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How We Can Learn From Forrest Gump

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Did you ever see the movie Castaway? Ya know, the one where Tom Hanks is the guy from FedEx who gets stranded on an island for 5 or so years with only a volleyball to talk to? At the end there is a good scene of Hanks talking to his old friend about how he had no control over his life on the island; how he wanted to kill himself; but then realized that was an incredibly stupid thing to do because he had no control over the situation. He accepted his fate of being stuck on that island forever and so kept on chugging along. But then one day that fate was turned on its head because a busted Port-o-Potty washed up on shore giving him the sail he needed to head out to see.

The Leafs suck right now. They are just godawful. Their forwards as a whole are the worst in the league without question. This is a result of unrealistic expectations; the mislabeling of talent; and the unfortunate circumstance of having bare cupboards. But all hope should not be lost because who knows what tomorrow will bring. I'm hoping it brings a 1st line center and a Tomas Kaberle trade; but that's just me.

If there was one thing the tide could bring the Leafs to make them unsuck, what would you like that to be?

Your links after the jump

The Television Deal that Wasn't

The newest Bloge Salming delves into a NHL TV deal gone wrong

If you don't like it, then make a new first line

BCP thinks Wilson shoul quit complaining and change the things he doesn't like

Rumors of a potential trading partnet in Anaheim and Bettman in MLB

It worked out well before, why not again?

The agenda for the GM's meeting

How are these spies that DGB employs?

Lightning strike down the Leafs

What do you know, Stamkos did strike twice

Game 14 in 10

11 - Now Wilson doesn't have the defense of coaching a .500 team

Tampa too much for Toronto to handle

Good section about unrealistic expectations

Scoring changes for game 14

Slava Duris does the work so you don't have to

Bob Nevin scored big goals

VLM knows the Leafs could use such a guy

"We didn't compete."

JSG and why the Leafs lost

Wade Belak now owns the longest goalless streak in the NHL

Morning Additions

mf37 can think of two possible reasons for the Leafs struggles

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