Your an extremely cynical dude, I can honestly say that I believe even if they won the cup you would find someway to discredit their achievement. I think we may have to give you a complete blood transfusion to you to get the Ballard type bashing out of you, be displeased with the teams performance but for crying out loud don't over-analyse everything they do. We get it. The team was apparently WAAAY better when you were growing(or maybe in your case; groaning) up. But that doesn't change the fact that now TO is not seen as a desirable place to sign by alot of FA's and part of that is probably because of the ridiculous and overzealous expectations from some the media and most fans.
For every die hard Buds fan there also is a Steve Simmons or Eric Fesheck(however you spell it) calling Reimer's mom to find out about her sons injury. Just relax...it's better for your overall health.
He is one of those dudes who finds mistake in the order the cup was passed along if Leafs were to win it.