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
Now with Belak and Domi gone there's only Mark Bell left to drop the gloves. Hopefully the new GM will remedy this situation. In the past, the Leafs always played better when they were a physically tough team.
Ward, 2008-05-07 22:51:59
Any smart coach wouldnt want his rep tarnished by coming to Toronto for this sad sack of a team. Even if they make the 8th place they wont get out of the first round.
If they make a good choice for a GM and he puts in a rebuilding plan that can contend down the road in a few years then the GM will be able to get any coach he wants, until then it will be old coaches that have had there better days already.
Ken, 2008-05-07 22:06:05
CBC needs to get some better unbiased broadcasters for HNIC..
brodywa, 2008-05-07 21:32:31