This was a great opinion piece. but like all opinion pieces they fail to rationally look at an event. This came across as a perfect depiction of what the toronto sports fan is (as created by it`s media). A fan base with a false sense of entitlement. Leaf fans believe year in and out that they are big players in free agency. That all the big names would be crazy not to want to be in this city. This is best displayed when Onrait expressed his disappointment in not having a 77 year old Bobby Cox come out of retirement to take the Managers position with the Jays.
With all the negativity surrounding this hiring, I have yet to hear of a candidate that would have been a better hire. The start fresh perspective is understandable but Gibbons took a team full of rags and idiots to 2nd place in the East (the best the jays have done since 93). The team`s ERA was always top 10 under his control (has yet to find that consistency since). Players loved playing for him (hillebrand even admitted to this) and he was well liked by many in the organization....the man is entitled to his opinion and it was a good read though.
12 Team Keeper (1 per position). Start two per forward position, 3 D, 1 Goalie, 1 Util
G=1.5, A=1, PPP/SHP=0.5, W=2, SO=3
RW-Ryan (lw), Purcell (lw), Parenteau, Iginla
D-Karlsson, Streit, OEL, Burns, Salo
Rookie- Galchenyuk, Granlund