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Fans in Toronto have been so graceful and patient on the most profitable franchise in the NHL, according to Forbes magazine.
Yet the wealthiest hockey club has given nothing back after the 2004-05 collective bargaining dispute. In Genesis, Egypt suffered a seven-year drought where no crops would grow, and they had to save up their food supplies seven years beforehand.
How much longer does Leafs Nation need to wait?
Perhaps a better question to ask is whether or not the Leafs fans have lowered the expectations, and think that making the playoffs is not the primary goal to any start of the season. This isn't hockey, folks.
The truth is that the Leafs owe the fans a ton, and they must pay them back with a playoff berth in 2013, 2014, and so on. The fans should not be asked to wait any longer, and to be honest, even a rebuilding process does not need to last seven seasons.
Are you happy with the Leafs management staff with the job they have accomplished in these seven years of drought?