The drama that played out publicly made for must-see theatre and if that’s all you knew about what had transpired between the Canucks and Maple Leafs, you’d think: “Damn, this is quite a yarn.” There was Roberto Luongo, the tortured leading man bemoaning his wealth and willing to trade it all in for a fresh start. There was Mike Gillis, the frustrated executive trying to balance the needs of his team against the needs of his former star. Across the continent there was intrigue involving the shadowy figure of Miikka Kiprusoff.