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Not So Great Expectations?

Uh oh, his tie's done up.
Uh oh, his tie's done up.

Toronto Maple Leafs Annual 2012-13 Annual: The Burden of Expectation - Cam Charron at NHL Numbers

What do you do in the offseason when your team has a single scoring line, a single capable centreman, a single quality defenceman, and two question marks in goal? As it turns out, the answer is nothing. Pay lip service to the problems the team faces and blame the economic reality of the NHL.

As it goes, the Maple Leafs have been behaving like a streetcar. Brian Burke opened his tenure with the team making a variety of bold moves. He shipped three picks to Boston for Phil Kessel. He dealt for Dion Phaneuf. He began a foray into the NCAA ranks to find undrafted talent. Then he sat on his hands, with every move he makes so carefully scrutinized by so many uninformed personalities in the world's most NHL-crazed city.

Head on over for the whole article. Links after the jump.

Leafs Links

The Scr-Interview Parts 1 and 2

Steve Dangle talks with the leafs goalie.

Ranger Return from Hiatus

And why not, it's not like he killed anyone.

So What Happened to Paul Ranger?

That's a lot of injuries.

What to Expect From Jay McClement

Defense, hopefully.

Toronto Maple Leafs' Seven Best Tough Guys

That's a whole lot of truculence.

Ernie Dickens

Today's TML Legend

Other Links

Braving the Beer League - Forward Momentum

J. Evans chronicles his venture into learning hockey as an adult.

NHL JerseyWatch 2012

Icethetics keeps you up to date on all things sweaters.

What NHL Negotiators Can Learn From the NBA and NFL Lockouts

Pierre Gauthier needs another job.

Micheal Neuvirth Said Some Very Interesting Things He Probably Shouldn't Have

Kind of sounds like a dick.