The Leaf Way
Toronto Star columnist Damien Cox has been covering the Maple Leafs for nearly 20 years, and he imparts some of that experience today in a piece that sifts through the club's bumbing histoy:
Speculation, meanwhile, is that parts of the Leaf ownership group are less than enamoured with Tanenbaum's chairmanship, and may move to have him replaced in that role.Now, Cox is as vocal a critic of the Leafs as there is, and for that he is often derided by Leaf fans as being far too biased. That said, given the various Leaf happenings we've seen over the years, I'm inclined to believe Cox's portrayal of the team's backroom workings.
In all, it's as big of a tangled web of intrigue now as it was during the days of Smythe-Bassett-Ballard, or when Fletcher was fighting Stavro, or when Dryden and Smith were trying to get each other fired.
It's the Leaf way.