Yesterday’s housecleaning was “just the beginning” for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
That was the word today from club president Brendan Shanahan, the day after GM Dave Nonis, coach Peter Horachek, and others were fired.
In other words, don’t be surprised if some big-name players are headed out of town this summer, including possibly captain Dion Phaneuf and/or star winger Phil Kessel.
“They know it, we know it, everyone in here knows it, the job didn’t get done,” Shanahan said when asked about his “leadership group,” and whether he expected to make changes to it.
“They also understand that yesterday was just the beginning, that there will be some changes.”
Shanahan later added: “I don’t think what [the fans] can understand is [players] that go out and give half efforts, and that don’t appear to enjoy playing here. You have to give the effort and at least show a happiness in being a Toronto Maple Leaf, and an enthusiasm