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GameThread for Toronto Maple Leafs at St. Louis Blues, Jan 17, 2015

The Toronto Maple Leafs have hit the point of their season where they might need to consider tearing themselves down on purpose.

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Always excellent James Mirtle published a post yesterday on the Globe and Mail in which he extolls the virtues of the Maple Leafs realizing that maybe they need to embrace the rebuild instead of pretending that things'll just turn around.

The Leafs seem to put up a door frame every year before sitting back and saying "it might turn into a house."

Then it falls over sometime between January and March and the process starts anew.

Ouch. And yet, that's the most accurate description of the Leafs I've read. They begin the year with one hell of a promising door frame, and then at the end of the season they have a smoldering pile of rubble that's never rebuilt quite right because they didn't just go on and clear it all out before trying again. They put another doorframe up right on top of that pile and repeat the process.

This is your gameday thread. Comment like you still love Roman Polak because, come on, I know that you do.

Let's do this. Let's go Blues.