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
Pat Quinn Was appently a poor chice for Montreal once upon a time. Look what he did with them.
A hockey fan, 2008-06-11 13:16:42
I'm a Wings fan who lived through the dark days of the 70's and 80's, and the only way for the Leafs to get on track is through good drafting. As Ken Holland has said "there's no salary cap on scouting".
JB, 2008-06-11 12:35:48
Thanks all you knuckle-heads!
Lots of "debate" over Wilson's nationality and credentials. Most of you just spew out "facts" that you may or may not have read or heard correctly.
If everyone would take a few seconds to look up whatever point they want to make, and use their freakin' spell checker as well, they wouldn't seem as illiterate!
To all you grammar grannies...keep up the good work!
As for Wilson being the right choice to coach the Leafs...most Leaf fans are going to expect miracles...they won't get them. This team needs a drastic shake-up and a reality check. Hard for me to say this, but Sundin is not the answer. Time to clean the slate, buy out some useless used-to-be's, put everyone on 2-way contracts and base all salaries on TEAM performance.
ST-Collisse, 2008-06-11 12:12:04