JFJ did GOOD???? this off season
Is there any way JFJ had a good offseason?? Well look at what he did do instead of what he didnt do.
He went out and got a 40 goal scorer which the leafs definitly needed in Jason Blake
He got a better goalie than Raycroft which the fans were begging for in Vesa Toskala
He also got a 3rd/4th liner which has had a couple of 20+ goal seansons in Mark Bell
He even got a replacment backup in Clemmensen which shows in Black and White that Raycroft will be dealt at deadline.
Now to evaluate his Signings.
He locked up Blake for 4/5 years (i cant remeber).
He will have a great goalie until Pogge gets up there, with Toskala’s extension.
JFJ got our minor league team a lot better with the signings of Ling and other possible call ups.
Kept future stars in Carlo Colaiacovo and Ian White.
Kept Sundin for another year. : (
Resigned a future top D-man in Kronwall.
Kept Antropov and Poni for alittle while longer.
Got Stralman on a entry level contract.
And kept Fan Favorite Darcy Tucker for a couple of years
Now that its all laid out, it does’nt look like JFJ did such a bad job. Sure it would be great if he could get the Cammaleries and Marleus but it probaly won’t happen at a resonable cost.
The true sign of a good off-season is when your team starts the season a better team than when they ended the last season. Which JFJ has definitly accomplished.