Peddie: JFJ can't fire Maurice, doesn't have the authority to.&q

So who really is running things in Leafland like I’ve stated before, Peddie, or JFJ. John Ferguson still has a job. But he has no real power left.

That was made abundantly clear yesterday when Maple Leafs president Richard Peddie – the same man who called the hiring of Ferguson a “mistake” earlier this season – said that the team’s general manager does not have the authority to fire head coach Paul Maurice.

25 Responses to Peddie: JFJ can't fire Maurice, doesn't have the authority to.&q

  1. CDyer says:

    Peddie was an arse to say that about JFJ. Talk about installing confidence in your team. What a moron.
    JFJ has been dealt a bad hand and it has likely screwed him for life as far as recieving another position.
    I just don't understand how you hire someone in a position of power and then don't provide them with that power. Why would you not just do the position yourself??? Oh yeah, I forgot then it's you that gets beheaded instead of someone else. Peddie is a coward!

  2. jayhabsjay says:

    what a joke the leafs organization is!! i mean seriously, wtf is going on insid their heads? as long as you have these clowns running the show, the leafs will never be a good team.

  3. arigold says:

    Leafs Gm is a horrible position to be in.  Everyone criticizes JFJ, truth is that Peddie approves, or disapproves of every decision.  He doesn't want to be the GM, because he doesn't want to take the heat.  This current set up is also going to make it difficult to find a qulality GM.  No self respecting GM candidate would subject themselves to having to let Peddie judge their every move.

  4. GolfLeafsGolfHa says:

    Now I'm glad to see no one disagreeing with me now when I said how many board of directors JFJ has to go through, and if he didn't, I imagine you would have seen some changes a long time ago, but MR. Richard Peddie seems to just love watching his team play awful, I've said it all along, PEDDIE AND MLSE IS THE PROBLEM, NOT JFJ, SO GIVE HIM A GOD DAMN BREAK ALREADY, HE'S TRYING HIS BEST.

  5. Duecey says:

    It is no secret that the front office is trhe problem it hasn't changed since the 90s. As for not blaming JFJ, this is bullshit I say anybody involved in the aquisitions is to blame and Fergie is part of this so he has been a loser as well. There just is no easy way to put it. Keep putting your money in these guys pockets leafs fans and support an utter losing effort. I hope you sleep well at night knowing how prowd we are of your efforts.

  6. PuckNuts says:

    Worst run team in hockey, maybe all of pro sport.

  7. leafy says:

    ***Breaking News: Big Trade***

    Huge trade for Toronto!!!!  This could be a great deal.

    Too bad it's the Blue Jays though.

  8. the_word says:

    Surprised someone would take Glaus after the Mitchel Report

  9. GolfLeafsGolfHa says:

    Who cares we already know either the Yankees or BoSox will take the division title, and either of them will take the Wild Card Race, baseball really needs a salary cap.

  10. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    terrible trade IMO. unless the jays a load of cash back. Troy has consistency on his side.

  11. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    those teams deserve their success because they're fans put more money into the organization.

    The NHL needs to scrap the salary cap.

  12. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    one should note that the Toronto Media is totally overexagerating everything.

    Peddie said it was a mistake to hire a rookie GM.
    Peddie said Ferguson cannot fire Maurice NOW because of the circumstances.
    Peddie said the Leafs Board will DISCUSS JFJ's future.

    The Leafs media, and everyone in the hockey world has to quit blowing this out of proportion. Peddie hired a rookie, it didn't work out, he's being fired. thats all it is.

    JFJ had all the GMing power early in his tenure. he lost it because his big year (after a few years of rebuilding the system) is a big failure.

    oh and to those non leaf fans who complain about how many leaf articles there are, take a note every time there is one written by a non leaf fan. The Leafs aren't the center of the hockey world because they have the most fans, its because they have the most enemies.

  13. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    His best traded Rask for Raycroft.

    His best signed Kubina at 5 mil per season.

    His best put together a team with no penalty killing specialists, 5 offensive defensemen, and a coach that cant control any of them.

    Hockey hasn't given people credit for their best since Peewee.

  14. hil00 says:

    SUNDIN FOR HUDLER, KINDL, 1ster, 2nder

  15. Gretzkin says:

    I wonder if Datsuk will give Mats the #13 or not?

    He should look good as a Wing.
    His career in Toronto is almost as wasted as Kolzig's in Washington.
  16. leafy says:

    Yea I'm a big Glaus fan too, always have been.

    The key with Rolen is his health.  When healthy, he hits for power and average, and is amazing defensively.  But his HEALTH…..

  17. jody200411 says:

    MAN this site is getting soooo pathetic..

    These articles are all the same. Why dont HTR just have a saved file under Leafs News. Whenever someone posts anything related to the Leafs, the same article will always get posted. The article doesnt have to be very long. It will be like this:

    "Leafs Sundin JFJ Maurice Peddie Fire Trade Rebuild Stinks Stamkos"

    These 10 words sum up EVERY Leaf article here the past 2 months

  18. ferron says:

      Sundin for Chipchura, Valentenko and 1st rounder

  19. prohockey_11 says:

    Just Fire JFJ, he no good for us now, and get  Scotty Bowman to be a maple leafs GM and also Fire the head coach and get a new coach who better then Paul … maybe how about Pat

  20. NHLSlayer says:

    You forgot Ovechkin and Lecavalier…

    oh wait…That's Montreal.

  21. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    theres no way the leafs trade sundin to the habs, let alone foe a couple future 3rd liners.

  22. Duecey says:

    Sundin for Hudler, Kindl, 1st, and 2nd? What were you smoking when you wrote that? Leafs are not going to get young studs like Hudler and Kindl at least not from teams that have brains. The chipchura trade is more likely, but I doubt they will trade to a conference rival.

  23. jarcpitre says:

    I agree with you totally. I would even try Pat Quinn as GM and Pat as the coach.

  24. GolfLeafsGolfHa says:

    great post blue and white, to bad whatever you do post I care about 0% due to the fact you think you know it all, but your team sucks, so have fun.

  25. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    i like your post.

    "you're right, but I'd rather be wrong than agree with you"

    your name says it all.

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