There’s some sort of end-of-the-year special on where Henny is interviewing different players and Ron about this season and the future.
But on the Rogers guide when you read the info for it, it says:
Looking back at the Leafs historic march to 10th place in the Eastern Conference standings during the 2010-2011 season.
HOW SAD DOES THAT SOUND.
Historic march to 10th place.
I can’t stop laughing.
I heart you, faily Leafs.
Your 2010-2011 Toronto Maple Leafs everyone!
eyebleaf replied to your quote: This is the team I grew up with. Punch Imlach was…
Not happening, Mr. Wilson.
And I thought you were supposed to be Mr. Unapologetic Homer of The Toronto Maple Leafs. Liar.
“Your holiness, on a more trivial matter, we have a sports team in Toronto — the Maple Leafs — that cannot win,” (Toronto Star editor-in-chief Michael) Cooke said. “What are the attributes of a winning team?”
“I really don’t know,” the Dalai Lama replied. (via TheSpec)
And he calls himself the Dalai Lama. Are you really the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader in Tibetan Buddhism? Really? You?
~ Wayne Best, coach for a Novice-level hockey club in Toronto
Even no-name minor league coaches are scoring off of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Please, please get a lot better soon, Maple Leafs.
I’m ambivalent to the Brett Lebda signing. He’s paid too much, but that’s what you expect for a UFA. That being said, I would be very concerned if Jeff Finger isn’t traded/waived by training camp. The Leafs have far too much money invested in defencemen, not to mention there are just too many of them. Even if Tomas Kaberle manages to be traded, the Leafs have a ton of blueliners. I think Aki Berg is still roaming the Air Canada Centre…
However, I would not trade Luke Schenn, unless I was absolutely blown away by an offer. And that isn’t likely. Schenn was a top-5 Leafs draft pick(!) a couple of years ago, who many scouts have said is the best defensive defenceman they have seen in 20 or so years. Heady praise, no? Schenn also only turned 20 years old this past November. Defencemen usually develop much later than forwards, too. However, with the success of Tyler Myers and Drew “I’ll fuckin’ hip check the shit out of you” Doughty, people expected Luke Schenn to have the same immediate impact. Not only are they not the same players, but that’s not why the Leafs drafted and kept Schenn with the Maple Leafs in the first place. Schenn is supposed to be this franchise’s future Scott Stevens - nasty, hard-hitting, shutdown defenceman. Will Schenn ever come close to Scott Stevens? Probably not, but two years is barely enough time to fully assess Luke Schenn’s potential. Besides, what’s the point in building a young team when you end up trading one of the youngest players on the Leafs?
I don’t know if Brian Burke and co. are dangling Luke Schenn to other teams in order to obtain a legit top-6 forward. If I’m another team, I would definitely ask for Schenn, rather than Kaberle. I just hope “Our Luke and Saviour” isn’t on the trading block. I truly believe trading Luke Schenn would set the Leafs back in becoming Stanley Cup Champs.