I realize it would be tough to schedule in April-June because of the Blue Jays, but the Maple Leafs would create a monster home-ice advantage (not to mention make a fortune) for booking SkyDome for playoff games. Hell, Toronto is one of the few places where they could do it regularly for regular season games; just drop the SkyCurtain to cut it down to a slightly more intimate 30-35,000 people like they used to do for Raptors games.
Let's put this in the plainest terms possible: Darryl Strawberry has no business instructing anybody about anything. He has never done a thing in his life to warrant a position of guidance. Not on the field. Not off the field.-- David Vescey, si.com
I know all of that. Mike O'Connell himself said in the AP article "Part of it was the uncertainty of not being able to sign him," O'Connell said, adding that he did not attempt to negotiate an extension for Samsonov.