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Toronto Maple Leaf Fans – Gotta Love to Hate Them

I’m writing this article because I want everybody’s opinion on what they think about the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans.
In this article I will also talk about their current acquisitions and my thoughts on Toronto Maple Leaf fans and hockey fans in general.

Sundin considering retirement

Was Cherry right after all?

The National Post is reporting Thursday that Mats Sundin is considering retirement.

If true, this would suggest that Don Cherry was right all along.

NHL AND JAGR WAITING FOR SUNDIN

DON’T BE IN SHOCK… but you will hear it here first. The Rangers who have just traded Fedor Tyutin and Christian Backman to Columbus in exchange for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche

Could very well likely:
SIGN SUNDIN AND JAGR for 7.5 a piece.

Tyutin and Backmon alone cost 6.5 Million. The Rangers who where said to have had 10 Million remaining after signing Redden and Rozival have now freed up enough money to sign both Jarg and Sundin.

Don’t be surprised if Sundin and Jagr are line mates in 2008-2009

The Kids Are Alright

I’m hearing opinions that the Marian Hossa deadline deal in retrospect was a bad move and that the Penguins are going to struggle to make the playoffs now that Malone and Hossa, and others are elsewhere. This so called ‘ripple affect’ from losing Hossa is nonsense and let me tell you why…

Columbus and New York make a deal

Tsn.ca is reporting that the Blue Jackets have send Zherdev and Dan Fritchie to the Rangers in exchange for Fedor Tyutin and and Christian Backman.

Leafs paying the price for mediocrity

Some teams made big splashes on July 1st, while others made tweaks, and some decided to stand pat. The Maple Leafs, however, in a seven hour period summed up everything that is wrong with their organization.

Big Names being chased

Two hot rumors are making the rounds regarding very talented and highly sought after veterans. Apparently the Canucks have offered Sundin a two year contract worth a whopping 10 million per season and the Pittsburgh Penguins are in hot pursuit of veteran Jaromir Jagr.

Penguins working hard to sign Hossa

The Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Marian Hossa is one of the big targets of the Penguins.

Tampa Contacts Kolzig

Sportsnet.ca is reporting that the Lightning have made an inquiry to check on former Caps goalie Olaf Kolzig. Although nothing has been worked out in terms of a contract it is amazing how fast the Lightning are moving in an effort to rebuild their team

Lightning sign Vrbata

Tsn.ca is reporting that the Lightning have just signed Radim Vrbata to a three year 9 million dollar deal marking the official start of the free agent frenzy today.

Speculation from Sun Media

Lance Hornby of Sun Media provides a ton of free agent speculation in his morning article. One of the biggest tid bits that he discusses is the fact that the Leafs are likely to focus their attention on younger free agents in a bid to replace Mats Sundin who will be exploring options from many other teams.

Ottawa hoping to sign Brian Campbell

Bruce Garrioch of Sun Media is reporting that Brian Campbell will be in Ottawa tomorrow at his agents office and there is a great deal of speculation that the Ottawa Senators will make a big time push to land the talented defenseman.

Liles and Foote locked up in Colorado

John-Micheal Liles and Adam Foote are officially off the UFA market.

Liles signed a 4 year contract extenstion worth 16,8 millions. He will earn 4.2 millions per year.

Foote was inked to 2 years, worth 6 millions. he will earn 3 millions per year.