Leafs lines and changes

Line one

Antropov Sundin Steen

Antropov and sundin have worked well together in the past with Antropovs Like of passing and Sundins Knack For scoring.

Line 2

Tucker Wellwood O’neil

Tucker and O’neill would be good wingers for wellwood considering hes expected to have a breakout season

Line 3/Checking line

Ponikarovsky Peca Stajan

All players good at defense. Amazing shut down line.

Line 4

Suglobov Pohl Williams

This line would be speedy and young.

Defensive pairings:

Kaberle Kubina

Mccabe Colaiacovo

Gill White

Those lines spreadout the grit as well as the offence.

Power play 1:

Steen Sundin Tucker

Mccabe Kaberle

Power play 2:

O’neill Wellwood Antropov

Kubina White

Penalty Kill 1:

Stajan Peca

Kaberle Kubina

Penalty kill 2:

Ponikarovsky Antropov

Colaiacovo Mccabe

Captain: Mats Sundin

Assistant: Micheal Peca

Assistant: Thomas Kaberle

You may ask why i cut mccabe of his assistant but kaberle was the leafs own draft pick and deserves it. He was the one who made up for all of mccabes mistakes in the back end and fore end.


21 Responses to Leafs lines and changes

  1. -TML- says:

    i don’t like your lines at all…

    steen sundin o’neil

    tucker, peca, kilger (deadly)

    antropov, wellwood, poni

    whocares

  2. Alozo07 says:

    it doesnt matter do you realize how many times maurice will change the lines up to find a deadly combo. but at beginnig of season

    line 1

    steen sundin oniel

    most realistic maybe sub oniel for tucker

    line 2

    poni wellwood antropov

    poni and antro did awesome together at end of year add in talent of wellwood and we got a decent line here

    line 3

    tucker peca stajan

    this line will piss the hell out of every team they play against

    line 4

    sugolobov pohl battaglia/kilger

    doesnt really matter as long as sugolobov and pohl get ice time to progress to awesome forwards

    defense

    mccabe kaberle

    kubina coliacovo

    gill bell/harrison/belak

    goalies

    i dont no why every1 is doubting raycroft it was an adjustment year to the new nhl and he faultered but bostons d was weak and now in toronto he can get back on track by eating at astorias on the danforth best greek food in town

    so raycroft

    aubin

    possible tradees(people most likely to be traded)

    belak=nothing much mayb a 5th rounder just clearing up cap space

    oniel=tough sell if he rebounds take him off this list but maybe for a decent prospect

    antro=likely not much if he gets hot value will rise amazingly

    stajan=team lookin for shut down player willing to give up speedy winger

    telly=

  3. Alozo07 says:

    sorry

    telly=nothing much 3rd rounder at best just again clearing up space

  4. leafmaniac says:

    I would do this:

    steen sundin stajan

    tucker wellwood o’neill

    poni peca antropov

    ondrus pohl kilger

    Mccabe Kaberle

    Kubina Kronwall / White

    Gill Coliacovo

    Raycroft

    Aubin

  5. mojo19 says:

    What about Chad?

    Good lines, put Kilger in Stajans spot on the shut down line, and put Stajan in Williams spot on the fourth line.

    And I totally agree that Kaberle is by far, overall a better defensman than McCabe, but they won’t take the A away from McCabe. If they really wanted Peca to have it, they could just give it to him because lots of teams carry three assistants.

  6. sufferingleaf says:

    Kaberle good defensively please offence he has defence is lost on him,as bad as Mcabe is hes better than Kaberle. For lines.

    Sundin,Antropov,Oneill Sundin and antropov always worked well together and now Oneill has two guys too pass to him.

    Wellwood Steen Stajan I see everyone has forgotten at the beginning of the season this was there best line. They have a chemistry together.

    Peca Tucker Ponokorovsky There is grit and offence on this line.

    KIlger Pohl Ondrus

    Mcabe Kabrle

    Kubina Gill

    Coliacavo White

  7. phat_cat says:

    steen sundin o’neil

    tucker, peca, kilger

    antropov, wellwood, poni

    suglobov, pohl, ondrus

    stajan hasnt even signed a contract yet, so he doesnt make my lines until he does. And you’ve still got westrum, bataglia and williams sitting on the bubble. We will have to see haw training camp goes!

    Defence is

    Kaberle/McCabe

    Kubina/Coliacavo

    Gill/White

    Raycroft and Aubin between the pipes….and telly gets traded or waived!

  8. sufferingleaf says:

    Kaberle good defensively please offence he has defence is lost on him,as bad as Mcabe is hes better than Kaberle. For lines.

    Sundin,Antropov,Oneill Sundin and antropov always worked well together and now Oneill has two guys too pass to him.

    Wellwood Steen Stajan I see everyone has forgotten at the beginning of the season this was there best line. They have a chemistry together.

    Peca Tucker Ponokorovsky There is grit and offence on this line.

    KIlger Pohl Ondrus

    Mcabe Kabrle

    Kubina Gill

    Coliacavo White

  9. Aetherial says:

    If the team wanted to clear up cap space or trade Belak, they would not have extended him.

    I believe they are keeping him because he can play forward or D, and he is their “tough guy”. I wish they would have traded him, but I guess he is a decent guy to have on your team.

  10. mojo19 says:

    the three young guys was a good line, but was harldy their best line. And Kaberle is pretty good defensively, he’s very dominant back there, steals the puck like lidstrom.

  11. woodsco85 says:

    Here Are The Lines In My Opinion…

    DARCY TUCKER MATS SUNDIN JEFF O’NEIL

    A. PONIKAROVSKY MIKE PECA NIK ANTROPOV

    CHAD KILGER KYLE WELLWOOD ALEX STEEN

    ALEX SUGLOBOV MATT STAJAN WADE BELAK

    THOMAS KABERLE BRYAN MCCABE

    PAVEL KUBINA HAL GILL

    STAFFAN KRONWALL CARLO COLAIACO

    ANDY WOZNIEWSKI

    ANDREW RAYCROFT J.S. AUBIN

    That leaves Jay Harrison, Jeremy Williams, Bates Battaglia, John Pohl, Michael Tellqvist and Ben Ondrus on the reserve squad. This is just what i believe the lines will be on opening night, guarenteed this lines will change, willing to take some imput.

  12. toronto77 says:

    holy s.h.i.t besides that 1st line. i really love every other pairing.

    I hate how ppl are proposing Stajan in trades, keeping him is a good thing. I like the fact that we are giving Suglobov and Williams a chance, and keeping coli and white on D.

    Is this the official line-up or just ur suggestion, but i guess the final line-ups can’t be made till the end of trainin camp

  13. Turnbull says:

    Peca is NOT 2nd line center,…he’ll play on the 3rd line. Why so many people insist on having him on the 2nd line makes me crazy.

  14. Pony says:

    No offense but those are the worst lines I’ve seen yet. Even though I love Tucker he’s not a first liner, thats not how he plays.

    Peca as your second line center? How many goals did he have again last season? He’s a grinder, a shutdown guy in other words third line center.

    Wellwood as third line center is even worse. He’s a playmaker, he puts points on the board. So on your checking line you suppose 5’10 at 190 pounds soaking wet he’s gunna be throwing the hits and grinding it out with other top lines. Second line center is best for him, keep him away from the corners too preferably no wing.

    Neither Wozniewski or Kronwall impressed me when they played with the Leafs and no way would they pair two rookies together talk about hanging them out to dry. Hal Gill is no 4th dman. I’d say Carlo gets 4th spot as he rightly deserves he could maybe be a stud some day. Some could argue White deserves it and they might be right. Either way both Carlo and White should make the team, but it all comes down to training camp obviously.

    And finally Stajan shouldn’t be seeing 4th line minutes. Tied for first in the league in SH points he’s not a scorer but I think can develop into a solid two-way forward, just give him some more ice time.

  15. woodsco85 says:

    Just so you know the experts at “The Hockey News” have very similar lines. including the top line. to make one change id switch Wellwood, and Peca, but Stajan is gonna have to see fourth line time, they have to much depth at centre. He’ll get his ice time on the PK.

  16. Pony says:

    Who says he has to play center? Hes a gritty kid, play him on the wing let him mix it up in the corners which though not big, he’s very capable of doing. How’s he gunna develop on the 4th line espcially with Maurice dividing icetime unevenly. The Leafs have hardly any quality wingers anyways and a logjam at center, Steen and Antropov are centers too you know.

  17. leafmeister says:

    UR LINES SUCK!!!!

  18. sundin131313 says:

    those must be thw worst lines ive ever seen.

  19. fitzcalvin says:

    Hi guys –

    I’d be really surprised if the Leafs began the season with three goalies; JFJ must be under a lot of pressure from the higher-ups to bring in a winger for Sundin (as there is no obvious answer in the current lineup). Too many goalies, too many young D-men, not enough sniping wingers. Easy to do the math here.

    JFJ should/will trade Tellqvist + Antropov (yes, he’s very much on the block) + White/Harrison/Wozniewski (pick one) for a first-line winger to go with Sundin & Steen. And the most likely candidate is…. NIKOLAI ZHERDEV.

    JFJ is semi-tight on the salary cap. Tellqvist 500k + Antropov 1mil + Young D-Man 500k = about 2 million. Zherdev is holding out for about 3.5 mil; he isn’t going to get it from Columbus. As he is certainly ready to hold out, they’ll trade him for something in return (rather than let him play in Russia). Leafs could probably sign him for around 3 – 3.2 mil. As such, trading for Zherdev will only eat 1.2 mil of the remaining cap space, add the premier winger required for Mats, and will also resolve the two problems of 3 goalies and too many young defensemen.

    And, as far as Zherdev’s attitude issues, give Paul Maurice about 15 minutes to straighten that out.

    Comments?

    Go Leafs / fitzcalvin

  20. leafsmarlies says:

    hahaha turnbull you so right.

  21. leafmeister says:

    listen buddy u dont even know if they were gunna put peca assisnant captain they would have signed him to a long term deal and ur lines suck 2

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