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Is Ron Wilson right about Sundin?
Thu, September 4, 2008

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



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In my opinion 1) the Leafs should have stuck with Maurice for the next year. They want Brian Burke. They'll have to wait another year to even talk to him. IF they get him, fire Maurice then as Burke will bring in his own Coach. 2) Leave Fletcher in as GM for one more year.

My reasons - 1) The Leafs WANT Brian Burke. He has one more year left on his contract. Wait it out and go after him!

2) The Leafs STILL have too many players under No Trade Clauses. If they refused to be traded at this past trade deadline what makes you think they'll go for it now?

Sorry but the Leafs are 3 or 4 years away from being able to clean up this mess completely. Without the players agreement to be traded the Leafs only have 3 options to them:

1) Buy that player out. 2) Forget about trying to move the player and 3) Take away his ice time! Crappy way to do things but it's an option.

My point is The Leafs still have their hands tied because of who they want as GM and what players they want to be rid of. This mess will NOT be resolved over this one summer!


Cappthook, 2008-05-07 14:42:15

Pat Quinn or Punch Imlach
jeff, 2008-05-07 14:17:47

Is it really the coaches fault when the team sucks? I think Maurice is a great coach, maybe to good for the leafs organization.
Massimo, 2008-05-07 14:09:52

bring back pat burns! there is a mean with character!
Becks, 2008-05-07 14:07:03

Put a dog behind the bench.

Cause it's the players that don't listen to the coach. Sundin, highly overrated, he loves his Toronto so much, he's off to Sweden right away at the end of the season. There's loyalty for you.

So pin the blame on the players, not the coach. Maurice will get a job without a problem. In the meantime, get them a dog for the bench, won't matter anyways.


yeesh, 2008-05-07 13:56:08

I'll coach for a couple years. Leaf management doesn't care if they win or lose just so long as the Center is full.... What a joke.... People of Toronto deserve better ... the old timers are turning in their graves
Dave, 2008-05-07 13:32:20

Does it matter? Maurice is a good coach but was never given the support he deserved from the front office. It was amazing that the Leafs even competed for a playoff spot.

The next coach will have the same problem.
Russ, 2008-05-07 13:30:21

Bob McCown
Jim Fairweather, 2008-05-07 13:02:05

The question is who would want to coach the leafs, they are a pathetic bunch of whiners and losers, they leaf organization is comfortable being the laughing stock of the NHL, they don't want a winning team, they don't need a winning team the idiots of leaf nation still support a loser, look at the pathetic display of sportsmanship with Tucker at the helm they don't need another coach just another person who can take the scapegoat job.
jimf, 2008-05-07 12:55:55

What did Fletcher do last time in TO? NOTHING. Guess thats why hes back, because hes so good at doing nothing!!!
hvangog, 2008-05-07 12:49:17

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