Lindros is almost a Guarenteed for Tuesday Vs. Washington
The Leafs-Breakfast with Bill Waters on the Fan 590 is reporting that Lindros has had a successful FULL CONTACT practice with the rest of the Team and baring any last minute cancellations from the team doctor is Good to Go Tonight on his 33RD Birthday.
Something tells me it’ll happen whether its safe or not. Not to mention the leafs will need the pump to overcome the next four games, especially with a hungover Sundin who only returns this morning from the party in Sweden. It was further speculated that Lindros will be playing the WING and not center.
On a side note the leafs have to reportedly have to win 16 of their last 25 games to make it, assuming no other team takes a dive. They also have one of the toughest schedules ahead of them in those last 25 games. More Speculation states that the season will be played out and the leafs will not make a big splash in the market coming up to deadline, to see how thing playout. If they miss, expect sweeping changes over the summer.
They have 4 games coming before the draft with a two day layover until deadline. Their games come against washington (feb 28) Buffalo (march 3), ottawa (march 4) and the Canadians (march 7). Likely they will win against the caps and dump to Sabres, and Sens. They have a chance VS. MTL, pray for Theodore to be in net. But baring 4 straight losses indications are that they will not do anything for deadline, and if they do it will be minor, or same old same old of mortgaging the future for immediate success. And i don;t think that they will take a risk while they have a shot. Not to mention they will not take the risk of trading any key players for anybody of calibre and risk that playoff success.
Remember their are a lot of management jobs at stake here.
And People pls stop the SUNDIN rumours, he is never going anywhere, he will retire a leaf. they may hold onto his salary thil it plays out, and then resign him to a much reduced rate, but never trade. HE is our golden boy like Leetch was for the Rangers and Sakic is for Colorado. He is NOT going anywhere, no matter how much you *****, they will shop the rest of the team and the future before they do that. Unless, the ludicrous deal comes along that mortgages an entire teams future for one guy. And Guess what, that won’t happen.