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
Shawn Lackie, 2008-05-07 19:12:59
Perhaps Maurice could become coach of the Soo Greyhounds. He should fit in pretty well as this is where he's from.
Wib, 2008-05-07 18:07:48
Like MTL, the Leafs should be a cornerstone franchise in the league- they are instead a disgrace.
People old enough to remember the 70's thought things could never get worse then Harold Ballard - how wrong we all were.
The Leafs future - see Chicago Cubs for the past 90-years.
The "perfect" coach for the Leafs - heck he'd be a good GM for them as well - Mike Keenan. Proven winner, proven to get rid of dead-wood (which the Leafs have plenty of) and not afraid to kick even a "star" in the butt.
John, 2008-05-07 17:14:06
If the focus is to get the team to overachieve, make the playoffs every year and then bow out, well guys like Burns are as good as any.
It just depends upon whether the union has the cajones to start a serious rebuilding process or whether the stopgap measures of the last 15 years will have to continue.
Rick W., 2008-05-07 16:57:28