How To Turn the Leafs Around

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.

1st move: Trade Sundin to Minnisota for C.Gilles, J.Sheppard, and 2008 1st rounder.

2nd move: Trade Blake to Detroit for Tomas Kopecky and 2008 5th round pick.

3rd move: Trade Andrew Raycroft to Calgary for 2008 3rd round pick (unless Calgary signs Cujo).

4th move: Trade Kaberle to SJS for T.Wishart, D.Joslin, and a 2008 1st round pick.

5th move: Trade Kubina to Florida Panthers for A.Stewart and 2008 3rd round pick.

6th move:Trade Tucker and Bell to Phoenix for M.Zigomanis, and 2008 1st round pick.

7th move: Trade Gill,Kilger,Devereaux to NYI for 2008 2nd round pick, 5th round pick in 2008

Sign:
-Brian Rolston for 3 Mill. for 1 year
-Marian Hossa for 5-6 Mill. for 2 years, NTC
-Jose Theodore for 1.5 Mill. for 1 year

Re-Sign:
-Moore for .500 for 1 year
-Belak for .500 for 1 year, TS
-Wozniewski for .700 for 2 years
-Clemmonson for .500, MLC
-Kyle Wellwood for 1.75 for 4 years
-Alex Steen for 1.50 for 5 years; First year 1.50, 2nd-5th year 2.30
-Mat Stajan for 1.00 for 1 year

Let Go Of:
-John Pohl

Roster:
FW:
Rolston-Antropov-Hossa
Poni-Wellwood-Steen
Stewart-Stajan-Sheppard
Tlutsy-Gilles-Zigomanis/Belak/Moore/Kopeckey/Joslin

D:
McCabe-White
Colaiacovo-Wishart
Kronwall-Stralman/Belak/Wozniewski

G:
1.Toskala
2.Theodore/Pogge/Clemmonson

“C”: McCabe
“A”:Hossa
“A”:Antropov

Then you have these draft picks as well:

2008:

1st rounders:4
2nd rounders:2
3rd rounders:3
4th rounders:1
5th rounders:3

With this set up you have a very bright future, and even a good present team. But for anything like this to happen, JFJ would need to get fired because he obviously doesn’t want to go for a youth move or he risks losing his job (which he will probably lose anyways).