Keep Burke or not if it was your choice?
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10-28-2012, 02:06 PM
Join Date: Feb 2002
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Considering what Burke claimed coming onboard, I suspect he told MLSE that getting back to the playoffs would not take a 5 year rebuild.
He'd probably say that because of his age he was capable of doing it faster.
Apologizing the fans for failure kind of points in that direction, otherwise they'd have just claimed it was part of the plan.
Richard Peddie back in June 2010 speaking on behalf of MLSE at the time as spokesman supports your belief at his press conference.
Richard Peddie: "We (MLSE) expect the Toronto Maple Leafs to make the playoffs this season."
“Brian said last year (2009-10 season), he felt we were capable of doing it, but this season?
We expect it
,” Peddie said. “The tearing down is done. Now we’re building up with youth and adding some players in free agency this summer.”
Two complete seasons later, MLSE finds themselves positioned 5th from the bottom of the league standings, with a GM claiming his team was the equivalent of "An "18 wheeler going off the end of a cliff".
When ownership feels compelled to humble themselves and acknowledge publicly apologizing for the failures of the team, claiming "our fans deserve better" that
is not working as expected nor promised.
Signature: There is no greater demonstration of Fan patience then to suggest to "Play the Kids " and be willing to accept the consequences of those actions..
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