A realistic champion in the making!
This season looks to be a loss for the leafs. Its no secret that under the new rules and salary cap, this season they simply cannot compete with they’re division rivals. this offseason looks to be pretty deep with freeagents…they’re going to be harder to land now that the leafs can’t out spend their opponents but with a good GM with a solid plan…who wouldn’t wanna play in a hockey megacity like toronto? for the rest of the season the leafs have gotta give tellqvist a fair share of starts as next year he should be taking over as a starter…let belfour finish the year here and don’t pick up the final year of his contract that’ll put over 4million in your pocket for the summer. guys like antropov, belak, klee, berg and khavanov are big bums that are taking playing time away from the young guys that have spent years and years on the rock and with the marlies. don’t expect to get much in return for them if anything…look for 5th and 6ths rounders in return and jump at the chance to make that move, if not then DO NOT re-sign them…this will open up more roster spots for the kids next year. now for sundin. after 8 years of leading our leafs he’s never seen teh third round of the playoffs…why should trade talk be such a surprise? if the bruins can move thorton don’t tell me sundin is our savour. i’m sure he’d waive his no-trade clause to go play with his buddy naslaud wiht maybe deal looking like this
To Vancouver: C Mats Sundin
To Toronto: LW Todd Bertuzzi, D Bryan Allen
Bertuzzi’s had some rough times but is capable of being a great player, with the C movign to the chest of Bryan McCabe, who seems like he’d get along well with bertuzzi i don’t see a problem with that trade…anyways if you take a look at the offseason free agents you can take your pick at the rest of the roster fillers but heres how i’d fill out the lines:
Extras: Wellwood, Kronwall, Wozniewski, O’neill, Wilm
Free Agent Signings: McGratton(ottawa), Jovanovski(vancouver), McCauley(San Jose), Bell(chicago)
It could happen…just gotta have to people to do it…let me know what you think