John Ferguson Deserves Some Thanks

Posted: 29th September 2009 by Dustin Pollack in NHL
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Ok Leaf fans donÆt exit the screen just yet, here me out first. Like most other Maple Leaf fans from about 2004-2008, I wanted to pull my hair out at almost every transaction former GM, John Ferguson Jr. made. Andrew Raycroft, Jason Allison, Jeff OÆNeill, Eric Lindros, Brian Leetch, as well as many others were players picked up by Ferguson, were basically disasters or were signs of plain bad managing. Raycroft was as good as having Carlton the Bear in between the pipes, Jason Allison was as speedy as former Toronto Raptor, Oliver Miller (if you donÆt remember Miller click here for a photo and you can picture how fast he was on the hardwood), and Brian LeetchÆs tenure in Toronto was as almost as long as Alonzo MourningÆs. Yes, I could go on ...

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