I am very saddened to let all the fans of the Maple Leafs know that my offer to work with the team over a period of 2 or 3 sessions was turned down. Indeed, I was perplexed and wondered about a decision, since I had sent a very special presentation directly to the head of the organization, with approximately 6 other copies to members of management. I did not receive a response until my people finally called to inquire what was going on. I must tell all of you I was deeply disappointed in their decision. Now I think it’s time that I reveal exactly why I made this offer.
I wasn’t promising miracles, but I was making an offer that I felt very strongly about. With the money behind the organization, and it is certainly a wealthy financed team, the owners and management had the opportunity to get the very best in coaching staff, etc., so it isn’t that they have not sought out the best that they could find. But they weren’t very successful for the past 7 years, 6 years, 5 years….In fact, they’ve had 7 years to have the most effective coaching and training staff for the team. It would not take a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that something is wrong and just simply not working.
I proposed, through mental conditioning of 2 or 3 one hour plus sessions, to change the thinking apparatus and the mental plane apparatus and instill a coordinated series of thoughts and mental physical responses that would enable the team and each member to function at their peak or near peak level.
It is with great disappointment that I find the owners were simply not interested. This, in spite of the fact that countless sportswriters and broadcasters have said to me, and in some cases publicly, “Hell, when you look at the results of recent years, in bringing you in, Kreskin, what do they have to lose? Nothing.”
Let me repeat my conclusion: I believe the players on the Maple Leafs have the quality and potential of being champion winners.