maurice as he can only do so much with what he had . If he had made the playoffs would he still be there? Probably. So now they clean house and all the drama just makes the team look stupid but in reality its the guys who OWN the team who know that they will have the support of the fans as they love the Leafs and the cash will keep coming in no matter what.
Like someone said in an earlier post here , the Leafs SHOULD be a cornerstone in this league just as the Canadiens are, I agree whole heartedly.
PLEASE do something like give a damn about the fans and the abuse this team takes every year. I watched one game and saw the owner who will remain unnamed sitting in the stands and watching as the Leafs got pounded in front of a full house (as usual) chuckling away. I bet you don't look away when your paycheque comes, do you???
C'mon Cliff get the right guys in for the job (Mr. Bowman) and get those owners to give him free reign on what he does. Forget all this Burke and Nonis crap!
No more drama come back to the real hockey world this may be your last chance.
A loyal Leaf fan...
GO LEAFS GO!!!!!!
ps...yes I saw the last cup win in 67' and would like to see another one before you guys kill me from waiting!!!
kw, 2008-05-08 09:08:14
Sundin may not be so tough but he sure is good with his stick! And Mark Bell - well, how's jail working out for him anyway?
canclassic, 2008-05-08 09:01:54