I turn in my Leaf fan club badge!
The Maple Leafs are done, and someone needs to fire JFJ and Pat Quinn, don’t change many of the players, but management needs to clean house.Pat Quinn has never been a good coach, he’s won Jack Adams and yet he’ll never win a cup. He doesn’t play the stars enough, no wonder no Leaf has scored more then 41 goals and 81 points (Sundin 2002) since he took over as head coach, with the ice time the stars get, and the ice time Wade Belak gets, how do you expect that to happen.
Second of all, Gary Roberts and Joe Nieuwendyk packed their bags to Florida… you know… I was pretty pissed about JFJ letting go of Thomas, Martchment, and Gilmour, but when he let go of these guys it really pissed me off. These guys are true natural born winners, and they spend the money they would’ve cost on dressing room cancer Jason Allison. Allison needs to go.
And then the latest rumors have John Ferguson trading Mats Sundin for Pavel Datsyuk. I really don’t care how good Datsyuk is, we’re not going to win the cup any time soon any ways, just let Sundin run out his contract, don’t dump him on a team that would be an arch rival if it weren’t for a bad decision on conferences.
And there is a lack of respect to Nolan, Mogilny, Sundin, Belfour, Roberts, Nieuwendyk, Gilmour, Thomas, and Martchment, but heaven forbid we let go of Antropov, Berg, Khavanov, Czerkawski, or Belak.
Why are the Leafs loyal to losers like those guys who have never done anything with their careers, but get rid of all their best players.
And it’s been going on for years, Clark, Gilmour, Andreychuck, Sittler, McDonald, Vaive, and now Roberts, Mogilny, Nieuwendyk, Nolan, Martchment, Thomas, Gilmour again, and possibley Sundin and Belfour.
There are certain guys who are winners. Roberts, Nieuwendyk, they’re winners…Antropov, Khavanov, will never win anything in their careers.
Other teams make important changes when they suck, but the Leafs have had the same core of losers for years. Trading Sundin is still wrong though. Seeing the Bruins right now is proof.
The Leafs should fire Quinn and Ferguson, hire Brent Sutter in Quinn’s place, and Phil Esposito or Lombardi or someone.
Then get rid of Antropov. Maybe…
The caps are rebuilding, Witt wants out, they could use a kid like Kronwall.
-8th Round Pick
The rumor actually is a second, but that’s crazy, and unrealistic.
-3rd Round Pick
I know Leopold seems like a bit much, but Allison could really help the Flames, all Iginla needs is a centreman, Leopold has alot of potential, but maybe the Leafs can throw something in or something.
To Los Angeles:
To Los Angeles:
I’ve heard crazier rumors to get rid of Belfour, but I like this one, Roenick is a character guy, the Kings are desperate for a goalie, they are losing grasp of playoff hopes, barely ahead of Anaheim, and Edmonton, both with a few games in hand. Roenick has been slow and paid a little more then Belfour. Robitailles old, but can still be valuable on the third or fourth line.
-2nd Round Pick
This is not a trade for a starter, this is to get a backup, Telly is ready, he’s played very well this year, and is already better then Belfour. Granted Belfour has been terrible.
To St Louis
A good gritty forward for some good prospects who’ll never get a chance in Toronto… Khavanov is thrown in for the sake of getting rid of Khavanov.
And things end up like…
Our kids are better then our regulars, and right now, the deals seem unrealistic, ok, most of these fantasy trades are, but I’d take this team far ahead of our old one.