In the long run would the Leafs be better off missing the playoff this year?

I feel if that the Leafs were not to make the playoffs, major changes would be made to the organization. Some of those changes would be a new coach, different player personnel and a different attitude.

A new coach would be bring a fresh approach, accountability and discipline. Over the past 3 seasons Pat Quinn has demonstrated that he is not the coach to take the Leafs to the Stanley Cup.

The Maple Leafs would bring in new player personnel if they were to miss the playoffs. That would mean younger players would play and Toronto can address the concern of team speed and help bring more intensity to the Leafs

As for a different attitude, the Leafs will make smart moves instead of stupid moves in bringing old players for youth that could help Toronto succeed in the long run. Plus JFJ would have more freedom and does not have to put with Quinn anymore if they let Quinn go.

8 Responses to In the long run would the Leafs be better off missing the playoff this year?

  1. the_canadian_game says:

    yes they would. hopefully theyll trade belfour allison, klee, khavanov and mccabe for prospects picks, leopold from calgary and maybe erik cole from carolina(for mccabe and prospects or picks)

    The leafs would be younger faster, and would have tons of room for the off-season.

  2. lukeleim says:

    Toronto is in some deep shit!

    Fire John Ferguson Jr. & Pat Quinn…

    time to rebuild

    – Jason Allison, Andy Wozniewski, Nik Antropov & Maple Leafs’ 4th-round pick in 2006 to the Calgary Flames for Jordan Leopold & Chuck Kobasew

    – Aki Berg to the Nashville Predators for the Predators’ 3rd-round pick of 2006

    – Alexander Khavanov to the Vancouver Canucks for the Canucks’ 4th-round pick of 2006

    – Ed Belfour, Clarke Wilm & Robert Earl to the Edmonton Oilers for Ty Conklin & Andrew Cogliano

    – Kyle Wellwood, Bryan McCabe & Predators’ 3rd-round pick in 2006 to the Dallas Stars for Martin Skoula & Jussi Jokinen


    Tucker – Sundin – Lindros

    Jokinen – Steen – Kobasew

    Ponikarovsky – Stajan – O’Neill

    Kilger – Pohl – Domi



    Prospects: Justin Williams, Andrew Cogliano, Roman Kukumberg, Ben Ondrus

    Kaberle – Leopold

    Skoula – Harrison

    Klee – Kronwall


    injured: Colaiacovo

    Prospects: Ian White, Brendan Bell





    Prospects: Rask, Pogge, Racine, Ford

    i think i got it right this time

  3. the_canadian_game says:


  4. lukeleim says:

    Sundin, Berg, Kaberle and Allison did not attend practise! ok, so i understand why sundin berg and kaberle werent there after a very demanding olympic schedule, but why wasn’t Jason allison on the ice with the team?? Is he hurt? Is he going to be traded soon?

  5. PaulK123 says:

    Here is what the Leafs do:

    To Vancouver:

    Bryan McCabe

    To Toronto:

    Ryan Kesler

    2nd round pick

    To Montreal:

    Alexander Khavanov

    Ken Klee

    To Toronto:

    Chris Higgins

    4th round pick

    To Nashville:

    Aki Berg

    Tie Domi

    Jason Allison

    To Toronto:

    Scottie Upshall

    2nd round pick

    4th round pick(2007 draft)

    To Colorado:

    Mats Sundin

    To Toronto:

    J-M Liles

    1st round pick

    To Chicago:

    Nik Antropov

    Tie Domi

    Wade Belak

    Bates Battaglia

    To Toronto:

    Tyler Arnoson

    Mark Bell

    Jeff Vandermeer

    To Edmonton:

    Ed Belfour

    To Toronto:


    Now look at the line-up,









    *Coliacovo (injured)



  6. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    You traded Domi twice.

  7. Aetherial says:

    sore neck is th “official” word

  8. koolcracker says:

    You got J.M liles and you’re not even using him? Stick him with Kabrle and he’ll be better than mccabe ever was.

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