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June 28, 2007

All men have limits

I have a higher tolerance than some for Toronto Maple Leafs management, but this... this:

"We think John [Ferguson Jr.] has lots more upside," says [Richard] Peddie. "He's got the potential to become a very, very good general manager one day — an excellent one. And we think he should get some help. We talked to John about that and he embraced it enthusiastically. So we're considering that and we're talking to people. Nothing is imminent but we are looking for someone to help."

Pardon my French, but that's fucking demented. If Ferguson's not capable of being a "very, very good general manager" right now, then demote him. Make him head pro scout in charge of unsung third- and fourth-line talent — there'd be few better. Or fire him. Whatever. Just put this Svengali-esuqe "help" you're looking for in charge of the goddamn team, like every single successful hockey club does. Christ!

Posted by Chris Selley at June 28, 2007 09:40 PM

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It gets easier if you can convince yourself you just don't care about the Leafs anymore.

Or so I've heard...

Posted by: Damian at June 29, 2007 10:39 PM

I enjoyed this post very much. Thank you.

Posted by: brian ivanovick at June 30, 2007 10:40 AM

I heard the every free agent was a consideration to go to the Leafs.. Smyth, Briere among others.

All JFJ got was.. Jason Blake! woopie!

Posted by: tracy at July 3, 2007 02:07 AM