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Top Line: Tim Leiweke disses Toronto legends; more links

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Toronto Maple Leafs president Tim Leiweke has upset some fans with controversial decisions. (Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• Steve Buffery echoes the opinion of countless Leafs fans who think new president Tim Leiweke is disrespecting the history of hockey in Toronto when he talks about removing photos of old players from around the Air Canada Centre. Leiweke’s clearly one of those guys who thinks he has to come in with guns blazing to prove how valuable he is to his new employers. He’s clearly misjudged his market with this tone-deaf plan of action.

• The great Cathal Kelly offers offers his own take on the charismatic Leiweke after a one-on-one sitdown.

• Here’s a must-read piece by Tony Gallagher explaining how former sixth overall pick Gilbert Brule hit rock bottom and he how is fighting to resurrect his once limitless career. This is a great reminder that no matter how bright the spotlight, you never really know what’s going on once a player steps off the ice.

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  • Published On Jul 17, 2013