Found April 11, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
PLAYERS: Bill Daly
TEAMS: Toronto Maple Leafs
As NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly revealed the Toronto Maple Leafs residence in the #5 draft slot last night in Toronto, you could faintly hear the wheels in the GM Brian Burke’s head turning. The embattled GM was combative at times, yet apologetic in his post-mortem press conference, but appeared also to be worn down from a season that took a violently dismal turn in the last two months....

Maple Leafs offer public apology

The Toronto Maple Leafs organization issued an open letter to fans in which the team took "full responsibility" for falling "short of everyone's expectations."

Leafs apologize to fans for disappointing season

The Toronto Maple Leafs are apologizing for yet another disappointing season. A letter to fans posted on the Leafs' website Monday asks for forgiveness after the team missed the playoffs for the seventh straight year. ''The Toronto Maple Leafs are a public trust with the greatest fans in the world,'' reads the letter signed by Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple...

Toronto Maple Leafs' Apology Letter to Fans Embarrassing, As Contending Is Only Way to Atone for Failures

The Toronto Maple Leafs issued a cute, little apology letter on Monday, posting it on their website and taking out full-page ads in the city's newspapers. Sorry. Not going to cut it. As adorable as the letter is, it will likely fall on deaf ears throughout much of the community, and that's the way it should, as the letter does nothing to atone for the team's recent failures...

Maple Leafs release letter to fans apologizing for disappointing season

Since I have never been a season ticket holder for any sports team, I can’t imagine how an apology letter from the team would feel. On one hand, the team doesn’t have to say anything. The front office can just sit quietly, count the thousands of dollars you spent over the course of a season, and accept that such is life in the unpredictable world of sports. Season ticket holders...

Brian Burke has some 'splaining to do

Brian Burke fancies himself a tough guy. Yet as general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, he has gone out of his way to acquire finesse players like Phil Kessel and Tim Connolly.He placed vast faith in maddeningly inconsistent defenseman Dion Phaneuf.So his fourth year at the helm of this storied franchise was the most frustrating. Once again the Leafs missed the playoffs going...

Tambellini's Face Says It All: Oilers Win NHL Draft Lottery

NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly announced the results of the 2012 NHL Draft Lottery from five to one on Tuesday night, and for the third time in six years, the worst team in the league did not win it. The Edmonton Oilers will be the first team on the clock for the third consecutive season, after winning the lottery with the second best chances heading into the evening. Columbus...

Toronto Maple Leafs Open Letter to Fans

                  In case you missed it, the Toronto Maple Leafs took out an ad in the cities major newspapers expressing apologies towards fans for another dismal season. Check the letter below, and my wrap on it with clips from Brian Burke and Randy Carlyle from their respective press conferences.

Why I Root For The Toronto Maple Leafs

Brian Burke. It’s that simple. The man is truly awesome. And his latest interaction with the media lives up to that hype I just placed on him. “The Pittsburgh model? My ass,” Burke said when asked about Pittsburgh’s post-lockout rebuild. “They got a lottery. They won a (expletive) lottery (in 2005 for Sidney Crosby) and they got the best player in the game. Is that...
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