Leafy's Rumor Update: Four Crazy Leaf rumors and some other stuff….

There are all of a sudden a bunch of rumors. Some crazy, some make sense.

Smyth to leave Edmonton?

The Edmonton Oilers are rumored to be trying to move loyal super star Ryan Smyth. The Edmonton Sun says Kevin Lowe has other plans.

Leafy’s Take: This rumor seems a little nutty, but every trade deadline I’ve heard rumors of Smyth going to Toronto, Montreal, or even Detroit once or twice.

Four Crazy Leaf Rumors

There are four Leaf rumors circling.

To Toronto: Alex Tanguay, Marek Svatos, John Michael Liles

To Colorado: Bryan McCabe, Mikael Telqvist, 1st Round Pick, Prospect (Ian White??? Wellwood??)

Leafy’s take: It would make sense with the signing of Aubin, and it would be a nice salary dump for Colorado, but I don’t see it, they’re going to be trying to move defensemen (they have 8) and here they move Liles but gain McCabe, and possibley a prospect on D.

To Toronto: Ladislav Nagy

To Phoenix: Tomas Kaberle, Kyle Wellwood, 2nd Round pick

Leafy’s take: I don’t think so, that would increase Phoenix’s salary, and they get total crap. It was reported on a Phoenix radio station, but I highly doubt it, unless we also have to take on some dead weight, or put someone else into that deal.

To Toronto: Chris Drury

To Buffalo: Karel Pilar, Ian White

Leafy’s take: The reasoning for this deal on the site I read it was that the Leafs needed wingers, and the Sabres needed defensemen, but it won’t happen, especially if the defenseman we send suck. No way this deal happens, especially with the Karel Pilar contract issue.

To Toronto: Brendan Witt

To Washington: Aki Berg, 3rd Round pick

I heard the Leafs were the front runner, but why would we send a loser like Berg??? They’re going to want something in return. Something worth more then a bag of pucks.

Leafy’s FULL take: hahahaha us Leaf fans sure are nuts, the sad thing is, not all these were made by Leaf nuts.

And…. Another Leaf rumor!

Sorry for the glut of Leaf rumors. CKAC in Ottawa reported this. Selanne is apparently about to sign here, a two year deal, worth five million dollars.

Leafy’s Take: This is bull shit, no no it can never happen. The deal is too long, too expensive, and I HATE Selanne….

What’s a Teemu any ways??

Bondra to the Trashers???

It seems Petr Bondra could be heading to Atlanta, his agent said he was “quite interested” in playing their, and the Thrashers could use a veteran winger.

Leafy’s take: Bondra sucks, sucks hard. That Domi trashing piece of crap can go where ever he wants, as long as it’s not Toronto.


134 Responses to Leafy's Rumor Update: Four Crazy Leaf rumors and some other stuff….

  1. hillbilly322 says:

    k dude i dont wanna bust yuor bubble here bu the leafs are having trouble signing who they have already and are way to close to te cap they are at 37 mill which is where u want to be incase of injuries u have that 2 mill to work with bondra and all these guys coming to the team isnt happening the leafs are done this year and it’s nolan’s salary that did them in otherwise the leafs wuld be able to add some d men and another forward or two i dont see the leafs making it past the first round of the playoffs.

  2. Stuv_Dogg says:

    Yawn.

    That’s so funny. How drole.

    Do us a favour now and if you’re going to post stupid crap, at least put some humour into it.

  3. Aetherial says:

    Nolan’s salary is not counted against the cap,regardless of the outcome of the dispute.

    They are pretty much tapped out but it has nothing to do with Nolan.

  4. Damian78 says:

    Teemu Selanne in the eastern conference? I know with the game opening up and all he might break out but I think he is going to get beat up in the Northeast Division.

  5. leafy says:

    No, no, no. leafymcleaf’s got it all wrong. My sources tell me that the real deal involves Belak, Perrott, and a 9th round draft pick for Rick Nash.

  6. goodfela26 says:

    Lindros had concussions 7 and 8 while with the Rangers.

  7. goodfela26 says:

    Lindros suffered concussions 7 and 8 in NY.

  8. mikeribeiro says:

    Anyway, Selanne is going to restart his career in Montreal.

  9. Serdy says:

    This is just retarded, been comin here for over 3 years now I think, and this is the worst the Leaf bashing has ever been. Too many morons, dont know if I will be comin back anymore, big waste of time…

  10. nordiques100 says:

    i did a bit of a comparison. yeah both teams are not that far off. everyone seems to think primeau is the best captain and playoff performer ever even though the has a big fat ZERO stanley cups. yes he has had some good playoffs and some dominating games, but so has sundin. so has lindros.

    allison has to be given a chance to see what he can do coming back. same goes for the flyer kids richards and carter. no guarantees at all for either team. allison could do great, or get hurt again. but he is actually a proven talent at the NHL level. he passed the tests and physicals so really he shouldnt be at that huge a risk. the kids could carry the flyers or show they are not at all ready for the NHL grind. success in the A or the CHL is not the same as the NHL. it is a huge difference going up against players your own age or up against the doug houdas or john slaney’s of the world who make their living in the A. try battling chara. it isnt going to be easy. i think that gets lost among flyer fans.

    and esche beat belfour once and that makes him the second coming of bernie parent. and oh yeah he is younger so he must be better. please. he has to win back to back cups first before getting looped into the same breath as top notch hall of famers. age has nothing to do with anything. i hate that comparison. is iginla not as good as thornton because he is older? i think not. why does age factor in some cases but not all cases?

    and yes chara threw mccabe around like a rag doll and he had one bad game in his life against the flyers. that makes him the worst defenceman in the history of the game that dates back to the last 1800s. i thought hatcher looked pretty terrible against calgary last playoff. and the speedy oilers were walking around him every game when they upset the stars back in 1997.

    and somehow the flyers can reaquire roenick, can get bondra, can trade for another scorer during the year but the leafs completely have their hands tied. johnsson could walk at season’s end and flyer fans will think nothing of it beacuse they have randy jones and freddie meyer in reserve??? 2 marginal prospects at best.

    but the leafs boast guys like ian white, brendan bell, jay harrison who have shown as much if not more promise but if the leafs lose a blueliner it often appears there is no oen in reserve.

    i think it is a case of people simply trashing the leafs because it is the leafs. nothing else.

    unfortunately i am going to get slaughtered for this post and have flyer fans passionately defend their team. but when a leaf fan defends their they get slammed for being stupid, ignorant and idiotic. as you can tell, the double standard is a big beef i have here. but i try to make do by ignoring most of the drivel and simply throwing out factual information that often leads to no replies because the leaf haters simply do not have the words to say to back up their often out of the blue claims that the leafs are bad .

  11. nordiques100 says:

    i hear you serdy. pretty sick of every article that doesnt have to do with toronto turn into leaf bashing.

    i.e article is on the carolina hurricanes

    then we see 2 legit posts about the canes and about 35 saying

    huge rumour, eric staal will get traded for chad kilger. LOL

    look at me, i am so original and funny. NOT!!!!!!!!!!

    yeesh!!! it is the norm around here. just look at the post right above yours. bad enough we get it from leaf bashers but the poster is named leafy.

    this is what happens on a site with 10000 members and free entry.

    i hope you dont leave. you usually have good insights and opinions that are worthy of hearing. there are some of us who do appreciate it. i am a fan of this site and try to contribute alot. and i do so because there are alot of good people here who know their stuff and it is good hearing from those people. the site needs to keep people like you, not drive them away. i havent seen some sensible guys like payup or hockeyhead in a long time and i fear they have given up.

    i think this site needs a bouncer to can all the losers that have nothing better to do but to brign this site 6 feet under.

  12. Aetherial says:

    Sadly, thinking the same thing myself.

    The site admins are to blame for this one thoough.

    They KNOW that this will just lead to BS all over the thread. I can accept that IF the original post has some sources. Without sources though… it is just destined to get trashed, and all Leaf fans along with it.

    Hell, I made a comment about the Canadiens finishing last with the Oilers for Canadian teams and Lint himself managed to imply mroe Leaf fan Bias and stupidity.

    This site is starting to get a big “what-the-F-ever” in my books also.

  13. Stuv_Dogg says:

    Leafy, baby, what happened? Someone pi$$ in your coffee this morning? Usually you’re positive, optimistic and considerate … in this article you sound like a miserable SOB.

    I hope that the jacka$$es on this site haven’t got to you. You’re always going to have critics, my man, your true test should be to brush them aside and keep to what you believe.

    Your TOR/COL trade would be great for the Leafs but would leave them without their best dman. Not good. Besides, I don’t think Colorado is interested in giving up Tanguay.

    I don’t know who you’ve been listening to, but I wouldn’t consider Kaberle and Wellwood total crap. Nagy wouldn’t be worth these two guys, but they aren’t crap by any extent of the imagination. Ask half the losers on this site about Sundin and they’d say he sucks, primarily because of their ignorance of the team he plays for. I don’t know if you’re trying to shield yourself against some of the critics here but go with what you believe in these trade scenarios and not what you think people here want to hear.

    I don’t know why you hate Selanne that much, sure he’s not had a great year in quite some time but he’s still a solid player that teams would be willing to pay for. If Nashville can justify $4.5 million per on Kariya, Selanne is easy worth $2.5 milllion per.

    And on a side note, several comments have suggested that the Leafs don’t have enough money to sign Selanne, I thought that teams were allowed to exceed the cap now as long as they were back below the cap by some date at the end of September or early October? Can anyone validate this? I thought I heard that the Mogilny signing put the Devils near the cap and that if Stevens returned his signing would put them over but they would be able to sign him and figure out some way to dump some other salary before that specific date. Anyone?

    Anyway, Leafy, keep it real man, don’t worry about the haters on this site. Everyone claims to hate the Leafs and Leaf fans but a) Leaf articles get the most comments without question and b) the purpose of this site is (I believe) to discuss the obvious, wild and wacky and if people don’t like these types of posts then they can just go and f*** themselves.

  14. bunks says:

    “U WILL NEVER WIN ANOTHER STANLEY CUP! NEVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”…nice double-negative, retard! what, are you a prophet…because you seem to know everything?

  15. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    i find it funny colorado needs to dump salary yet thats maybe 4 million at most?????? and yet some how i think colorado would be getting more

  16. Shevy says:

    To Toronto: Alex Tanguay, Marek Svatos, John Michael Liles

    To Colorado: Bryan McCabe, Mikael Telqvist, 1st Round Pick, Prospect (Ian White??? Wellwood??)

    This trade is something out of a fairy tale. The Avs need to save half a mill so bad that they traded away 3 of the best youngsters they have so they can get possibly the worst prospects in the league and McCabe. The Avs dont need to dump salary because theyve been operating at a player salary of 60 mill for the past 5 years along, if anything they are going to spend all of the 39 mill to get the best team they can, still saving money not having to spend the 60 mill they are accustom to.

    If this post was however for amusing purposes then a job well done

  17. bossman says:

    That’s as crazy as Russ Courtnall for John Kordic…oh wait, that happened.

    OK, then it’s almost as crazy as Jagr for Beech, Lupaschuk, and….oh wait a second…that happened too!

    Despite the fact that everyone wants to put JFJ on a spit and roast him for him not doing anything, I truly believe that they need to rebuild. Hey, at least they got younger. Too bad they didn’t buy out Eddie the Seagull (don’t tell him I said that or else he will offer me 1 BILLION dollars to retract the statement). :)

  18. vindictiveb says:

    I am a leaf fan living in Edmonton

    im telling you all

    Ryan Smyth is not going anywere this guy is the heart and soul of the Oilers and the whole city loves him to trade him would be insane!!!

  19. wingerxxx says:

    For the record, I have nothing personal at all against Leafs fans at all. I am a Rangers fan myself, I’m used to having the hockey world hate my team. Toronto just has a very hockey crazed media, and I think a lot of those “rumors” are really suggestions made by the media, in this case, radio stations, to keep their GM on his toes. Heck, in New York, we have Larry Brooks, who is bad enough. Sometimes, I wonder just how this guy got his job. And has managed to stay employed with some of the garbage he’s written. It doesn’t mean that all New York fans think like that though. Ditto for Toronto and Leafs fans. If you stand up for your team, good for you.

  20. TMLfan2005 says:

    There just rumors Leafy heard about them u moron they may or may not happen and if at least one of them does guess whos going to look like an idiot? definetly not leafy

  21. wingerxxx says:

    I know what you mean. I guess that not all folks out there really take these sorts of things to heart. I just think it’s because of the number of Leafs articles compared to the number of articles for other teams. We Rangers fans went through this almost every year on this site. The team’s history with success on the ice and trades has a lot to do with it too. The personal attacks are definitely out of line though. That crap is just not called for. We all love hockey here.

  22. wingerxxx says:

    Not to burst the bubble or anything…But in the last season played, Lindros had 32 pts. in 39 games. Considering that he is going to have a very, very similar role in Toronto has he did in New York, I wouldn’t go expecting 100 pts. out of him just yet. He hasn’t had a truly great season in quite some time now.

  23. Aetherial says:

    The Leafs received dispensation from the league on the Nolan situation. His salary, whatever the settlement, will not count against the cap. Of course this also means he won’t be playing for the Leafs this year!

  24. Aetherial says:

    The rangers are second only to the Leafs in the bashing they take. Philadelphia and Detroit would be third :)

  25. Aetherial says:

    Drury is a “franchise player”??!?!

    And you question leaf and Ranger fans?

    Drury is a good player; that is it.

  26. Aetherial says:

    Yup I wish Toronto could fleece Phoenix for Nagy. He is a very good player.

  27. Stuv_Dogg says:

    Buddy, get original or get lost.

  28. TheHead says:

    WHAT TRULY TICKS ME OFF IS WHEN PEOPLE HAVE TO PUT DOWN THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS MESSAGE! HE ACTUALLY TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE SOMETHING THAT WAS WORTH PUBLISHING ON THE SITE. I’D LIKE TO SEE YOU PEOPLE WRITE SOMETHING. BY THE WAY HOW DO YOU PEOPLE FIGURE TORONTO HAS NO MONEY LEFT! THEY HAVE OVER 6 MILLION STILL LEFT! SO GET A CLUE!

  29. H_E_DBL_HCKY_STCKS says:

    You don’t know what you are talking about man. If my memory serves me right do the Leafs not have 4 defenceman playing for their farm team that were all on the 02-03 Team Canada World Junior Hockey silver medal roster? In which, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ian White, Jay Harrison, and Brendan Bell won the silver medal. Not to mention Kyle Wellwood and Matt Stajan. I don’t think the cupboard is as bare as people make it out to be.

    Add to the list if you will Steffan Kronwall, Alexander Steen, an emerging Karel Pilar, Pierre Hedin, Tukka Rask, Dwayne Ford, and look out for a kid named Jeremy Williams (Williams is a little on the small side but with the new rules he may excel with his skills). The Leafs do have some good young players they have to give them an opportunity to play at the NHL level.

    The Leafs have a solid team and if there are a plethora of injuries for them this year, it would all the better for them. Then the youth will have to be played and all will see that there is a good future for this team, especially on the backend and will only get better with the salary cap now in place.

  30. H_E_DBL_HCKY_STCKS says:

    You don’t know what you are talking about man. If my memory serves me right do the Leafs not have 4 defenceman playing for their farm team that were all on the 02-03 Team Canada World Junior Hockey silver medal roster? In which, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ian White, Jay Harrison, and Brendan Bell won the silver medal. Not to mention Kyle Wellwood and Matt Stajan. I don’t think the cupboard is as bare as people make it out to be.

    Add to the list if you will Steffan Kronwall, Alexander Steen, an emerging Karel Pilar, Pierre Hedin, Tukka Rask, Dwayne Ford, and look out for a kid named Jeremy Williams (Williams is a little on the small side but with the new rules he may excel with his skills). The Leafs do have some good young players they have to give them an opportunity to play at the NHL level.

    The Leafs have a solid team and if there are a plethora of injuries for them this year, it would all the better for them. Then the youth will have to be played and all will see that there is a good future for this team, especially on the backend and will only get better with the salary cap now in place.

  31. H_E_DBL_HCKY_STCKS says:

    You don’t know what you are talking about man. If my memory serves me right do the Leafs not have 4 defenceman playing for their farm team that were all on the 02-03 Team Canada World Junior Hockey silver medal roster? In which, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ian White, Jay Harrison, and Brendan Bell won the silver medal. Not to mention Kyle Wellwood and Matt Stajan. I don’t think the cupboard is as bare as people make it out to be.

    Add to the list if you will Steffan Kronwall, Alexander Steen, an emerging Karel Pilar, Pierre Hedin, Tukka Rask, Dwayne Ford, and look out for a kid named Jeremy Williams (Williams is a little on the small side but with the new rules he may excel with his skills). The Leafs do have some good young players they have to give them an opportunity to play at the NHL level.

    The Leafs have a solid team and if there are a plethora of injuries for them this year, it would all the better for them. Then the youth will have to be played and all will see that there is a good future for this team, especially on the backend and will only get better with the salary cap now in place.

  32. Shevy says:

    Are all those guys part of the rumored trade???

  33. WeedIan says:

    Leaf bashing is just a way of life, the Leafs are to the Canadiens as the Red Sox are to the Yankees.

    It will always be like that the Canadiens fans will always pull the we got more Cups card.

    The Leafs are the opposite of the Sox, people want them to fail every year, where as the Sox people wanted them to win the World Series every year. BoSox fans always cheered for the Sox to win, and beleived they were the best but always believed that something woudl happen as part of the Curse of the Bambino that would screw them over in the end.

    I think the leafs have the same problem. As i recall not exactly that the traded a strong team with Daryll Sittler, Lanny McDonald ect for nothing. Plus repeating that offense by trading Russ Courtnal for John Kordic.

    Either way that caused the leafs to get bashed constantly.

    Last year Bryan McCabe became the Leafs Bill Buckner, a good to great player who had a brain cramp and ruined thier playoffs. As Bill Buckner let the Ball go through his legs on a slow grounder.

    Either way if the leafs Spent like the yankees people would still say they suck.

    Either way leaf bashing will never stop because Toronto has one of the top 2 fan bases in hockey.

  34. H_E_DBL_HCKY_STCKS says:

    You missed the entire point of my posting……

    Lemme sum it up for you……

    I’m not the kind of idiot that comes up with Perrot for Heatley type rumors, so don’t lump me in with those kind of fans. I am a Leaf fan and tired of the bashing, if there are 1 or 2 morons that come on here and say Belak for Nash get angry with them specifically. Do not use the general staement of LEAF FANS this and LEAF FANS that.

    Not every Leaf fan is stupid enough to believe dumb trade rumors like that. And by the way Chris Drury hasnt done a damn thing since he left Colorado and this guy got to play with Iginla, Satan and Afinogenov….So a Tucker for Drury deal isnt that farfetched, but you can keep him.

    Don’t be jealous because the Leafs and Rangers had money to spend on players over the years. We are hardly in the Rangers category, we atleast got a moderate amount of success for what we paid for. Good luck in trying to hit that cap minimum of 21 mil. I look forward to the battle, excuse me, route when the Leafs roll into Buffalo or through it. 😉

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