“They’re serious about winning,” said Jason Blake upon becoming a Maple Leaf this past summer to a five-year, $20 million contract. This was when it was serially slipping his mind that he had cancer; before the Leafs paid $8 million for a back-up goalie; before Tuesday night’s shoot-out loss to the Thrashers, the NHL’s lowliest team. An index into Toronto’s terribleness? They played a team that fired their coach last week, a team who’s goalie was out with a pulled wang, and Toronto still found ways to lose. The upside? A managerial shake-up is a-comin’.
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