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After the Olympic break how are the Leafs doing, how are their players and management doing? I
have compiled a report card to show you:
Are there changes to come in Maple Leaf country?
Their very well could be in the wake of the Olympic debacle. Everyone knows that the Toronto Maple Leafs are in trouble. What else is new? But what we don’t know is what is going to happen for the future. All we can guess is that changes are looming for the LEAFS organization, maybe moreso than just the players.
It’s been a long time since I have posted an article, and I felt it was time for me to address something, as a Leaf fan, that is driving me (and who knows how many others) nuts for quite some time.
I know it’s been a hard day for Canadian hockey fans. So I would like to look forward to the 2010 games in VANCOUVER CANADA.
According to http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/sports/13922271.htm
Keith Primeau will be making his decision has to when he will annouce he will not be coming back this season. We all know Clarke gave him until the end of the Olympics.
The Leafs will make one last offer to Brian McCabe worth 5.5 million per season (4 years)
If McCabe does reject this offer, I am told he will be traded by the deadline.
First of all, dont count the Leafs out of the playoffs yet. They need to trim the fat. Ship players to playoff bound teams looking for depth. Move Allison, Berg, Belak, Khavanov, Klee, Czerkawski, all for draft picks before they go as free agents next season. Trade Antropov and Stajan to Chicago for Arnason and Bell. Bring up the youngsters on defence (they cant do any worse than the veterans). Sink or swim with this team until next season.
The canucks playoff hopes may have just been crushed today. Making a bad day worse, on the day Canada was eliminated, Ohlund got driven into the boards against the Swiss and may have broken ribs or maybe a shoulder too. Salo was also injured today, with what is suspected to be a “severly dislocated shoulder.”
Let’s be realistic the leafs are not going to win the cup, so why should they give up so much future for a player that will only get them into game 7 or round 1? Oneill, Lindros, Czerkawski are the only players on this team that if they are not playing with sundin do not fit anywhere else. Of all 3 czerkawski is the fastest, probably the only one with speed, he has the fastest slapshot of all 3 and more accurate. Lindros is the biggest and can through some pretty big hits that can change the momentum of a game. Oneill, no speed, no hard hits, and not that good along the boards, the only reason he has 15 goals is because he is playing with sundin, which is why sundin needs someone better.
There are still many players availible which I haven’t listed in my previous article. Well here they
The March 9th trade deadline is on the horizon and
who will be availible by that date? I have compiled a
list on who is availible:
The world’s best hockey players may not compete again until 2010 in Vancouver since there are no plans to hold a World Cup Of Hockey in 2008.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently seeded in
ninth place in the Eastern Conference. They are only one point behind the Montreal Canadians for the eight and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
I have compiled a list of the Leafs’ meeds and will say who is availible.
With many of us missing Nhl hockey and want the olympics to be over, heres a little something to think on. I already hit the Eastern Conference playoff teams, now its time for me to be fair and take up the west side.
Well with all the deals that are going to happen after the deadline, we have to wonder, who is going to be in the playoffs come April.
A rumor circulating according to hockeybuzz.com, and insider-rumors.blogspot.com, is saying that Chicago is offering up Tuumu Ruutu and there first round pick.
The crticisms of defencemen Bryan McCabe seem to be a bit excessive and at times unwarranted.
I am not sure if it has to do with the sweater he wears or what but there are alot of things that people do not like about McCabe.
Czech Republic star goalie Dominik Hasek is out of the Olympics with an injury that occurred minutes into his first game in Torino. Hasek originally said it was a hamstring injury. But Czech backup goalie Tomas Vokoun later said Hasek told him it was a groin injury.
Russia heads to Turin hoping to build off of their Bronze medal performance in Salt Lake City in 2002. The Russians have a fair bit of experience coming into this tournament, including eleven returning players from their Bronze medal squad. That being said there are some questions heading into this tournament. Many of them centre around whether or not the more experience Russian players will be apt to the challenges of the larger ice surface.