I have not read so much negative garbage in my sports life as I have on a new team like The Toronto Maple Leafs.
Are scribes and so-called sportswriters, that are hard-up for writing,that they have to bash to death a hockey team they do not know,players they have never seen,.and if they have seen them,it was never as a team.
New players,new coaches,new G.M.-two exhibition games played-and all voices of authority come out,hell-bent for leather.
I get so sick of this negative stuff,year after year,after year-you guys can't wait for the players to get there skates on,so the bashing can start.
It is little wonder,that there have been very good players in the past that have declined invites to play in Toronto,just because of the media bull-shit.
Of course we all want a winning team in Toronto-nobody more-so than myself.but I will be the last guy to discredit what is taking place in Toronto.
I was asked the same as everyone else to give some input into the team,pre-season focus in general,..I am sorry,.I can not do that,..not as a team.
But what I can do,is, talk about the individual and hope they can add some spark to the few vet's that are there from last year.
When the 2008/2009 season is underway each and everyone of us will have the chance I am sure,to voice our opinion,on players,that do not produce,as well as The Leafs in general.
So,.to one and all,.good writing in the new season and wish our Leafs,.."A GREAT BEGINNING."