Leafs Abomination

Leafs Abomination

The Dismayed Fan's Handbook to Why the Leafs Stink and How They Can Rise Again

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Love them or hate them, they're the most successful team in professional hockey ... just not on the scoresheet.

The Toronto Maple Leafs are an exception to every law of the sporting jungle. They miss the playoffs and the sellouts keep coming. They haven't won a Stanley Cup since 1967, but the earning power of that blue-and-white maple leaf, no matter the chronic woes of the blue-and-white's power play, never ceases to increase. In this description of failure and prescription for hope, Toronto Star sports columnist Dave Feschuk and Globe and Mail sports reporter Michael Grange draw the illogical roadmap that pinpoints how the once-proud Leafs got lost in the sporting hinterlands, who's to blame for stranding them there, and how they might extract themselves from this historic mire.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2009
ISBN: 9780307372819
0307372812
Characteristics: 1 online resource (177 p.) :,ill
Additional Contributors: Grange, Michael

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RonNasty64
Sep 23, 2009

Excerpt from the Toronto Star:
http://www.thestar.com/sports/article/688199

For all the public outcry, there were problems behind the scenes that didn't get much attention. One was the short tenure of Craig Button, who'd been a candidate for general manager's job before John Ferguson Jr. was hired and who was eventually hired by Ferguson as the team's director of player personnel.

Button knew something of Ferguson's situation. In 2000, at age 37, he'd been named the general manager of the Calgary Flames, where he spent most of three seasons presiding over a decline in the club's fortunes. The Flames never made the playoffs on his watch, and he was roundly criticized for leaving the roster in a shambles.

Excerpted from Leafs AbomiNation: The Dismayed Fan's Handbook to Why the Leafs Stink and How They Can Rise Again. Copyright 2009 by Dave Feschuk and Michael Grange. Published by Random House Canada. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

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