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Well, he's a thoroughbred, and maybe your wife doesn't recognize that, but then again, I can't bake...

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Well, he's a thoroughbred, and maybe your wife doesn't recognize that, but then again, I can't bake bread all that well. We all have different skills.

Turns out that Bob Gainey is kind of a jerk. Who knew? Besides firing two coaches for not playing the golden goaltender of the moment (Theodore and Price) he hates hearing that women have opinions on sports. Keep 'em in the kitchen eh Bob?

Initially, the thought of leaving Toronto was very difficult, but it’s nicer in a lot of ways to p...

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Initially, the thought of leaving Toronto was very difficult, but it’s nicer in a lot of ways to play hockey in a different market. When you’re at the rink, you concentrate fully on your job, but there’s an opportunity to get away from the game when you leave. In Toronto, you’re consumed by the game every minute of the day. That definitely takes a toll on players.

From that same great Working Class Howard article. Looks like Burke will have to do a better job of finding professionals as opposed to fanboys. I guess it was too much to ask to work your butt off to do all that you could to avoid injury after injury (granted, some were just bad luck). If it's such a distraction playing in a city that cares about hockey then maybe that's a problem with your discipline.

Yeah, you look over there and [St. Louis] has three former first-round Leafs and they made the...

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Yeah, you look over there and [St. Louis] has three former first-round Leafs and they made the playoffs. Mats and I are over here and we made the playoffs as well. So, it’s kind of funny that they keep letting guys go all the time. There might be too many [off-ice] demands… it’s not as team-focused there. It seems the Leafs are always thinking about individuals, but when you go to a new club, it just cares about what you’re doing for the team and not about things like statistics. It’s a bit of a change and the big difference here is that we have such strong talent through the roster. That it makes it easier for me and Mats. It wasn’t like that in Toronto.

Working Class Howard has pulled some great quotations from our dear old friend Fats Wellfed. I love that the smug little jerk tries to pretend that he had anything to do with the Canucks' success. 5-4-9 since January 1, 2009 isn't the stuff of legends. Your replacement, Mikhail Grabovski, put up 8-17-25. We really miss you! I would thank him for giving us yet more proof that the locker room had become a poisoned atmosphere to the point that all Fats and Mats and the rest of the crew could think about was themselves. When you ask why Kaberle and more of those guys have to/had to go this is a prime example. The leadership clearly wasn't there if they didn't think it was important enough to ensure focus if they couldn't be bothered to ensure that the scrubs had their head in the game. Oh, and the reason the Leafs stunk last year? Because of you and McCabe and Raycroft. With the most games played by rookies in the league the Leafs fell 4 points short of your total last year Fats.
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