Wilson and His Sarcasm Sent Packing; a Turnaround Set for Komiserak and Burke

March 5th, 2012 by Graeme Boyce Leave a reply »
Governing the game of hockey is the game of business.  The Toronto Maple Leafs are now enjoying a fresh start with the selection and appointment of Randy Carlyle as head coach, who guided the team to a win over Montreal in his first game behind the bench. 

Returning to the line-up, at the expense of Cody Franson, was Mike Komiserak, a former Canadiens blueliner who was most effective prior to his last fight with the Bruins' Milan Lucic, disliked and recently benched by Coach Wilson, though most people seem to attribute his lack of success to injury.  He was truculent.

Komiserak is going the way of Jeff Finger.  As the players and their ever-growing support staff prepare for upcoming games, a big concern lies squarely between the pipes.  Toronto, at the behest of Harold Ballard, implemented a wonderful "youth movement" in the 80s and the team endured a dynamic goalie tandem of Ken Wregget and Jeff Reese, occasionally interuppted by Bunny Laroque and Allan Bester.

Be assured, these days heads are shaking in the vaunted halls of MLSE, pondering plans surely being prepared to ensure Brian Burke's polite and professional exit, un ...

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