Toronto Maple Leafs’ Three of a Feather: Burke, Wilson and Kessel

February 8th, 2011 by Derek Scarlino Leave a reply »
I would like to be the first to point out some inconsistencies with the Toronto Maple Leafs this season (Note: heavy sarcasm).

I'm simply fed up with the Maple Leafs Love Fest going on in the professional and amateur media circuits these days.

Anyway, the conundrum of the Leafs, as comprehended by my ilk in Leafs Nation, is almost as annoying as that sorority chick, three years past college graduation, who still uses the word "random" to describe events and happenings that are actually quite easy to deduce.

What's wrong with the Leafs? Contrary to the assumptions of many observers, Brian Burke is still putting the team together. The first clue, among many, that I will use to reinforce my blasphemous suggestion, is that I do not recall many Burke-run teams competing with AHLers on the first line.

Sorry, Joey Crabb. You're a hell of a lot better than I am, but the party isn't going to last long.

No. Burke needs to add more to the roster. He needs to trim some fat. It seems that the throngs of Leafs fans want a team wherein every player is perfectly suited to their exact position. A team that doesn't have a use for its minor ...

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