This is the time a year when calculations start. Pundits are calculating when the Leafs will be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. They fooled some folks along the way this year by winning some games, but now they’re back to true form. In a time honoured Leaf tradition, they’ve trashed the coach. There. That’s better. The team still isn’t going to make the playoffs but it feels a bit better firing someone. In the NHL, it seems only the really really bad teams don’t make the playoffs. There’s lots of room for the good teams and the mediocre ones. You have to hand it to the Leafs though. They’re managed to stretch a rebuilding program for half a century. Well done.