A Factual Case for Rebuilding the LEAFS

If Toronto kept their draft picks –

Defense Core:

Scott Niedermayer

Tomas Kaberle

Darius Kaspiritis

Luke Richardson

Drake Berehowsky

Maxim Kondratiev


Kenny Jonnson

Karel Pilar

Yannick Tremblay

John Jakopin


Mike Cammalleri (C) (point per game)

Jarkko Immonen (C) (point per game)

Alyn McCauley (C/RW) (2 way)

Brad Boyes (C/RW) (2 way)

Yannick Perrault

Kyle Wellwood

Matt Stajan

Alexander Steen


Pavol Demitra

Vaclad Prospal

Fredrik Modin

Mark Bell

Johnathon Hedstrom

Scott Thornton

Brad Isbister

Adam Mair

Shawn Thornton

Darcy Tucker or Mike Johnson


Roberto Luongo

Felix Potvin

Michael Tellquist

Jean Marc Pelletier

Mark Stuart (D) #2 or #3 D of tomorrow.

Kris Chucko (RW) (30 goal sniper +)

Michael Sauer (D) #4 or #5 D

Kyle Wharton (D) Small stature- #3 or #4 D

You get the point.

This took about 8 hours to find all the info for. lol.

15 Responses to A Factual Case for Rebuilding the LEAFS

  1. goose says:


  2. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I made a list of the all-star players the Leafs could’ve had if they drafted right, and then one for the Sens…

    Believe me, no team drafts properly, there will always be the coulda woulda shoulda.

    Next year the Pens will have four top 2 pick. Malkin, Fleury, Crosby, and one of Erik Johnson, Phil Kessel, and Jonathon Toews

  3. 92-93 says:

    nice work. but again, it has to be qualified by the fact that the leafs didnt give up these guys for nothing, and were a cup contender/competitive over the past 6 years because of these moves.

    note: be sure to read the ENTIRE passage and pay particular attention to the ‘information-in-a-vacuum’ comment:

    “That success has come with a cost, however, with a number of draft picks surrendered in trades. Nor have top Maple Leafs’ draft picks panned out over the last two decades. The team is under new leadership with GM John Ferguson Jr. and drafting will be one of his big challenges. It’s breathtaking to realize that since 1987 when the team selected defenseman Luke Richardson, only one first-round draft pick, forward Nik Antropov, has made a significant contribution to the Maple Leafs. Other teams have used Toronto’s first-round pick to take players like Scott Niedermayer, Darius Kasparaitis, Roberto Luongo and Mark Bell. That’s information in a vacuum, though, because many players who have advanced the Maple Leafs’ cause have come via those traded picks.”


  4. lukeleim says:

    Kris chucko sucks man, he’s a role player at best… ever watch him play for the gophers?

  5. hackm says:

    Nope.. Apparently (the Flames?).. overrate him. That’s what they say.

  6. hackm says:

    I understand … those in my list there are just the players that WERE chosen with the draft picks that were traded. Of course, no guarantee Toronto would have chosen all the same people, but some.

  7. toronto77 says:

    shit, i never even knew that. well i guess live and learn, think twice before trading a draft pick.At the trade deadline the leafs should make a push for a 1st or 2nd rounder.

  8. koolcory77 says:

    looks like you did your research

    but 1/2 of that list is garbage (mair, thornton, etc)

  9. Ace_Bailey says:

    We traded away our draft picks to other teams and OTHER teams drafted them I presume? To me that doesnt make much sense, since Leafs management always seems to have a mind of its own when drafting.

  10. hackm says:

    How they lost Luongo —

    March 13, 1996 – The Islanders acquire Kenny Jonsson, Darby Hendrickson, Sean Haggerty and Toronto’s first pick in the 1997 Entry Draft (Roberto Luongo) from the Maple Leafs for Wendel Clark, Mathieu Schneider and D.J. Smith.

  11. Ace_Bailey says:

    If they decided to pick him that is. Lets not forget this is the team that drafted Jeff Ware, Drake Berehowsky and Luke Richardson.

  12. Ace_Bailey says:

    And also they were burned when they decided to draft Eric Fichaud.

  13. hackm says:

    How they lost Scott Niedermayer;

    To NJ: 1st rounder (Scott Niedermayer)

    To TOR: Tom Kurvers

  14. intothevoid001 says:

    i think this is crap that the NHL allows this to happen. Why would they not step in and do something if they want the league to be more competitive. one team getting consecutive first and second picks is not competitive, its a god damn travesty.

  15. intothevoid001 says:

    well find a team where half the team isn’t garbage anyway

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