Maple Leafs: Experienced…or just plain old?

I know everyone always talks about the invaluable benefit of leadership, character and experience come playoff time, but how much is too much? Surely Leafs fan know of all the failed trade deadline signings from recent years; Phil Housley, Doug Gilmour, Glen Wesley, to name just a few. What’s to make anyone think this year will be any different? Can the additions of Ron Francis, Brian Leetch and Calle Johannson make a difference this year, when it’s never made a difference before? Is management really trying to win each year or are they just leading their faithful (obsessive) fans back to the trough so they’ll buy seasons tickets for next year? Or worse still, spend all their money on those stupid flags that Leafs fans hang out of their car windows each year. Can a mere $5,000 donation to help food banks in Ottawa really be enough to brainwash their fans into thinking they are going to win the cup, yet again this year, when they never do? Is $5,000 enough when the average salary in the league is approaching $2 million? Apparently so, because Leafs fans still rant and rave about how their team is going to win the cup, just they like believed last year, and the year before. But how can they think this? Let’s look at the stats of their “veteran” talent and compare how they faired this year compared to how they faired in their prime.

Part One: over 30

Ed Belfour(age 38)

This year=31 wins 2.21GAA .915 SV%

Career year=43 wins 2.47 GAA .910 SV%

(still on the top of his game, but rumour has it his wonky back had them considering Olaf Kolzig, so not exactly a sure thing in the playoffs when Kidd is your backup)

Ron Francis(age 41)

This year=11 goals 23 assists 34 points -10

Career year=27 goals 92 assists 119 points +25

(2 years ago maybe, but now fans should be happy if he gets a point every two games)

Gary Roberts(age 37)

This year=27 goals 18 assists 45 points +6

Career year=53 goals 37 assists 90 points +32

(already retired once, the next one can’t be too far away)

Joe Niewendyk(age 37)

This year=19 goals 27 assists 46 points +4

Career year=45 goals 50 assists 95 points +40

(listed as day-to-day, what a surprise)

Calle Johansson(age 37)

This year=0 goals 2 assists 2 points +3

Career year=11 goals 41 assists 52 points -2

(not bad for only playing 4 games, but do you really want a guy who just came out of retirement and only played 4 games to be one of your top 4 defencemen)

Brian Leetch(age 36)

This year=15 goals 33 assists 48 points +1

Career year=22 goals 80 assists 102 points +25

(probably most talented of their veteran crop and closest to prime, but still he was never known for his defensive abilities which is important in playoffs)

Tom Fitzgerald(age 35)

This year=7 goals 9 assists 16 points -3

Career year=13 goals 21 assists 34 points -3

(never was much, but still is half of what he used to be)

Alex Mogilny(age 35)

This year=7 goals 19 assists 26 points +6

Career year=76 goals 51 assists 127 points +7

(I know…he only played 33 games, but that’s my point, he’s old and injury prone)

Bryan Marchment(age 34)

This year=4 points 106 PIM’s

Career year=20 points 313 PIM’s

(was my favourite player when he wore a Hawks jersey 10 years ago, holy @#$% that was 10 years ago!! He should get a good view of the playoffs from the press box)

Tie Domi(age 34)

This year=17 points 208 PIM’s

Career year=14 points 365 PIM’s

(someone should tap him on the shoulder and tell him he’s not a scorer, not much of a fighter anymore either, always bows out of the tough ones)

Mats Sundin(age 33)

This year=30 goals 42 assists 72 points +9

Career year=47 goals 67 assists 114 points +21

(getting older, but obviously any team would still love to have him, can’t say anything bad about him)

Robert Reichel(age 32)

This year=10 goals 19 assists 29 points +1

Career year=40 goals 53 assists 93 points +20

(he’s only 32? To watch him play you’d think he’s 42!! How can anyone be this washed up this young?)

Drake Berehowsky(age 32)

This year=6 goals 18 assists 24 points -11

Career year=12 goals 20 assists 32 points -4

(typical Leafs move, bring in an ex-Leaf to make the fans happy, stats are deceiving, because somebody had to play the powerplay in Pittsburgh)

Owen Nolan(age 32)

This year=19 goals 29 assists 48 points +5

Career year=44 goals 40 assists 84 points -1

(“Father Time”, the grey beard and visor say it all, like Wendyl Clark, a 32 year old man in a 50 year old’s body)

Ken Klee(age 32)

(was having a career year, though it all took place in the first half of the season, and those pesky injuries crept up, will miss the rest of the year)

Michael Renberg(age 31)

This year=12 goals 12 assists 24 points -2

Career year=38 goals 44 assists 82 points +8

(was surprised to see he’s only 31, how can anyone be so washed up so young?—see Robert Reichel)

Trevor Kidd(age 31)

This year=6 wins 3.26 GAA .876 SV %

Career year=22 wins 2.61 GAA .909 SV %

(should someone in his 30’s still be experimenting with goofy facial hair?)

Part Two: approaching 30

Bryan McCabe(age 28)

(having a career year, not much you can complain about here except for being prone to take stupid penalties that could hurt them in the playoffs, but overall, any team would love to have him)

Darcy Tucker(age 29)

This year=21 goals 11 assists 32 points +4

Career year=24 goals 35 assists 59 points +24

(about to go the way of other tough guys like Nolan and Domi, his stupid penalties should hurt the Leafs in the playoffs)

Chad Kilger(age 27)

(4 points in 37 games, need I say more)

Aki-Berg(age 26)

(not old, but washed up at 26)

Well, there you have it, 17 players from their active roster who are over the age of 30, most of whom are well past their prime. Nobody has played the full 78 games, and only 5 have played over 70. This wouldn’t be so bad if their young talent was good enough to get them through all the injuries that the older players are sure to have, but that’s a pretty tall task to hang on the shoulders of Tomas Kaberle. The only other youngsters are Antropov, Ponikarovsky and Stajan and the Leafs will be lucky if all their points add up to 90 by the end of the year. Beyond that, the only one’s I’ve ever heard of are Nathan Perrott and Harold Druken, so I’m sure there’s not much there to count on(if Druken is still even on the team). I really don’t understand how Leafs fans can delude themselves each and every year. I basically started this as a joke, but even I was surprised that they only had 2 good players under the age of 30. Antropov, Ponikarovsky and Stajan are going to be good players, but none of them has even approached their prime yet. I’m sorry Leafs fans. I started to write this article to make fun of you guys, but now I just feel sorry for all of you. And to think how many landfills are going to be filled by all those plastic flags when the Leafs go out in the first round.

I know everyone always talks about the invaluable benefit of leadership, character and experience come playoff time, but how much is too much? Surely Leafs fan know of all the failed trade deadline signings from recent years; Phil Housley, Doug Gilmour, Glen Wesley, to name just a few. What’s to make anyone think this year will be any different? Can the additions of Ron Francis, Brian Leetch and Calle Johannson make a difference this year, when it’s never made a difference before? Is management really trying to win each year or are they just leading their faithful (obsessive) fans back to the trough so they’ll buy seasons tickets for next year? Or worse still, spend all their money on those stupid flags that Leafs fans hang out of their car windows each year. Can a mere $5,000 donation to help food banks in Ottawa really be enough to brainwash their fans into thinking they are going to win the cup, yet again this year, when they never do? Is $5,000 enough when the average salary in the league is approaching $2 million? Apparently so, because Leafs fans still rant and rave about how their team is going to win the cup, just they like believed last year, and the year before. But how can they think this? Let’s look at the stats of their “veteran” talent and compare how they faired this year compared to how they faired in their prime.

Part One: over 30

Ed Belfour(age 38)

This year=31 wins 2.21GAA .915 SV%

Career year=43 wins 2.47 GAA .910 SV%

(still on the top of his game, but rumour has it his wonky back had them considering Olaf Kolzig, so not exactly a sure thing in the playoffs when Kidd is your backup)

Ron Francis(age 41)

This year=11 goals 23 assists 34 points -10

Career year=27 goals 92 assists 119 points +25

(2 years ago maybe, but now fans should be happy if he gets a point every two games)

Gary Roberts(age 37)

This year=27 goals 18 assists 45 points +6

Career year=53 goals 37 assists 90 points +32

(already retired once, the next one can’t be too far away)

Joe Niewendyk(age 37)

This year=19 goals 27 assists 46 points +4

Career year=45 goals 50 assists 95 points +40

(listed as day-to-day, what a surprise)

Calle Johansson(age 37)

This year=0 goals 2 assists 2 points +3

Career year=11 goals 41 assists 52 points -2

(not bad for only playing 4 games, but do you really want a guy who just came out of retirement and only played 4 games to be one of your top 4 defencemen)

Brian Leetch(age 36)

This year=15 goals 33 assists 48 points +1

Career year=22 goals 80 assists 102 points +25

(probably most talented of their veteran crop and closest to prime, but still he was never known for his defensive abilities which is important in playoffs)

Tom Fitzgerald(age 35)

This year=7 goals 9 assists 16 points -3

Career year=13 goals 21 assists 34 points -3

(never was much, but still is half of what he used to be)

Alex Mogilny(age 35)

This year=7 goals 19 assists 26 points +6

Career year=76 goals 51 assists 127 points +7

(I know…he only played 33 games, but that’s my point, he’s old and injury prone)

Bryan Marchment(age 34)

This year=4 points 106 PIM’s

Career year=20 points 313 PIM’s

(was my favourite player when he wore a Hawks jersey 10 years ago, holy @#$% that was 10 years ago!! He should get a good view of the playoffs from the press box)

Tie Domi(age 34)

This year=17 points 208 PIM’s

Career year=14 points 365 PIM’s

(someone should tap him on the shoulder and tell him he’s not a scorer, not much of a fighter anymore either, always bows out of the tough ones)

Mats Sundin(age 33)

This year=30 goals 42 assists 72 points +9

Career year=47 goals 67 assists 114 points +21

(getting older, but obviously any team would still love to have him, can’t say anything bad about him)

Robert Reichel(age 32)

This year=10 goals 19 assists 29 points +1

Career year=40 goals 53 assists 93 points +20

(he’s only 32? To watch him play you’d think he’s 42!! How can anyone be this washed up this young?)

Drake Berehowsky(age 32)

This year=6 goals 18 assists 24 points -11

Career year=12 goals 20 assists 32 points -4

(typical Leafs move, bring in an ex-Leaf to make the fans happy, stats are deceiving, because somebody had to play the powerplay in Pittsburgh)

Owen Nolan(age 32)

This year=19 goals 29 assists 48 points +5

Career year=44 goals 40 assists 84 points -1

(“Father Time”, the grey beard and visor say it all, like Wendyl Clark, a 32 year old man in a 50 year old’s body)

Ken Klee(age 32)

(was having a career year, though it all took place in the first half of the season, and those pesky injuries crept up, will miss the rest of the year)

Michael Renberg(age 31)

This year=12 goals 12 assists 24 points -2

Career year=38 goals 44 assists 82 points +8

(was surprised to see he’s only 31, how can anyone be so washed up so young?—see Robert Reichel)

Trevor Kidd(age 31)

This year=6 wins 3.26 GAA .876 SV %

Career year=22 wins 2.61 GAA .909 SV %

(should someone in his 30’s still be experimenting with goofy facial hair?)

Part Two: approaching 30

Bryan McCabe(age 28)

(having a career year, not much you can complain about here except for being prone to take stupid penalties that could hurt them in the playoffs, but overall, any team would love to have him)

Darcy Tucker(age 29)

This year=21 goals 11 assists 32 points +4

Career year=24 goals 35 assists 59 points +24

(about to go the way of other tough guys like Nolan and Domi, his stupid penalties should hurt the Leafs in the playoffs)

Chad Kilger(age 27)

(4 points in 37 games, need I say more)

Aki-Berg(age 26)

(not old, but washed up at 26)

Well, there you have it, 17 players from their active roster who are over the age of 30, most of whom are well past their prime. Nobody has played the full 78 games, and only 5 have played over 70. This wouldn’t be so bad if their young talent was good enough to get them through all the injuries that the older players are sure to have, but that’s a pretty tall task to hang on the shoulders of Tomas Kaberle. The only other youngsters are Antropov, Ponikarovsky and Stajan and the Leafs will be lucky if all their points add up to 90 by the end of the year. Beyond that, the only one’s I’ve ever heard of are Nathan Perrott and Harold Druken, so I’m sure there’s not much there to count on(if Druken is still even on the team). I really don’t understand how Leafs fans can delude themselves each and every year. I basically started this as a joke, but even I was surprised that they only had 2 good players under the age of 30. Antropov, Ponikarovsky and Stajan are going to be good players, but none of them has even approached their prime yet. I’m sorry Leafs fans. I started to write this article to make fun of you guys, but now I just feel sorry for all of you. And to think how many landfills are going to be filled by all those plastic flags when the Leafs go out in the first round.


96 Responses to Maple Leafs: Experienced…or just plain old?

  1. IceColdSoda says:

    Yep, I am…I’ll be laughing when the Leafs lose in the first round. When was the last time they won the cup? ’67?

    Hey, I think half their players on the roster today were celebrating their 18th birthdays back then.

  2. Spider_Rico says:

    You need a girl man….have a little too much time on your hands to blast out a pile of garbage like that

  3. Wills says:

    Chelios has been in the playoffs 19 different seasons and has never been a minus, and right now is a plus 136 in playoff games. I would take Chelios over anyone on the Leafs defense for the playoffs.

    You can take Belfour and his bad back over Legace and Cujo, I’ll take my chances with what we’ve got in net. Detroit is 10th in the league in goals against while Toronto is 18th.

    Not saying the Leafs have no depth, but I’m questioning if they have enough to win in the tough Eastern Conference where they might end up getting into a seven game series against a team like NJ or Philly. The starting 6 defensemen for the Leafs seems kind of soft except for McCabe. I question if they can handle a team with big forwards in a seven game series.

    Leafs have a long way to go in the East to make it to the finals, but like I’ve said before I hope they do and meet the Wings. It would be great for fans, and the game of hockey to see two of the best original 6 teams go at it.

  4. Enigma says:

    I’ll agree to that…esecially the point of the soft defense that the leafs seem to have. The wings and leafs finals would be outstanding.

  5. Enigma says:

    nope, you can’t be lucky for pretty much a decade. i was just saying, i know typos happen but it looks retarted on your part to call someone stupid when u can’t spell the word. No offense.

  6. Enigma says:

    scratch that, u can spell the word (i hope so lol). i should’ve said when u don’t type it correctly.

  7. Enigma says:

    Of all the things that I disagreed with this article, it was the Darcy Tucker comment that bothered me the most. “his stupid penalties should hurt the leafs in the playoffs.” First off Darcy brings a ton of energy to this team, and he can raise the level of play from his teammates. If you noticed Darcy’s playoff performances in the past, he rarely takes stupid penalties during crucial times in the playoffs.

    Yes I realize that the regular season he’ll tend to do that, but come playoffs he usually plays with a steady head. Pat quinn went as far as saying that he was pretty much their best player in the playoffs last year. and if you’ve seen the last few games, u can definitaly notice that his presence is missed (especially in the tampa game).

    Bash him all you want but I feel that the guy can be a valuable asset. Especially in what was supposed to be his career year this year.

  8. LF2004 says:

    Buddy tell us something we don’t know. Don’t you have anything better to do on a Friday night but sit there behind your computer think of another way to bash The Leafs. Every single point you make, has been stated and argued already. Leaf fans are not the only ones waving flags or have flags attached to their cars (ever been to Ottawa, just drive down Hwy 416 or is 417 mind you, you’ll only see a car every so often.) And the point about the $5000.00 dollar donation, having to do with their commitment to winning…you lost me on that one.

    *not all Leaf fans think their going to win the cup.

    *we don’t think we are the center of the universe.

    *we don’t think or obsess on other teams as you guys do about the Leafs.

    *yes we do have a chance at winning the cup this year, as do 15 other teams.

    *yes for every 1 sensible leaf fan there are 2 that are morons. But every team has these types of fans its just (and you gotta admit) the leafs have more fans than most teams.

    *I understand that you are trying to be funny, but are actually the opposite.

    Lets talk about the team we think has the best shot. I really think its New Jersey if you ask me…and NOT the leafs.

    Take it easy,

    Have fun go out get laid, get drunk, met someone etc….

  9. LF2004 says:

    not to mention we have the 3rd most wins in the NHL.

    the guys an idoit..plain and simple.

  10. LF2004 says:

    do you have anything other than to say, “haven’t won a cup since 67” I think we know this by now. The sky is blue, if a tree falls in the forest does anybody here it? blah blah..67 blah blah.

  11. nocuphere says:

    Has the west turned into the womens division? There isn’t any gimmes in your division either. And the wings are just as old and banged up as the leafs. They were bounced by the ducks last year with virtually the same team except for Hatcher who is definately one solid hit from being on the shelve again. Cujo as you are aware is also nowhere near 100%. If you’re comfortable with Legace and Lamothe thats great.

    As far as D softness, Lidstrom is Brian Leetch. I laugh when people say Leetch isn’t a great defender. I’ll take his plus 9 with the leafs iver his resepctable minus 2 all year with the rags. Leetch has a more offensive upside with Lidstrom being the better defender. Jamie Rivers is Berg reincarnated.

    Anyway we could argue back in forth all year, but at the end of the day it’s going to be a long and scrappy road for both the wings and leafs, and everyone else for that matter.

  12. nocuphere says:

    clap clap clap clap.

    Well said bro.

  13. nocuphere says:

    Not to mention he was the only player to show up against the flyers last year.

  14. antisensfan says:

    the leafs trade alexander steen and aki berg for the first overall draft pick this year….how bout other options….

  15. Wills says:

    Leetch isn’t even in the same league as Lidstrom. The Toronto media must be really getting to you if you can even consider Leetch and Lidstrom together. Leetch is a good defensemen but nothing compared to Lidstrom who is the best playoff defensemen in the league today. Detroit was coming off a Stanley Cup win last year, and wasn’t as motivated as they should of been, its almost impossible to repeat these days. This year Detroit has Hatcher, Whitney and Lang in the line up, they also have a much better Zetterberg, Datsyuk, Draper and a healthy Yzerman. The East looks hell of a lot more harder then the West right now.

  16. IceColdSoda says:

    Are you completely incoherent on purpose, or are you just mentally ill? I’ve only said the cup since 67 thing ONCE. The analogies you make are completely inane. What are you talking about? You spelled “hear” wrong. It’s funny how I could pick out so many things wrong with you from just 2 lines of text.

  17. cwthrash says:

    I’ve never been a Toronto supporter, but then again I’ve never been someone who feels the need to bash them because of that fact. I just say what I feel; no more, no less. Just wanted to use that as a disclaimer since most people are very hyper-sensitive about this.

    But I disagree with that third point that you stated. I don’t think that it’s a case of others obsessing about the Leafs. I think that most of the comments you see stem from another point you made; that you have more fans than most (especially that post here) and more often than not they speak without even the hint of thought.

    It’s more about the sheer volume than anything else. So much is said about the Leafs, all the time. And in that are many comments that can draw the ire of others. If enough venom is spewed, something will eventually get under the skin of just about everyone.

    It’s more about the obsession that the Leaf fans have. That’s not inherently a bad thing. You love your team, I can’t fault anyone for that. But over time, even the most tolerant fans will get annoyed by the constant barrage and start firing back.

    That’s a point that seems to get lost in the shuffle many times when one or both sides are complaining about the comments we always see. For my money, it’s something that should be expected and shouldn’t be the point of contention that it’s always made out to be. It will continue to be of course, I know my words certainly aren’t goint to sway too many (or any for that matter). Just thought I’d bring it up.

  18. tml28 says:

    I don’t really get what your trying to get at, but your probably just retarded… ummm ok i believe Toronto when they won the cup, it was similar to the team they have now,, age wise. The Leafs have the best leadership skills in the league out of any other team. they will beat the Sens or the Devils in the first round no doubt about it, they have 4 good lines good defense and an awesome goalie, u have no idea what your writing about, just stop writing these stupid articles, what did that take u like 2 hours to write get a life

  19. kidhenry1 says:

    This is like a RedSox fan saying that “haven’t won a world series since 1918” isn’t important. While the Leafs aren’t (or at least don’t appear to be) cursed, they do have something to prove this season. Your beloved JFJ has pulled out all the stops at the deadline, and if they don’t manage to go deep in the playoffs, then it will all have been a waste of time and decent prospects.

  20. nocuphere says:

    Toronto Media?????? Think again bro. Nova Scotia. Breeding ground of tough guys, drunks, and hockey players. I can’t stand leaf fans from Toronto, and I don’t listen to the media there either.

    Leetch is like a 10 time all star, a conn smythe trophy winner, and a few Norris’s along the way. Don’t even bring up age, you have a few dinosaurs on the point over there too.

    Detroit was coming off a Stanley cup the year before???? C’mon Wills I know you’re not going to make excuses. Although I don’t know what it’s like to make excuses for a year after hangover seeing as I wasn’t even thought of when the buds last won.

    Anyway like I said we could grow old fast arguing back and forth about the wings and the leafs.

    The forwards match up well, The D edge belongs to the wings, but the leafs have the goaltender.

    All in all well matched teams with about 25 hall of famers between the two.

  21. TheCoach says:

    I honestly hope you’re joking.

    Other options: – waive Berg and pray that someone might pick him up.

    To get Ovechkin (probable #1 pick), a team will have to give up a high first round pick, and a NHL proven top tier player. Not Berg and Steen.

  22. TheCoach says:

    When the Leafs won theCup, the NHL was totaly different. It was less demanding physically. Their were 50 year olds playing back then.

    Why will they beat the Sens and Devils in the first round so easily? Brodeur is the best goalie in the world, NJ has four solid lines, they have an experienced team as they won the Cup last year, and a terrific defense. Ottawa has probably the most depth, as Mike Fisher and Peter Schaefer could very well be on the 4th line at the start of the playoffs, they have, next to Detroit, one of the best top 4 and top 8 defensive cores in the league, and Lalime has proven that he can play terrific in the playoffs, and he is returning back to the form of last year now.

    Leaf fans shouldn’t be so confident. They act like they’re clearly head and shoulders above the other teams in the East and they are clearly not.

  23. Wills says:

    Well I can’t say nothing bad about a Nova Scotia boy, the East Coast boys really know how to have fun, I’ve been on a few hockey tournaments out East and loved it.

  24. sensman99 says:

    God, if they had an NHL golfing tournament next year, and one team competed against another team, I would be damn SCARED of the Leafs… ’cause they’ll be out there early this year to practice!

    SENS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. chanman says:

    Yawn

    Oh boy wow look another article about THAT team.

    Thier chances are nontheless good, better now than several years past. Yeah, they are old , experiance, previosly owned whatever. I dont like then but they have a shot if they can get past a tough first round. there are no easy teams in the east. ( xcept isles if they make it)

  26. hockeyscarfo says:

    um Why did you copy the article u wrote and paste it again, u have two part 1s!. by the way this is the worst article ever, nolan sucks because he has a grey beard? this better now be hockey wise yur talking about, hopefully just some crappy jokes. You try to hard, u know how many articles people wrote similiar to this with those queer jokes under each player? eh buddy tell me the team u go for. I can make fun of them 2, torontos in the top 5 teams in the leauge, old is good u could say. and u think the leafs are the only team with fans that think there going to win the cuP? just as i glance over this realy is corny and u tried to hard. And u say we have a bad future, and under thirty players? we have top ten future in the league. http://www.hockeysfuture.com and did u ever hear of alexander steen, brendan bell, carlo coliacovo, kyle wellwood, peter svboda, mikael tellquvist, jay harrison and ian white? ya jackass

    Go leafs Go, and please again tell me who yur team is. Shitface

  27. mattf says:

    YUP, HE’S NOTHING BUT A MORON, MAYBE HE SHOULD PLAY CRICKET WITH THOSE INDIANS WEARING DRESSES

  28. nocuphere says:

    Yeah it’s a great hockey area,and a good party place too. Five universities in Halifax, and skin everywhere. lol.

    Your boy Legace looked good yesterday. You guys own the avalance. Looks like Datsyuk has awoken again.

  29. bubbakazoo says:

    They have next to no prospects, shit old players. *****, get your heads out of your asses. I *****ing hate you bullshit *****sucking homo leaf fans. ***** Toronto, the Leafs and all of you. Die s*****.

  30. bubbakazoo says:

    The Leafs are the whores of Canadian hockey. Only brainwashed WASP *****s can be deluded enough to think that spending out of control is the way. 67! HAHAHA

    Die Toronto s*****.

  31. bubbakazoo says:

    I will defend the Leaf Haters. There are more of us than there are of you, and in a fight, we’d eat you and your bullshit Toronto plastic stanley cups, shit them out and sell them to your retarded asses for 29.95, plus tax, *****.

  32. bubbakazoo says:

    They have more top young players. Zetterberg, Fischer, Datsyuk, hell, even Dandenault and guys like Maltby are better than your bullshit Stajan, and Ponikarovsky. Get a life shithead.

  33. bubbakazoo says:

    Or just a Toronto fan….woops! Same thing!

  34. bubbakazoo says:

    Typical bullshit. Why the ***** would a team like Washington, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Chicago or whoever else really sucked this year trade a chance at Ovechkin for a spare part defenceman and a prospect that has no chance of being half as good as Ovechkin? Do you know anything about hockey? Why do Leaf fans always do this? What is wrong with the water in the Queer City?

  35. Furlong19 says:

    Nolan is done for season!!!!!!!! THat *****s the leafs right up. He’s their youngest guy. And without him they lose a lot of scoring and grit.

  36. Enigma says:

    he’s definitaly a huge loss to the team.

  37. sensman99 says:

    In response to your title… plain old.

    SENS ROCK!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. nocuphere says:

    Right on tough guy. We got a name for little punks like you, they’re called *****es. That dose of crabs has got you all excited.

  39. LeafBasher_BEATER says:

    This article is a heap of crap. There are no good supporting arguments. All the article is , is repeating the players ages. This ****ed up loser should go back and throw his ****ed up head on an encyclopedia so the idiot can try and get smarter.

  40. LeafBasher_BEATER says:

    This article should never have been posted.

    One of the most worthless and unintelligent articles ever!

    Go LEAFS Go!

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    leafs are # 1

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

    Go LEAFS Go!

  41. ranford4life says:

    just for interest’s sake, check out the history archives on 2002 Olympic Ice Hockey, see who the gold-medal winning goaltender was.

    (note: not too much trap used by Canada in that one!)

  42. nocuphere says:

    Yeah moron!! It’s called depth eh. Stajan and his 15 goals are waiting patiently to get in.

  43. Tops04 says:

    The problem with the Leafs is that they got confused about the whole value of leadership. That is, you can only really have one leader, or maybe a few, if they are pulling in the same direction. Getting 12 guys you call leaders to lead 4 young guys is pointless.

    What happens if Ron Francis tanks a game, will Joe Nieuwendyk take him to task? Will we see Roberts telling Leetch off?

    When things go badly you want a leader you can turn to. In Toronto’s case I think that was Mats Sundin, I think it still will be. He is a great leader from the looks of it. Bryan McCabe could have been asked to be a leader too I think, but now he is back to twelfth on that ladder.

    In any case, Toronto is still a good team, but not a lock. I would challenge anyone to bet on a lock for the playoffs. I’ll take the bet.

    It will be interesting to see the match-ups, because some teams have big problems with others (see Toronto vs. Buffalo, not that this could happen in the playoffs anymore). I am hoping that the East doesn’t beat each other up so much that the West takes the Cup. Mind you, the West looks tough enough too.

  44. hockeyhead says:

    the redwings are. don’t you read the hockeynews?

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