These Toronto Maple Leafs Need Your Patience

November 27th, 2009 by dave hall Leave a reply »

In the 1980’s the Toronto Maple Leafs apparently hired a new coach whose name was Win Sumsoon. Many figured, as they were unsure of the spelling, that perhaps the Leafs had hired an unknown.

Those adept at puzzles, however, got the joke and spread the news.  In 2009 the Leafs are the punch line of jokes again, but this time around “Win some soon” is the sentiment, not the coach.

Despite sporting the NHL’s worst point total, a sense of optimism should still be felt as the team slowly becomes better competition, and is able to keep games closer.  Already out of the playoffs for longer than the team would want to admit, continued patience this season is called for once again.

With the much anticipated and heralded signing of GM Brian Burke, many assumed the team would change immediately and begin a new culture of winning. This culture of winning takes time and requires the management to make pragmatic decisions and build where and when the opportunity arises.

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