In response to RichHillOntario's comment:
RHO, I don't know why but I was surprised to see the Leafs were the only team to not play in a single playoff game between lockouts. The short season could end up being a godsend for them.
dez - Often with all the usual bluster about the Leafs up here, that fact you mention is frequently overlooked. The labour situation aside the prevailing opinion in Toronto sports media entering this season seemed to be the Leafs had to make the playoffs or Brian Burke was out.
Do you think that situation still holds true especially with this shortened schedule? Could this number of games intensify any heat on him from MLSE?
RHO, I've wondered for years how Burke has kept his position so my opinion is that he should have a very small leash if the Leafs stumble out of the gate. For all I know though, they might extend him like he did for Wilson. Let's face it, even the Jackets played 4 playoff games although in Burke's defence, I've heard him state he didn't want to see the Leafs in the playoffs if they were just going to get swept. I would've fired him for that attitude. Cheers! Go Bruins!