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Recipe for Leaf Success in the Burke Era

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Building a great franchise is difficult to do. In recent history the two great franchises that come to mind, when I think of continuing success over a sustained period of time,would be Detroit, and New Jersey. What makes them stand out is their continual ability to field teams that are competitive year in and year out—and as we all know they have both won their share of Cups.

The Leafs could, and more than that, should be one of those great franchises. The fans are knowledgeable and devoted, the building sold out every night, and the ancillary revenues from TV and Leaf souvenirs are enormous. But somehow this greatness has more than eluded the Leafs.

The Leafs over the last 40 odd years have mana...

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