Every year since 1968, Leafs fans have hoped the new season will
be the one to break the Stanley Cup drought. Sadly, those hopes are
usually dashed mid-season. In the biggest hockey market in North
America, with such a huge and loyal fan base, how has the team
missed it for so long?
Al Strachan has been covering the NHL for decades and has the
behind-thescenes access to know what''s gone wrong and why.
spanning 40 years of fascinating Leafs personalities and stories,
. how the downfall started and Harold Ballard perpetuated
. why fans were ill-served in the battle for club ownership after
. the first and second Cliff Fletcher years
. the ineptitude of Ken Dryden, Mike Smith and Pat Quinn
. how other teams, such as Detroit, have had success and how Leafs
management can thrive in the salary-cap era
. why Brian Burke may not be the saviour Leafs fans are hoping for
and-most important-what can be done to make the Leafs suck less
For fans who love the Leafs (and those who love to hate them),
Why the Leafs Suck is a revealing and sometimes shocking
inside look at professional hockey.