Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/15/05 at 10:03 AM ET
This is John Ferguson's first real training camp in charge of the Maple Leafs and we suggest a change in title is in order. Rather than refer to him as general manager he should be called micro-manager. There are, at camp, rules for this, rules for that and sign, sign, everywhere a sign: Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign? Pat Quinn was and is a control freak when it comes to the environment of his hockey team. Ferguson is all that and a bucket of pucks. This is supposed to be the new user-friendly National Hockey League. That was the sell, remember. The great new partnership. And now, that we're all back in business together -- players, management, media (quick now, a group hug) -- the goal was to grow this great game of ours in the best interest of revenue, salaries, and circulation. Isn't that what Tie Domi told us? We're all in this together. Only some of us are more in there than others. And in this bold new world, there is never anything quite bold about how the Maple Leafs operate. Maybe they haven't read the league memos or typically, because they're the Maple Leafs, maybe they just choose to ignore them.
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