The Maple Leafs say sorry. An unequivocal apology — the likes of which have not been seen by the powers that be in Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment — will be published in Tuesday’s editions of the Toronto Star as well as other daily newspapers. “The Toronto Maple Leafs are a public trust with the greatest fans in the world,” reads the letter signed by Larry Tanenbaum, MLSE’s chairman and a minority shareholder. “We have fallen short of everyone’s expectations, and for that we are sorry. We take full responsibility for how this team performs on the ice, and we make no excuses.” The letter does not name GM Brian Burke, who took over the team in 2008 and whose rebuilding plan has fallen short. But it appears to back his leadership. “Ownership believes in the plan for the Maple Leafs,” the letter reads. “All of the resources at our disposal will be used to make sure that the entire organization is focused on making the Leafs a successful playoff team.” More... What's the difference between the Toronto Maple Leafs and a triangle? Triangle has three points. What do the Maple Leafs and the Titanic have in common? They both look good until they hit the ice! What’s the difference between the Leaf's Air Canada Centre and a red light district? In a red light district, you pay $200 and somebody scores. Why are the Maple Leafs owned by teachers? Because they both take summers off and are demoralized the remainder of the year.