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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?
Well don’t get me wrong when I say that Sid the Kid isn’t unreal or Alex The Great shouldnt be the front runners for the Calder. But theres 2 really unreal rookies who should be infront of them.
Since everyone is getting there stab at how they believe they can make the Leafs better, I think it’s my turn to add my little two cents.
According to sportsnet.ca the Sanjose Sharks and goaltender Evgeni Nabokov has reportedly agreed to a 4-year, $21.5 million US contract Saturday. The deal will pay the star goaltender about $5.375 million a year.
All you guys have posted articles as to how you’d build the Leafs, and I’ve often been told I’m the craziest far out Leafs fan, so I’m going to give it a shot.
Alot of people are saying what has to be done soooo, heres what i think.
1) Dont take Belfours contract let him go and save some money, play telqvist as a starter and bring up aubin as back up, mabye not have a proven goalie but saving the money could get you a d man to help him out because his playing half the game alone back there anyway right now. Drop Rancine and bring up pogge and a veteran goalie, would be nice to get a guy like Sean Burke if not someone with his style, that would help pogge hopefully develop into a star.
This can only be good news for us leaf fans who want to rebuild. After last nights game in Washington the leafs have lost their third veteran defencmen to an injury. After trying to skate backwards in the 1st period on the pathetic Washington ice, defencemen Ken Klee twisted his ankle.
The biggest problem in Leaf land is not an lack of talent (it is argueable that the Leafs have as many prospects in their system as any other team), it is Quinn’s “loyalty to a fault” to certain players on the Leaf roster, and his refusal to make the tough decisions on behalf of the players.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – Through 22 seasons and more than 1,800 NHL games, Scott Stevens stuck to the same simple recipe for success.
Who do players owe it to? Should they be forced into representing their country at the upcoming Olympics? Or should they have the choice of declining on playing at the Olympics.
I know it’s been a topic before but, I’m sorry I have to bring it up again. Some people don’t even think about this as even being a subject but, we need to discuss it.
I want to know what the NHL fans think.
Should players be allowed or should they NOT be allowed to play for the Olympics?
My take on it… NHL players should not be in the Olympics at all… here’s my reasoning.
The leafs havent 1 atleast 1 cup in 30 years how horrible is that well during the offseason they better be working. The leafs have much problems like maybe goaltending and even defence. In the future we will have excellent goaltending becuase were gonna have Pogge, Rask, and Racine in our hands. The leafs should do better.
Looking at the Eastern Conference teams is a gaze down a muddy and dark road. It is difficult to sort out the good from the bad and I have a feeling divisional play will determine the winners and losers. So many teams in the East are involved in trade rumors that it should be mentioned, a big trade could change everything.
Which Team has the best scouting staff.
The criteria, the most active players in the NHL drafted by a specific team. Regardless of where they play now.
Who is going to be intreasted in Nolan? His agent claims he is going to be ready to make a comback soon.
Anaheim Ducks defenceman Scott Niedermayer has a major decision over the next week to make. Niedermayer has been dealing with a minor knee injury that minor surgery and a couple of weeks rest will take care of. The injury does need to be addressed, the problem is when should he address it?
according to tsn.ca…
A source close to the Florida Panthers front office told the Palm Beach Post that the team has made captain Olli Jokinen a four-year, $16 million offer and are waiting for a response.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have not won a cup in 30
years, and at this rate it could be another 30 before it happens again! The Leafs have a number
of problems they need to address in order to fix this
team for the long term, the Leafs could go for a cup
in 2-3 years if they do all of these things:
Turin is only a couple weeks away, and I’ve got some predictions that many of you will believe is crazy, so I figure, I’ll do what I did in the playoffs and make my predictions, and prove you all wrong, while I didn’t play the HTR playoff game thing, if I remember correctly the only series I called wrong was Philly-Tampa, and I believed Philly would beat Tampa and win the cup. One series off, eh not bad…
So much for the rumoured demise of president-general manager Doug MacLean in Columbus.