Leafs lose in order to win at the bank
Ellett jersey says everything," Jan. 29
To the Editor:
There is something that some of you disillusioned Leafs fans don't understand. As long as the current management is in place, there will never be a Leafs dynasty. Stavro & Co. are in the business of making money, and they are doing it well.
The Air Canada Centre (and usually half of other Canadian arenas) will be packed with die-hard Leafers, regardless of whether the Leafs are on top of the conference or 0-81-0-1. Why, then, would the owners want to waste the money needed to build a champion? It comes right out of their pockets, with no possibility for profit gain.
The management is happy exactly where they are. They know that buying into the talent needed to win a Cup or two will put them in the poor house (see the Toronto Blue Jays, circa 1992-2003).
You want the Blue & White to take home Stanley's Cup? Don' go to games, don't buy that ugly Leafs clothing and don't respect the team until it has no choice, but to create a contender.
Electrical Engineering II