A better , Possible Future For The Leafs

Ok I’m no expert but the leafs need to make a few changes, not only changes but changes that make sence. Here are a few things that the leafs should do which are actually possible.


First they need to look at their goaltending, Aubin played well but is he ready to start? Noone knows. The one thing people should have realized by now is that Michael Tellqvist is not the answer. I’ve watched him in the AHL from the beginning and the answer is… he isn’t the next big leafs goalie. The poor guy never will be. The way he played last season was at best ok until the montreal series where he played the way he always played but people only just realised then, that he wasn’t the answer. With the trade for Raycroft and with hopefully bringing Aubin back on board they should have solid, and fairly cheap goaltending. Let Tellqvist walk.


Okay Bryan Mccabe is a great scorer, but he is a defencemen. Now I’ll admit he has done better last season and was even selected to the Olympic team, but is it worth it to sign a great offensive defencemen who is shaky defensively(at best) instead of going after some bigger names or possible going and getting two average to good defencemen. if the leafs can sign Mccabe they should have a Blue line thats looks like this : Mccabe,Kaberle,?(insert mid level defencemen signing),Colliacovo, and the last two spots up for grabs (Wosniewski, White, Harrison, Steffan K). If they can’t sign mccabe they can get two good defencemen off the free agents list and with all the young guys waiting for their shot , they should let them have it. This team isn’t detroit, they should easily let their young guys have a go. Their not gonna win the cup next year they might as well build for the future.


Okay first Antropow needs to go , he takes up space in the line up and I don’t think he will ever pan out. Or they need to treat him like a 3rd line forward and not as some crazy future star. The leafs probly only need one or two signing up front maybe a Pisani, a Peca or somebody. With trades like Havlat who knows?

They really need to give Pohl, Wellwood, Steen, Williams the time they deserve. Suglobov is a maybe in my opinion he played ok in his games up but nothing outstanding or remarkable except he gives up the puck in the neutral zone a lot, but he is a young guy so he has time. They need to start a youth movement if this toronto team wants to survive. With a couple of free agent signings the leafs could be back in business.

6 Responses to A better , Possible Future For The Leafs

  1. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    1st off DON”T let telly walk, teams that have 2 starting goalies usually do well by rotating them when one is hot. Especially with the marlies right in toronto(and training in the same practise arena a year from now!), placing telly or aubin or raycroft on the marlies will be easy. The tender that plays the worst after a month is traded.

    or even keep all 3 for the entire season, no matter how you look at it Telly will come in handy.

    I agree that McCabe is a pylon on defence, and takes too many penalty minutes, but with respect to poti, we have about6 rookie d-men that would fit in as 4-5 d-men, we need a 1-2 d-man.

    i think keeping antropov will be worth it.

  2. LeafsLegacy says:

    Antropov is showing improvement, next season ill bet money he will have over 20 goals 😉

  3. lukeleim says:

    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Mats Sundin – Nik Antropov (RFA)

    Chad Kilger – Kyle Wellwood (RFA) – Darcy Tucker

    Alexander Steen – Matt Stajan (RFA) – Jeff O’Neill

    Robbie Earl – Jeremy Williams – Aleksander Suglobov


    Nikolai Kulemin – Jiri Tlusty – Ben Ondrus

    Tomas Kaberle – Carlo Colaiacovo (RFA)

    Staffan Kronwall – Ian White (RFA)

    Wade Belak – Jay Harrison (RFA)


    Brendan Bell (RFA) – Phil Oreskovic

    Andrew Raycroft

    Jean-Sebastien Aubin


    Mikael Tellqvist

    J.F Racine

    Justin Pogge

    Todd Ford

    There is still quiet a few holes for the Leafs to fill. Toronto Still needs at least one capable centerman and Right winger up front and 3 solid defenders. Alyn McCauley and Jamie Langenbrunner? Aaron Ward, Jay McKee and Frantisek Kaberle?

    The lineup with these possible and realistic signings.

    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Mats Sundin – Jamie Langenbrunner

    Chad Kilger – Kyle Wellwood – Darcy Tucker

    Alexander Steen – Matt Stajan – Jeff O’Neill

    Robbie Earl/Nikolai Kulemin – Alyn McCauley – Aleksander Suglobov


    Jiri Tlusty – Ben Ondrus

    Tomas Kaberle – Carlo Colaiacovo

    Frantisek Kaberle – Jay McKee

    Aaron Ward – Ian White


    Wade Belak – Jay Harrison

    Staffan Kronwall – Brendan Bell

    Phil Oreskovic

    Andrew Raycroft

    Jean-Sebastien Aubin


    J.F Racine

    Justin Pogge

    Todd Ford

    This roster would leave out Nik Antropov, Karel Pilar (who is probably going to make his return)

    Mikael Tellqvist. These players could probably fetch some decent young prospects.

  4. Aetherial says:

    Tlusty will be at least 2 years before you see him on the Leafs.

  5. Toonces99 says:


  6. LeafsFan90 says:

    I agree those are some moves that the leafs need to make , but in response to the other comments “Telly” needs to go, you need a one two team which will be Raycroft, Aubin, you dont need three and even if on eof the above get injured Tellqvist showed he does’nt have the goods, he was drafted too high move on, the leafs have already passed on a few goalies that maybe could have moved up , I know I’ve wtched the AHL games. Nathan Dempsey(D) could be on the leafs easy , same with Don Maclean(F) but they wasted them.

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