Tuesday, January 22, 2008

JFJ Fired

The Sensible is Confirmed

At last, the Toronto Maple Leafs have fired John Ferguson Jr. this morning.

This decision was long overdue. Considering how poorly the Leafs have performed under Ferguson, it's a wonder he kept his job as long as he did. And while Ferguson failed as the Leafs GM, I don't think he's a bad person or an unintelligent hockey executive. I think the culture of the Leafs, the one Ferguson stepped into, is not one designed for success.

The talk at the press conference from Richard Peddie, the President of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment, suggests that culture is changing. For the next GM to have a chance in this city, then I hope all the 'right things' said today do come true.


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