The whole story

I said the best thing for the leafs is some consistency, and now they have that.

Now that the weekend has rolled over, lets look at the entire story.This story includes sources from the Fan 590, Sun Media, and The Star.

About 4-5 years ago, Richard Peddie(Team President) hired a GM by the name of John Ferguson. While in the old NHL, playing with primarily Quinn’s players, the Leafs were a successful team.

However, after one year in the new NHL, the team was in trouble. Ferguson fired Quinn, brought in Maurice, and bought out Tie Domi. Two moves that Larry Tanembaum(Part Owner) did not like.

Things looked up for the Leafs for the 06-07 season. However, after the year was done it was clear JFJ had made one bad move after another. Peddie decides that Ferguson deserves one more season at the helm, while others disagree.

24 games in, The Leafs are tied for both fewest wins, and most games played.

Here’s where it gets interesting:

Approx. 1 week before phoenix game:

Reports say JFJ tried to have Paul Maurice Fired, however Peddie did not allow it.

http://www.torontosun.com/Sports/Columnists/Simmons_Steve/2007/11/27/4688620-sun.html

A Day after the game:

Howard Berger reports Tanembaum and Peddie fighting about Leafs Future. Tanembaum wanting Immediate Change.

http://blog.rogersradiointernet.com/nothingbutleafs/

Ferguson says he wont Make any Changes.

http://www.thestar.com/NHL/MapleLeafs/article/279672

Messier, Francis, Yserman, Healey rumored new GM’s

http://www.torontosun.com/Sports/Hockey/2007/11/27/4688493-sun.html

Peddie says Hiring JFJ was a Mistake.

http://www.torontosun.com/Sports/Hockey/2007/11/27/4688490-sun.html

Maurice wants the weight on his Shoulders

http://www.torontosun.com/Sports/Columnists/Zeisberger_Mike/2007/11/27/4688619-sun.html

Its an interesting perplexion. So some Owners (Namely Tanembaum) are saying hiring Peddie was bad, Peddie says hiring JFJ was bad, and JFJ saying hiring maurice was bad.

So, it would be easy for Maurice to blame the players, who clearly aren’t listening to him. But he goes out and defends his players.

Well, at least one person in this organization has class.


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