Daily Spin: The Maple Leafs Are An Embarassment Of Themselves

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IOctober 10, 2009

TORONTO - NOVEMBER 29:   MLSE President and CEO Richard Peddie and Brian Burke attend a press conference announcing Burke as the teams new General Manager November 29, 2008 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brad White/Getty Images)

The Maple Leafs in general suck big time. The team only has one point so far this season, good for last place overall in the league.

This team simply doesn't deserve the credits that it has been getting throughout the pre-season. Again, were talking about pre-season here, like as if that was to mean anything.

The team lacks a true center up the middle, they don't have any strength along the first two lines, their defensemen are simply dumb and penalty driven.

The forwards can't even score, and what good use was if for Brian Burke to even declare that this team would compete for the the playoffs.

It's early in the season, but already the warning signs are there, and for the Maple Leafs, a club that has not won anything close to a Stanley Cup in approximately 42 years, it's simply embarrassing.

So what's next? 

Do Leafs fans simply sit there, watch and ponder to themselves the very same questions that they have been pondering ever since Burke inherited this team last December?

Does coach Ron Wilson have to change to keep hold of the job, or is he simply devoid of ideas on how to turn around this team? Why aren't the players responding to his calls? 

Why is it the average Maple Leafs fan continue to pay the largest price for a ticket to a game? (Just to let you know, the average price of a Leafs' ticket is $556.00).

Is is the fact that Mats Sundin, the Leafs' most storied captain, is no longer playing on the team? Is it because this town is used to believing in false hopes whenever it comes to the Maple Leafs?

The kinds of questions would continue to be asked by Leafs' supporters and hockey pundits throughout the season if things continue as they started with this hockey.

It would not surprise anyone if Ron Wilson were to lose his job, and it certainly wouldn't surprise anyone else if Brian Burke were to call up his rookies and sophomores from the farm league while replacing the veterans with those called up players.

This Maple Leafs team needs a shake-up badly, but let's just wait and see. Or we can simply bypass the entire season and look forward to another meaningless summer.