This is a poetic waxing back to an era when a team was a team... all the way through the organization. The late Pat Burns, one of my favourite coaches of all time, was eventually chased out of Leaf Nation... as things tend to go. But while he was here... the 92-93 and 93-94 Leafs were ... forgettaboutit. Pat Burns was famously remembered for going after Barry Melrose between the benches in the 92-93 playoff series vs LA Kings. But that mentality didn't just emerge in that incident. It was part of his entire tenure in Toronto, before and after. Here's a great clip of what a team does when someone they care about was targeted. A hit on Gilmour. A response by the entire freakin' team. And at the 1:13 mark of the video... watch Burns. The current $oft $quad. The current, "I don't buy physicality GM." The current "all about me" Coach... friggin' learn from the past and conduct yourselves with the honour that is being a Leaf. F' me. I need a beer.