The Truculence Begins

LeafsIn 2009 / 2010, it's all about truculence.

"We require, as a team, proper levels of pugnacity, testosterone, truculence and belligerence."
~ Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs


Tonight, at 7pm on TSN2, the truculence begins.

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I for one cannot wait.

I am realistic but i am somewhat pleased with our direction.

I have a question. Are we going to jump out to a good start in true Toronto Fashion, just to play horrible hockey right up until the 62 game mark-- when we have to win a few more just to miss the playoffs by 2 pts???

September 16, 2009 @ 6:57 PM


I'm with Ryan on this.

September 16, 2009 @ 7:03 PM


I missed Burkie when he was lost in CA.
What Sedin means is still the best rant to date.

September 16, 2009 @ 7:14 PM

Toronto Mike

I've seen a lot of truculence thus far tonight.

The forwards are truculent, the defense is truculent and the goalies are truculent.

With truculence like this, we might just finish 8th in the East.

September 16, 2009 @ 9:05 PM


Well... I just came back from the game where I was mixing the show for TV... different looking team, same results thought.

Couple of new additions did look good though.

September 16, 2009 @ 11:12 PM


This is it the Leafs will finally do something.

What that is they don't even know.

All I know is that will become more interesting. As like all true Leaf fans in the spring the only thing that will make them smile is making fun of The Canadiens.

Tabernaque, c'est temp pour manger de la poutine.

September 17, 2009 @ 12:01 AM


Leaf fans are so gullible and stupid.

September 17, 2009 @ 5:56 AM


Leaf's will suck for at least another three to four years, maybe more...

September 17, 2009 @ 8:35 AM

McNulty ( or Andrew)

The team is bad. They will start bad and they will end bad.

They will sell out every game and a tonne of people will still think they have a chance every step of the way.

Go Toronto hockey. The city that loves the medicore.

September 17, 2009 @ 8:41 AM

Toronto Mike

Firstly, I love the McNulty handle. Fantastic character from The Wire. Might be #2 on my list, after Omar. Note to self: make a list.

This team might lack some skill up front, but we'll be truculent. Nobody wants to play a truculent team. In my books, truculent is better than mediocre.

One day, we might even be good.

September 17, 2009 @ 8:45 AM

McNulty ( or Andrew)

I am tired of having any optimism about a Toronto team.

I was so optimistic at the begining of this Jays season and in the end I was disappointed.

For the Leafs I will expect nothing and if I am proven wrong then I will be more than happy to admit my error. That as Snoop said, "Is one of those good problems."

Yes, I would love to see your list.
I just lent the disks to another person. Him and his wife and chewing through them as fast as you did.

September 17, 2009 @ 10:51 AM


I know its only 1 exhibition game thus far but the problem the Leafs are going to have is scoring goals. Burke has built a solid defensive core and hopefully they finally get reliable goaltending but they don't have any scorers. Even if they get Phil Kessell, he's not the answer.

Yeah all the fights are great - if you're 12.

September 17, 2009 @ 11:55 AM


Your headline should have read...The Turbulence Begins...

The Leafs are a still a joke.

September 17, 2009 @ 11:59 AM


Love the image, Mike. Go Leafs Go!

September 18, 2009 @ 4:01 PM

Fung Chang

Two games into the season and all are ready to abandone the wagon. This is the time of the year everyone gathers the dried up Leafs and put them in the compost pile. Give your heads a shake and smell the coffee, this is Toronto we're talking about. So much for the TRUCULENCE, Komiserek has put the Leafs on penalty kill allowing Montreal and Washington to step all over them. Let Burke know, he's got to back off the PUGNACITY until they start winning games.

October 4, 2009 @ 8:36 PM

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