JFJ's Work Is Done For This Offseason

With the exception of signing Matt Stajan to a reported multi year deal, JFJ likely will not be tinkering with the Maple Leafs line-up any further this off-season.

Ferguson said unless a team “knocks his socks off” with a trade offer he is done acquiring any new players. JFJ seems very content with both his new look coaching staff, and roster.

JFJ is also excited about this years training camp because, for the first time in almost a decade there is going to be a handful of interesting battles for roster spots.

The 5th, 6th, and 7th defense positions are up-for-grabs, with the likes of Coliacovo, Belak, White, Harrison, Wozniewski, Kronwall, and Bell in the running. The 11th, 12th, and 13th forward positions also seem to be available for the likes of Ondrus, Pohl, Westrum, Suglobov, Williams, and possibly Robbie Earl. Look for some rookies to possibly take aim at a veterans spot in the line-up if the likes of Antropov, and Jeff O’Neill continue to under-achieve. The goaltending seems to be the closest to set as Raycroft is almost certain to be the #1 goalie. However, there could be an interesting battle for back-up between J.S Aubin, Mikeal Tellqvist, and J.F Racine.

The Line-Up May Look Like This:

Steen Sundin Ponikarovsky

Tucker Peca Kilger

Stajan Wellwood O’Neill

Antropov Pohl Ondrus

Extras: Suglobov, Westrum, ect.

Kaberle McCabe

Kubina Kronwall

Gill Coliacovo

Extras: Wozniewski, Bell, White, Belak, ect.

Raycroft

Aubin


13 Responses to JFJ's Work Is Done For This Offseason

  1. leaflova says:

    WOW now that’s a line up!

  2. leafhater says:

    Peca was the only good signing and he has signed because he wannts to play for the crappy leaf organization,JFJ HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT SIGNING BUT AGREE TO WHAT Peca wanted. jfj is no nhl manager he is a jerk and will be fired before christmas,and oh ya before i forget the leafs suck and will not make the playoffs.

  3. Minky says:

    my line-up would be:

    Steen – Sundin – O’Niell

    Tucker – Peca – Ponikarovsky

    Kilger – Wellwood – Stajan

    Antropov – Pohl – Williams/Ondurs

    Kaberle – McCabe

    Kubina – Colaiacovo

    Gill – White

    Maybe i would put Peca between Antropov and Poni, alot like the Skyline from 03-04 w/Nieuendyke

  4. LeafsJaysRapsBillsManU says:

    I would like the 20 seconds of my life that it took to read your waste of a post back please.

  5. Alozo07 says:

    He should still be in the hunt to trade goalie Tellqvist the leafs could use an extra farm hand.

  6. leafsrule1967 says:

    leafhater if you hate the leafs so much why do you come to the site and say leafs will do this leafs have to do that do us all a favor go find a team and b**ch about that team not ours and for the record the leafs will make the playoffs

  7. jarcpitre says:

    How come everyone keeps forgetting Battaglia, he had great numbers last year in the AHL, I can see him in the line up before Pohl or Ondrus. Let me know what you think.

  8. Leafs93 says:

    I don’t think 30 year old Bates Battaglia deserves a spot in the line-up before some of the exciting young talent the leafs have this year. And have you looked up Johnny Pohl, or Erik Westrum’s numbers for last season because they were both more productive offensive players than Battaglia. Furthermore, at the ages of 27 & 26 respectively they have a higher liklihood of developing substantial talent. Now don’t get me wrong I’m sure Bates will be in the running at training camp especially with his old coach in Paul Maurice now in charge with the big club but, personally I would be disappointed if Maurice and the leafs chose Battaglia over Westrum, Suglobov, Williams, Ondrus, or Pohl.

  9. intothevoid001 says:

    its no use trying to reason with morons… they don’t have the thinking capacity to understand. maybe the management of this site would be interested in attempting to put a stop to this nonsense to make coming to this site more enjoyable for the people here that just want to read some articles.

  10. Mattqwerty says:

    pohl will start with the leafs this season he signed a one way contract with them

  11. leafhater says:

    SURE…..

  12. leafhater says:

    What are you talking about more enjoyable? you sit and watch those pathetic leafs night in and night out YOU CALL THAT ENJOYABLE? JERK

  13. bleedingblu says:

    I think Stajan would make a bigger centre than Wellwood.

    I would picture the line up like this:

    Steen-Sundin-Poni

    Tucker-Peca-O’Neil

    Wellwood-Stajan-Pohl

    Kilger-Antropov-Ondrus

    Kaberle-McCabe

    Kubina-Colaiacovo

    Gill-White

    White played really well with big Luke last season. Gill could stay at home while White uses his speed to get back and forth.

    The team looks pretty good this year.

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