Why does Dave Feschuk hate Dion Phaneuf? Is it really just that he's a bad quote?
If that 2.86% holds true for the Leafs should they make the playoffs, then the futures market gave Toronto a 58% chance of making the playoffs prior to the season and are still giving the Leafs a 28% chance of making the playoffs. (This implies that the Leafs are a .523 team, which is an overestimate.) This isn't a perfect futures market, and the people who set the lines hedge a bit so that they'll make money even if any unlikely outcome occurs (this hedge is known as the 'vig'.) If I remove the vig (as Tango suggests in the comments below), I get 39% and 17%, respectively. Are these gamblers nuts?! Didn't we just hear that the Leafs have a 1.7% chance of making the playoffs?
An interview with Dave Feschuk and Michael Grange about their book Leafs AbomiNation, covering the Maple Leafs, and whether the Leafs will ever have the owner they deserve.
An in-depth analysis of the themes of the first chapter of Leafs Abomination that should have been covered: First up - building the prototypical Maple Leafs team.
The fourth excerpt from Leafs AbomiNation the book that seeks to see if it can actually lead to an armed insurrection against the Toronto Media.
The third excerpt from Leafs AbomiNation the book that seeks to see if it can actually lead to an armed insurrection against the Toronto Media.