2000-May 2011 was a huge Leaf fan (or Leaf defender here in Wpg).
Allegiance has switched for obvious reasons.
Heartbreaking when Roenick scored in OT way back when...Praying/Willing this team to just make the playoffs for how many years.. jeez.. Connolly signing went against everything Burke promised.. Where the F is the truculence?
Talking back to when Leafs were in my blood.. Reimer got thrown in out of nowhere, played well and was instantly a god. There was no grooming. Optimus Reim caught on and he was made a #1. I honestly think he should still be a #3.
I know you can't just pluck a 6'4" 28yr old Center out of nowhere or a bonafide #1 goalie, but it seems Burkie got sucked into patching up the team yet again.
I am just wondering if you think the Leafs are still in a rebuild (5 yr plan), Or have they done it again and tried to bandaid some areas to squeak in? It would be pathetic to finish the season in 9th or 10th yet again.
The early dominance may have gotten hopes up. I am baffled that some of your posters want to see Colbourne-Kadri-Ashton,etc get the call up. Have patience with the kids..
My opinion, this season should've been even more painful than it has for the fans (think Habs). Hopefully this bs gets fixed soon, I also lived it with you guys for the last 7-8yrs..