Raking Leafs

Mixing metaphors and casting cliches about hockey and the Maple Leafs for the ether's pleasure since MCMLXVII.


Doug Armstrong

GM most shouldn'tve been fired this past season.

GM who assembled one of the best teams over the past several seasons, despite freak play-off third period collapses. They not only win, but they tend to do it the right way, with a style. The Leafs need a hockey program, period. And a hockey program is something that produces a team identity inherent to the personnel and practices of said program. A team identity, at least one worthy of a championship, isn't searched for during the first 20 games of the season. I'm not 100% sold that Armstrong can provide this type of wholesale upgrade, but he does come from a solid hockey program.

GM who integrated recent draftees into line-up, without top 10 picks. Most notably Niskanen. In fact, the Stars haven't picked in the top 10 since 1996, often going without a first rounder.

GM trained by rival Habs' GM Gainey upping the fun factor.

GM with name associated with the moon. I'm shooting for the moon hoping MLSE will make a prudent and timely decision.