If you are a hockey fan, you already know the Toronto Maple Leafs are well…bad. The team has not made the playoffs since the 2005-2006 season (the post lockout season), and have finished no better than 3rd in the Northeast division since then. They have churned through three coaches in that time as well as 3 GMs, and have made what could be called questionable trades (Dion Phaneuf, for example). They have now done something that can only be described as mind boggling. The chairman of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment released a public apology in an open letter that was printed in today’s Toronto Sun (among other media outlets). It states that they are very, very sorry for losing the last few years, are 100% committed to the Leafs & “believes in the plan for the Toronto Maple Leafs”. Seems to me there is a very large heating source underneath the chair of Brian Burke. If you are interested, the full letter is after the jump.