Coverage Of Maple Leafs Future Enough To Make You Sick


If you read or listen enough to the experts talking about both the upcoming draft and or free agency, Maple Leaf fans may as well leave on that summer vacation right now. No reason to even pay attention. The sky isn’t falling. The sky already fell.

Depending on the outlet of your choice, this is a weak draft with no visible help available to Burke, there are no free agents that are either going to help the Leafs or who would be interested in coming to Toronto. there are no players either worth trading for or any who the Leafs who can “afford”.

Anyone else looking for gasoline and a match?

What is usually a time of hope and optimism around Toronto has turned into full grown gloom and doom.

Seriously, if you listen to some of the so called experts, we Leaf fans should really hope for another cancelled season. It would be better than living through what appears to be ahead of us.

The saving grace for Maple Leaf fans? Well, in years past Brian Burke has shown his hand or at least his intentions very early on, exciting or even unrealistically setting fans expectations only to disappoint by being unable to deliver. For the most part Burke has been very quiet. We aren’t hearing the bravado we have heard before. It’s very quiet in Maple Leafs land and lets take that as a good thing. Unlike previous regimes in Toronto where everyone knew what the Leafs were doing, under Burke things happen when they are least expected.

The NHL power brokers are in Las Vegas, leading up to the draft weekend in Pittsburgh. With all the talking heads and all the brains in the same location over the next couple of days, things could certainly heat up. Rumours are certainly swirling. Some talking heads predicted that this week leading up to the draft would be the busiest in terms of trades ever. So far, not so much. Tomorrow is Wednesday, so let’s see what transpires the rest of the week. More importantly, let’s try to be positive for the next little while. The question I have for you is this, one week from now, will Leaf fans be happier or more depressed then they are now?

For those who were kind enough to comment on my last post, let me clarify my point. I know that a ton of media members move from one outlet to another. I know that both Rogers and TSN grab talent from other outlets. The question is do they steal from each other. With the exception of Darren Dreger, I can’t think of a person going from rogers to tsn or vice versa.


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June 20, 2012 9:34 am

Their is no hope for the Maple Laughs or the delusional leemings of Leafs Nation the experts have it right the Leafs are world class losers that are jinxed.

TSM your site continues to be have problems with pages freezing and slow surfing from page to page can you please get these website issues fixed????

June 20, 2012 10:17 am

Brian Burke has SCREWED up this franchise more than what it already was, before he came to town.

Remember the previous drafts? “I’m going to get Stamkos” or “I’m going to get Tavares”? What’s changed?

Can the lockout or strike or whatever it is that is threatening to start this fall – last for many years? The team is a mess and MLSE knows that fans will keep soaking up whatever they feed. It’s going to be a long time before they even get close to the `92 – `94 years or the `98 – `02 years.

June 20, 2012 11:44 am

It always amazes me that poor Leaf fans just never seem to get it.
In 1978 the Leafs had an amazing team, Sittler, Lanny McDonald, Palmateer, Salming etc. All in their prime. They BEAT the Islanders (yes THAT version of the Islanders) in the quarters and sadly lost out in the semi’s. Then came the off season and the Team traded EVERYONE except Sittler and Salming. De-constructed the team completely.
That year, I swore never to watch another Leaf game until they won the Cup. I’ve stuck to my guns, apart from a period or two when they played LA back in the early 90’s.
What this team needs more than anything is MORE fans like me.
Stop participating in this team and then MAYBE they will do something. Otherwise, what possible motivation do they have to spend money and get the team that Toronto deserves?
In Baseball the Yankees are the iconic team. They win, a lot. But the pressure on the team to keep winning is unrelenting.
In Hockey, the Leafs are the iconic team, they lose, a lot. But they are under no real pressure to win, the bucks keep rolling in no matter what load of dreck they shove onto the ice.
Everyone pick another sport for a year or two and see what happens.

June 20, 2012 12:16 pm

It sure is a roller coaster ride – their in on Luongo/Nash/whoever, now they’re not, oh wait they’re in again – and that’s in one sportscast (okay that’s a stretch, but still).
What I’m more sick of is the amount of hockey coverage on June 20th. I realize that the draft is this week, and free agency starts in less than a couple weeks, but watching Sportcentre this morning it seemed that it was 75% hockey.

It’s the first day of summer, 30+ Celcius and all they can talk about is hockey?!?! Ugh.

I love hockey, but the more it gets over exposed in this country, the more I want to find something else.

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June 20, 2012 12:32 pm

TSM, it is not stealing, if the media talent is a ‘free agent’, and can sign with another network. If that person is under contract, and the opposing network comes calling for their services, then if you want to use the word steal in that scenerio….

June 20, 2012 3:22 pm

Hey Kyle, try F1, it’s pretty cool

June 20, 2012 5:14 pm

Lame post.

June 21, 2012 12:36 am

Some of these commenters are really starting to sicken me. Get a freaking life and go read another blog if you have nothing constructive to add.

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