He makes some decent points, which can be argued to varying levels of success (McKichan had say in the Raycroft trade and obviously failed with Rayzor, and I hate to say it Leafs fans but Pogge not playing in the playoffs for the Marl was possibly to the benefit of the rest of the team).
He comes off as fairly factual and reasonable, which is of course why he has to take a parting shot that makes no sense and showcases his flair for spouting indecipherable gibberish.
"When Leaf camp opens, it will be with a team expecting to do worse featuring a goaltender expected to do even better.Can't see how both can happen."
Oh really, Damien? Because I have two functioning eyes, and it only took me two minutes and a dozen or so mouseclicks for them to see goaltending numbers for the teams that finished worse in the standings than the Leafs last year.
Johan Holmqvist GAA: 3.01 Sv%: .890
Jason Labarbera GAA: 3.00 Sv%: .910
Kari Lehtonen GAA: 2.90 Sv%: .916
Manny Legace GAA: 2.41 Sv%: .911
New York Islanders
Rick DiPietro GAA: 2.82 Sv%: .902
Pascal Leclaire GAA: 2.25 Sv%: .919
Vesa Toskala GAA: 2.74 Sv%: .904
So we can see that of the six teams who placed below the Leafs in the standings last year, four had starters with higher save percentages than Toskala, and two of those four also had a lower GAA.
Which is why it's simply impossible for Toskala's numbers to improve if the Leafs drop in the standings.