Enough of What the Leafs should do articles…Please!!

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.

Please…can we stop wtih the “(Insert name here)’s way of imroving the Leafs”, or the “What the Leafs should do”, or “What JFJ should do”? If you look at the Leafs trade page, that’s all we’re being barraged with latley..and personally, I’m getting really tired of it. Now before some of you post the usual “Then don’t read the articles” response, allow me to impose a dose of reality. The Leafs aren’t cup bound…you know it, and I know it. So what is the point of posting endless articles of speculation over what the leafs should do?

For years we have been known as a passionate group of fans, and have even taken a lot of criticism over it here at HTR. Now, don’t get me wrong, I bleed blue and white and have done so since the Sittler/Salming years when I was a young pup. (The absence of a cup for the last…ahem… 39 years around here is very frustrating indeed.) And yes, I’m quite aware that the entire puropse of this site is to talk about what we love most…hockey. Plain and simple.

But as a fellow and REALISTIC leaf fan, can I please impose on some of you to stop with these endless articles of “wishful thinking” (as I believe it was refered to as by another member) here?

The Leafs may be active at the deadline…they may not be. If I may make a suggestion….how about we wait until after the deadline to see what they have or have not done, and discuss it then?

Good Idea? I think so.

12 Responses to Enough of What the Leafs should do articles…Please!!

  1. PaulK123 says:

    I agree with you, we should wait till after the deadline.

  2. 93213 says:

    Just kidding man. I’m pretty sick of this shit too. One was okay, then every moron with a “I have a plan to trade the entire team and have an ALL STAR team next season” come on and you waste an hour reading this shite….

    K’ enough.

  3. 93213 says:

    I just have to add… That without a doubt this has turned into one of the more positive seasons for the Leafs.

    While on the ice, aside from Tucker, there have been some painful moments, we’re looking at a fairly decent future for a change.

    Sundin’s injury really screwed him up this season, and as a result the entire team, but there’s no reason not to expect the usual season from him in next couple of years.

    Poni has shown great improvement and if he continues along like this he’ll be looking at a 30 goal season soon.

    Antropov has finaly tanked badly enough to dump.

    With Stajan, Wellwood and Steen fighting for second line time in the next couple of seasons we look good down the middle.

    Our goaltending future looks bright and for once we have 4 rookie defencmen that seem as though they could fill in the line after McCabe and Kaberly in the next couple of seasons. Not to mention that those 2 are coming in to the prime of their careers.

    So I think that in 2 or 3 years, as old contracts wear out and thr rookies improve we’ll have a decent team. Add to that a couple of decent free agent signings and we’re looking good, even under the cap.

    Also, finishing in 8th in the conference and maybe 12 to 16th in the league will allow some decent drafting for a change.

    I never expected more than .500 hockey from this season anyway so over all I think the Leafs are doing fine as a team that is restructuring as it goes along.

  4. BLUE_AND_WHITE says:

    u dont like em dont read em. personally i find them interesting to read, dont post an article simply to insult fellow leaf fans.

  5. tmltpc says:


    its called leaf trade rumors, not “if i was JFJ, because i got way too much time on my hands”


    post rumours, thats what this site is called hockeytraderumors key word being RUMORS

    stop wasting time and space with these wishful thinking posts

  6. sidleaf says:

    After a long day at work, it’s almost like stress relief, regardless of how dumb some articles may sound, it’s something to do…i don’t blame you for thinking lately its been a bit much but you don’t have to read ALL of them…

  7. Hoondog2 says:

    This whole sight is built on speculation. It’s nice to hear what other people think the Leafs should do.If you dont like speculation, then wait for JFJ to come on here and post exactly what he’s going to do, otherwise shut the hell up!

  8. 92-93 says:

    totally agree.

    but then again, there are some (VERY FEW) plans that have been proposed that are not all that bad and are interesting to read. but you have to read through 30 or them just to find one. i think its the glut of these articles. i dunno if there is any way that only some can be published and not others. its a subjective call.

    i think one way we can limit these articles is to allow one simple condition in making these plans:

    ALLOW A MAX. of TWO trades and TWO free agent signings.

    that way, we can cut out the dreamers out there.

  9. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I agree, most of my bad articles are because I see lack of activity, and try to start some discussion.

  10. rcichard03 says:

    u know wht its always nice to come home watch a leafs fan look at the site and see if im not crazy and see if other people are seeing the shit im seeing on a screen… its nice to read an article or two not the entire site like u have been

  11. Krutch says:

    I found it really funny coming on here and listening to people. All I read were some of the biggest names in hockey being traded to the Leafs. COME ON. Lets be logical. Like Shanahan and Selanne. good grief people. these are stupid, impossible suggestions. But yes lets see what JFJ does, and we can criticize him, make fun of him, and destroy him later. lol

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