TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
NHL

Maple Leafs apologize to fans for disappointing season

{eot}
The Canadian Press
4/10/2012 10:39:20 AM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs are apologizing for yet another disappointing season.

A letter to fans posted on the Leafs' website Monday asked for forgiveness after the team missed the playoffs for the seventh straight year.

"The Toronto Maple Leafs are a public trust with the greatest fans in the world," reads the letter signed by Larry Tanenbaum, chairman of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment.

"We have fallen short of everyone's expectations, and for that we are sorry. We take full responsibility for how this team performs on the ice, and we make no excuses.

"The way this year ended was unacceptable. Results are the only measure of success in sports and the results speak for themselves."

The Leafs were in sixth place in the Eastern Conference in February, but went on to win just two of their next 17 games in a collapse they couldn't recover from.

Toronto general manager Brian Burke replaced head coach Ron Wilson with Randy Carlyle in March, but the damage was done and the Leafs finished 13th in the East.

Tanenbaum's letter makes no mention of Burke's future, only saying that "ownership believes in the plan for the Maple Leafs."

Disgruntled Maple Leafs fans (Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Steve Babineau/NHLI via Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story
Vote IN the TSN KLONDIKE NHL POY SHOWDOWN!

Game 4: Bruins at Red Wings (TSN)

Tonight at 7:30pm et/4:30pm pt

Game 4: Avalanche at Wild (TSN2)

Tonight at 9:30pm et/6:30pm pt

Joined in progress on TSN after BOS-DET game


NHL on TSN Broadcast Schedule


Western Conference

(1) COL 2, (WC) MIN 1 (1) ANA 2, (WC) DAL 2
(2) STL 2, (3) CHI 2 (2) SJ 3, (3) LA 0


Eastern Conference

(1) BOS 2, (WC) DET 1 (1) PIT 2, (WC) CLB 2
(2) TAM 0, (3) MON 4 (2) NYR 2, (3) PHI 1


Playoff Schedule/Game-By-Game Breakdown

NHL on TSN Playoff Fantasy Tracker



Make Your Predictions!
Make Your Predictions!
TSN TweetBox
© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television