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06-24-2012, 05:53 PM
3 in 5 > 3 in 6
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Originally Posted by Live in the Now View Post
Frankly, I think it's impossible to rebuild in Toronto. Having read their board for a long time and having seen how wildly varying the reactions are to every move, I don't know how anyone could run the team into the toilet in order to make it better and get away with it.
I don't agree. Burke was the new GM of the Leafs at the time and if he wanted to do a full rebuild, his bosses would have said yes. The Leafs were (and are still) terrible. The fan base in particular was welcoming a rebuild at the time with open arms. The Kessel trade was baffling to everyone who reasonably expected a rebuild was in order.

Those first rounders Burke pissed away would have been blooming on the team by now. All this time later all the Leafs have done is gone sideways. The fact that CBC subjects Canada to the Leafs every weekend should have caused a mutiny by now. How much terrible hockey can a country stomach on national TV? A lot apparently.

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