^Then if Burke goes out and gets Ontario boys, we start losing and the excuses roll in about the pressures of Ontario players playing in the center of the hockey universe Leafs can;t win no matter what they do. But I have to say, Maclean has a hate on for Burke lately. Didn't he say something about him two or three weeks ago too?
There is one thing this organization is excellent at and that is making excuses for their failure. Experience pays off.
Absolutely. And that point was well made by Maclean. Saying if Burke argues "trade deadline too stressful, we'll make our own freeze" what that actually does is dissolve responsibility from the players. They should be professional enough to ignore such a pedestrian concern, just like every other team does. You don't HAVE to pay attention to the media. Excuses are piling up and its pretty sad.
Heard from a source that Carlyle doesn't like Franson's game and he'll have a hard time getting back in the line up.Doen't make sense.Also heard Burke was offered first round picks by at least two teams for Franson at deadline and said no.If coaching staff doesn't like the kid why would you not make that deal?Sounds like a team that's totally confused about what direction to go.Any team that want's Komi over Franson is a joke