Caps – Leafs Deal Set to go Down

This rumor has been posted on Spector’s and was apparently suggested by Bob Mackenzie during an interview on a Washington radio station.

The deal that has been suggested by Mackenzie is Lang, Gonchar and Whitfield to the Leafs for prospects Pierre Hedin, Kyle Wellwood, along with Nik Antropov and Tomas Kaberle.
So before all you Leaf bashers come knocking please remember that this is a rumor and it was suggested by Bob Mackenzie (who gets paid to do this,) not The Coach. What I would like to hear from you is what this trade would do for the Leafs.

Without too much discussion on the prospects, none of which currently rank as the top prospect for either team, I will compare the 4 positional players. It is also important to note that if this deal goes down the Caps will decrease their payroll by approx. 5 million per year.

Kaberle vs Gonchar, I like this deal for both teams. Basically Kaberle is a younger version of Gonchar. Size wise, Gonchar has an inch and ten pounds on Kaberle which benefits the Leafs, but of course the problem is, like Kaberle, Gonchar doesn’t use his use his size very well. Offensively I think that Gonchar would be a nice addition to the Leafs, although this could change if Kaberle ever started shooting the puck. At the age of 29, Gonchar is only 4 years older than Kaberle and wouldn’t hurt the Leafs in the age category. I call this one a tie.

Antropov vs Lang. This deal has a couple of benefits for the Leafs. Number one of course is the simple fact that Lang is a proven point getter who currently sits second in the league. I would like to point out however that he is the man in Washington and in Toronto his ice-time and power play time would be diminished as the second line center. At 6′ 2″and 216 pounds, he possesses good size and should be able to take the pounding that is sure to come from the Devils and Flyers come playoff time. For the Caps, they get a very young player with a huge upside. If Antropov could ever stay healthy and continue to improve his skating, he could be the steal of this trade. More importantly for the Caps is his young age and low salary. For the short term I give this one to the Leafs but it could come back to haunt them in the future.

Overall this deal works for both teams, the Caps cut payroll and pick up 4 young players as they continue to build for the future. For the Leafs it basically means that they are making a run at it this year. They are already the fourth oldest team in the NHL and this deal probably puts them at number 2. The deal would give them two incredible scoring lines and a top-notch power play. If it is a case of going for it this year, then I believe that they should also give up a 2nd rounder for Boughner then roll the dice and see how the season ends up.

One final thing, all of these deals and moves will be a complete waste of time if Belfour’s back problems don’t improve!

110 Responses to Caps – Leafs Deal Set to go Down

  1. BaconandEggs says:

    Ya, no problem, now go fuck yourself you cocksucking nigger

  2. Dober says:

    Man do u even watch hockey or the leafs for that matter. If u did, u would know that Nolan and Booger don’t get along. Or did u forget that he is the one who hit Nolan from behind to start all his back problems. Thats probably why Nolan tries to get at him everytime they play Carolina. Fucken idiot. U should change ure name to Dumbassleaf fan.

  3. stevescottys says:

    The latest rumor has neither Lang, Gonchar and Bondra will be leaving Washington. Alan Straka stated the the Caps are looking to build their team around those three players.

    He also said that the Caps are changing their mind like they change their underwear. One minute it’s nobody is being traded and the next minute everybody is being traded.

    So take what you want from that you beloved leaf fans……..anyway they should go after Bougner if anybody. If they need a forward….I would try to get somebody with and edge….like Chris Simon of NYR. That team is going to get blown away and Simon with Nolan and Tucker…..could make things interesting…….


    Go Leafs Go.

  4. CupBoundFlyers says:

    Yea you bring up a good point, the leafs are a bunch of cheap shot pussies! If they can’t win cause they suck, then they take cheap shots on players with attempt to injure on the opposing team aka roenick and mike peca! Try and defend the integrity of those cheap ass hits, i guess i should expect you to defend that and make yourself look pathetic, go for it.

  5. SmartLEAFfan says:

    Language man, there are little kids that read from this site. By the way I did remember that it was Booger that NAILED Nolan from behind(right before the trade to tor). But we wernt talkin about that?

  6. SmartLEAFfan says:

    What is with all the hostility????

    I think that U should should consider ANGER MANAGMENT. U R just snapping for no reason, i never said anything about U?????????

  7. nocuphere says:

    Go flyers!!!

  8. smooth4488 says:

    As a Leaf fan, I feel we do not need a major shake-up giving away all of our prospects. We have a surplus of forwards and should combine a couple of them along witha draft pick for a guy like Denis Gauthier from Calgary. He is a big, tough as nails, defenseman. Let’s try to get a good stay-at-home defenceman(we are 4th in the league for defencemen points) that is in the 24-28 age range. That way, we don’t lose him to unrestricted free agency at the end of the season.

    Commen- Leaf fans are concerned if we traded for Gonchar, we could possibly lose him at the end of the season due to unrestricted free agency. He will only be 30 at the end of the season, not 31. A player needs to be the age of 31 to be an unrestricted free agent. Maybe his contract is up this year, but Toronto still has has rights. They can opt to trade him or re-sign him at the end of the year. So basically, there is no risk in getting Gonchar on that level.

  9. devfanman4 says:

    You’d have to throw in Tucker if you want Demitra, Weight, & Tkachuk on top of Pronger.

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