Takin a T/O with BT: Was Jiri Tlusty Worth a Few More Minutes To Toronto?

December 3rd, 2009 by Bryan Thiel Leave a reply »
Brian Burke made me miss a bus today.

At 4:15 this afternoon, as I was scrambling for the door I decided to take one last look at TSN just to see if something interesting had crossed the wires.

While the potential for Marco Scutaro becoming the most recent Blue Jay to win a World Series (in the same division no less), Tiger Woods' apparent attempt to pay off his "mistress," or Michael Liambis' latest foray into the hockey world were all interesting story lines, one thing—as usual—made front page news.

The Toronto Maple Leafs.

As far as a reason went, it's become a pretty standard one in Leaf Land. Any headline these days either centres around potential player movement or whatever ailment has struck the crease forcing Joey MacDonald back into action.

Today was anything from a rumor. Far from it.

Today, as Leafs fans have seen so often before, a former-first round draft pick was traded.

And so ended Jiri Tlusty's days as a Toronto Maple Leaf.

For some it was an unceremonious exit for the 13th overall pick from 2006. Said to have been blessed with all-world talent, Tlusty never showed ...

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