How Bad Were Things In Maple Leafs Room?

Pardon the Maple Leaf centric post here, but I just read an interesting quote in tomorows Toronto Star and has me thinking:

“We have eight to 10 guys going out to dinner now instead of two or three, we have big groups going out and enjoy being together,” Phaneuf said. “Look at our games, it’s not one or two guys in a scrum, it’s all five on the ice.”

Now Dion wasn’t here for the “before” so one can only assume that he’s been told that things were clique prior to his arrival. That’s got me wondering, when did this start, who started it and who allowed it? We know Burke and Wilson wanted to clean out the country club atmosphere and hell there is only one member of the Muskoka 5 left.

Was this created by Mats Sundin, Tie Domi, Bryan Mccabe? Was it allowed to grow under Pat Quinn, JFJ, cliff Fletcher???? Just how bad was it? Did it ruin the career of Matt Stajan here?

Whatever it was or where it started, it appears to have been eradicated. Curious how it went on for so long without so much as a whimper from the throngs of maple leaf nation reporters

The quote is from the star, link to follow



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