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Once again the All-Star game will be filled with questionable players that don’t deserve to be there, or rather, other players deserve to be there over them.
In the East I’m talking specifically about Marian Hossa, Scott Gomez and Eric Staal. Nothing about their play or numbers has been superior to Mats Sundin or Evgeni Malkin, who are tied for 13th in points in the League (and 9th in the East) and have superior +/-. Stats-wise, the top 8 in the East made it in, and then Sundin and Malkin got snubbed.
Now with the injury to Heatley, who do you think will, and should, get his replacement spot?
Apparently the Toronto Maple Leafs feel bringing an old face in can possibly help the team out of its latest flunk, and you can also add the New York Rangers as well to the list of teams interested in Curtis Joseph.
So half way through the seasons I’m sure many of you have hockey pools and probably have a few players not performing like last season. Here are some players that have just flopped/not performed this season.
In this article I will give a possible solution of how to turn the Leafs around, so that they are not forever a mediocre team.
This was reported by Eklund from hockeybuzz.com, so take it for what it is. The article stated that the Leafs have cancelled the team photo which was scheduled for this afternoon. I am one to jump the gun, so I’m going to say that there are changes coming in Leaf Land, if not now, then in the near future. What are your thoughts on the cancellation?
So who really is running things in Leafland like I’ve stated before, Peddie, or JFJ. John Ferguson still has a job. But he has no real power left.
Does Paul Maurice even remember what he even said before the season started? Well, if you don’t, here is some review, he said, “We will make the playoffs, and compete for the Stanley Cup.” Does that sound fimilliar anyone? Ya, what are the chances of that happening for the Leafs? Ya, not much of a good chance! Paul Maurice looks like an idiot now because he said that! The Leafs arn’t going anywhere right now!
What do you think will happen to the Leafs at the end of the season?
Dale Tallon was a busy guy Thursday: He made a trade, extended a player’s contract and reassigned another player to Rockford.
According to the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Maple Leafs will fire GM John Ferguson Jr. very soon.
Leafs call up Pogge and claim Wild forward Dominic Moore off waivers.
I don’t know if this is a prelude to anything, but if I’m a gambling man I’m saying Raycroft to waivers/minors and let the Sundin sweeps begin…
Its half way through the season, so far and alot of rookies have been impressive in their first year in the big league. These rookies include: patrick kane, jonathan toews, nick backstrom, tobias enstrom, peter mueller, andrew cogliano, david perron, sam gagner, erik johnson, and martin hanzal.
SAINT PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Sports & Entertainment (MSE), the parent company of the Minnesota Wild, announced today that an agreement has been signed to sell the Minnesota Wild and its related entities to Craig Leipold. Financial terms were not disclosed, and the final sale requires approval by the National Hockey League and other regulatory approvals.
I find it interesting that all of the articles and opinions that are written by Leafs fans, about 90% call only for JFJ’s head when it comes to ‘blowing up the team’ and rebuilding.
While that would be an integral part, the part that is seemingly always overlooked is that it wouldn’t solve the root cause.