Sorry to everyone as it has been a while since I have blogged.
It has been a long winter so far, watching the Toronto Maple Leafs fall apart at every turn. The reason this year I have not thrown my hands up and tossed something at the the TV is one person Brian Burke.
A lot of people have criticized Burke at every turn, which is part of the job I bet Mr. Burke would say. The difference is Burke does not tip toe around things and speaks his mind. Mr. Burke does care about success in Toronto and will establish that “winning” feeling soon. Too much was made of this playoff “promise” that the media has put Burke on the cross for.
The deal for Kessel was also a long story that I do not believe Burke has to explain over and over again. Burke made a splash and we will see in time if the trade failed. Let’s assume for the moment the Leafs finish bottom three. The players all scouted in those spots could be 2-3 years away from the NHL. Kessel with a better support cast would be years ahead of these players, let us all keep in mind the sniper is only 22.
The problem is too many Leaf fans cannot get out of the past, they need to forget the Kurvers/Niedermayer trade and other potential players missed. We need to support the man who will save the Leafs. Mr. Burke cares too much about this team and knows what it takes to fix it.
To my Leaf faithful friends I say, “relax” and have patience as Burke will get us out of this hole. The team as it sits is a bunch of 3rd or 4th line players (except for Kessel) and how can you expect this team to compete in the playoffs against a powerhouse like Washington and Pittsburgh.
I am looking forward to the trade deadline to hope Burke can move the dead weight off this team. Many of the players needing to go are UFA’s this summer and I believe the 2010/2011 will surprise many.
I would like to give you a little preview of the draft in 2011….. Boston selects with Toronto’s pick #20 overall……..
IN BURKE WE TRUST!!!
Go Leafs Go
Posted By Trevor Fuchs.