Leafs at the Deadline

There are a number of rumors that are flying around the leafs this time of year (like always). First off JFJ is a below average GM with below average talent.

At last years draft the Ducks would of taken a Stajan or Steen and a 1st round pick for Giguere as Bryzgalov was at that point going to be the number one guy. They overpaid for Kubina because they didn’t want him going to Ottawa or any other main rival.

As for there defence core. Kaberle is by far the best defensman on that team, Kubina is playing good enough to keep him out of the press as being trade bait. McCabe is just terrible, everyone thinks he is great because of his numbers, anyone can have those numbers by playing as much PP time as he gets. McCabe 5 on 5 is one of the worst in the league just like Jason Allison and look where he is now.

Trade 1:

To Phoenix: Brendan Bell($450,000), Nic Antropov($1,007,000), Jeff O’Neill($1,500,000)

To Toronto: Ladislav Nagy($3,000,000) 5th RD pick.

Reason: Bell can be expendible, Antropov has been given 4 years to do something and is worse than when he started and O’Neill hasn’t fit in since PM took over. Nagy is the scoring winger that the Leafs have not had since Dave Andrychuck.

Trade 2:

To Edmonton: Darcy Tucker($1,596,000)

To Toronto: Joffrey Lupol($1,500,000) 4th RD Pick

Reason: Tucker is going to ask for at least 4 million a year and at least a 4 year term, not worth it. Lupol has been linked to being out of Edmonton for a while he is a good young fast goal scorer.

Trade 3:

Any one who wants McCabe and his contract……