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Some time ago (April 1st, 2009), Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke issued a statement that missing the playoffs in a "hockey mad" city, was like being kicked in the groin. At the time, no Burke led team had failed to make the playoffs for seven years. He did go on to say the Leafs can and will spend to the cap and will be looking to get back into the playoffs as soon as next season. That was 10 months ago. To date, the new Leafs GM has acquired Phil Kessel, a handful of talented young prospects, including Nazem Kadri and Tyler Bozak, and a potential superstar goal tender who goes by the name Jonas "The Monster" Gustavsson. The Leafs, currently sit just five points back of the New York Rangers for eighth place in the Eastern Conference . With just one more game to play before the offici ...

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