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All I Want for Christmas…

December 20th, 2016
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Hey not this year, but maybe, possibly in two or three years we could be actually talking like this could happen. It sure is a lot closer than when Helix released this four years ago.

For certified professional guitar repair in Cambridge Ontario: Brian Gardiner Guitar Repair

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Journalistic Integrity: The Sport of Juxtaposition…

January 10th, 2013
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Steve Simmons, June 5, 2012: “And there is one simple problem with all the stories going around and around: They’re not true.”

Steve Simmons January 9, 2013: “… the question being asked everywhere I travelled, with too many stories – some false, some true – being spread around…”


Steve Simmons, June 5, 2012: “(Brian) Burke isn’t stepping down as president and general manager of the Leafs.

He isn’t taking a leave of absence from his post.

And he isn’t about to be fired…”

Steve Simmons January 10, 2013: “one source told me in June that Burke would not manage one more game with the Leafs…”


And so begins a new NHL season for Leaf fans…

January 9th, 2013

I was never on the Brian Burke bandwagon. I remember before he was hired, everybody on town saying he was the only guy. And I wondered what they saw in him that I simply didn’t. But his firing now, at this time, is bizarre to me. At the end of last season sure, even over the summer once new ownership was in place. But now, some 20-games with his new coach and days before training camp starts?

So if you’re a Leaf fan who thought, young team, shortened season with extra long break before, if Jimmy Reimer can put together the kind of January to April run he did 2-years ago, this could work – sorry about your luck, it’s all starting from scratch.

And here’s a question, isn’t Dave Nonis the pro-Louongo go on the management team? sigh

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Bad News if you play on the BCE Hockey Team

March 27th, 2008
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You’ve played in your last playoffs.

Speaking of which, will you Leaf fans please shut up now – you are really REALLY not going to make the playoffs, and anything cannot happen once you get there.

The last month has been about nothing except getting a worse draft pick, hope you enjoyed it.

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Maple Leafs: Back to the 90’s

January 22nd, 2008
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Last April I posted about the Maple Leafs returning to the glory years of the 1980’s. As I noted, the only thing worse than the music back in 1987 was the Leafs. And since I posted that article less than a year ago, things have gotten so much worse; so much so that a few weeks ago the Sun had a full page picture of Harold Ballard on the cover of the sports section.

Things, however, are looking up Leaf fans, as the team today fired John Ferguson and announced it is bringing back Cliff Fletcher as the teams interim GM. It’s like 1991 all over again, optimistically leaving those dreadful 80’s behind, a brighter future, the pride returns &tc. Oh glory days!

Far be it for me to pooh-pooh this idea too much. Frankly, Fletcher is tailor made for the kind of tearing apart and trading away the Leafs need right now. But feel free to wake me when the Leafs enter the 21st century. Then, and only then, may I maybe care again.

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