Maybe missing the playoffs is a blessing in disguise for the Leafs

Leaf fans are getting used to making the playoffs, but never winning the stanely cup, now the Leafs might wake up and realize that a change is needed. Lets start at the top. John Ferguson Jr has done some dreadful things as Leafs GM. Lets look at Nolan, who was with us during two playoff runs. He was injured in one of them, and was playing injured in another. How about Ron Francis? Brian Leech? Jason Allison? and he’s a terrible negotiator. Look at some of the contracts he’s mad for the leafs. Belfour 4.5mil, Allison 4.5mil, Kaberle 4.25mil, Domi 1.25mil. Ferguson has got to go. I say, put Pat Quinn back as GM. His aquisitions are not that bad:Joseph, Mogilney, and he’s done a nice job as coach every year except for this and he’s only struggling now because Ferguson gave him a terrible team to coach. Luckily, Pats coaching abilities have allowed him to produce rookies such as Steen, Wellwood, Colaiacovo, Kaberly, Kronwall, and many more.

Next lets look at goaltending. The new nhl is killing Eddie, his time is up. But Tellqvist is blooming into a fine goaltender. I say give Tellqvist the starting job and bring up Rask as a backup. With the wealth of young rookies the leafs have, it would be foolish to sign another (Like ferguson did with Aubin).

Defensively, the leafs are in good shape. McCabe is at his prime in many catagories, including penalty minutes. The Leafs hould let him go. (Besides, we’d have to pay an armand a leg just to keep him). We’d be better off to pic up wade Redden. Redden is cheaper (although we may have to outid the Senators) and a more sound player Defensively. Also we should let Khavanov, and berg go, and resign Luke Richardson, and Karel Pilar.

Offensively we need a bit more speed and grit, and we need to let go of the guys that constantly sit in the penalty box. Let go of Allison and Domi. Then get Mogilney back and play him with Sundin, everybody knows how well these guys play together. Then Sign Free agent mark Recchi, wo is, in my oppinion, a hard worker who would do wonders for this team.

Here are the lines:

Recchi-Sundin-Mogilney

Poni-Wellwood-Antropov

Steen-Stajan-O’neill

Kilger-Lindros-Wilm

Suglobov-Pohl-Ondrus

Kaberle-Redden

Richardson-Pilar

Kronwall-Colaiacovo

Wozniewski-Harrison

Tellqvist

Rask

Pogge

This team may or may not do well next season, but it gives oppritunities for our rookies to become star players.


12 Responses to Maybe missing the playoffs is a blessing in disguise for the Leafs

  1. Steve362 says:

    your an idiot

  2. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    I always read the lines first. I like the idea of keeping Lindros, but Antropov has to go, Mogilny is spelled with no “e”, and he’s too old, that isn’t a real top six, move Lindros up to play with Mats, and sign a real second line.

    Oh and no Tucker, no Domi, I’m not gonna bother even reading the actual article.

  3. Steve362 says:

    after calling you an idiot, i realized that your not actually an idiot, i agree with what ur saying…. sign mark and alex…. while were at it maybe we can sign ron francais, phil housley, paul coffey… and get back dougie and wendle

    might as well get potvin to go in net , because belfour is too old… and we can get don cherry to coach… hell we need an enforcer… think tiger will come play for us and if that doesnt work out id say we waste most of the cap on a start player like bobby orr or even gordie howe

    PLEASE….PLEASE…..not the sarcasim…lol

  4. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Are you kidding??? Don Cherry as coach would be AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Steve362 says:

    your just as crazy as this guy leafy, with your crazy proposals… just go buy NHL 2006 and stay in your bedroom and play it all day…

  6. Aetherial says:

    The only way missing the playoffs benefits the Leafs is if they get a real high pick.

    They won’t though. They will miss the playoffs and not get a real high pick.

    The rest of your suggestions don’t warrant a serious response.

  7. Toonces99 says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH….couldn’t have said it better myself….

  8. lukeleim says:

    Off season Transactions

    URF – Kim Johnsson , Willie Mitchell, Sergei Samsonov, Todd Simpson & Curtis Joseph

    Jeff O’Neill to the Carolina Hurricanes for Hurricanes’ 5th-round pick in 2006

    Nik Antropov, Andy Wozniewski & Justin Pogge to the Minnesota Wild for Patrick O’Sullivan & Wild’s 2nd-round pick in 2008

    Sergei Samsonov – Mats Sundin – Darcy Tucker

    Patrick O’Sullivan – Kyle Wellwood – Alexander Steen

    Chad Kilger – Eric Lindros – Ben Ondrus

    Alexei Ponikarovsky – Matt Stajan – Tie Domi

    ———————————————————

    Wade Belak

    Prospects: Jeremy Williams, Alex Foster, Aleksander Suglobov & Robert Earl

    Tomas Kaberle – Bryan McCabe

    Kim Johnsson – Willie Mitchell

    Carlo Colaiacovo – Jay Harrison

    ————————————–

    Todd Simpson – Brendan Bell

    Prospects: Ian White

    Mikael Tellqvist

    Curtis Joseph

    ——————-

    J.F Racine

    Prospects: Todd Ford & Tuukka Rask

  9. Realistic says:

    You have made it abundantly clear that you will never, ever (ever ever ever ever) be a GM in the NHL…or even Timmy Tyke house league for that matter.

    Those were some of the worst suggestions I have ever heard…and I have heard some horrible ones.

  10. Realistic says:

    I don;t get all the Antropov hating. Granted he takes a lot of penalties and has never lived up to his billing as a top 10 pick, but the guy is a solid 2-way player who makes less than the league average…and in my eyes, he is an average player!

  11. Realistic says:

    Dude, the Leafs aren’t trading Pogge…and if they did, they would either get more for that package or O’Sullivan and a 2nd perhaps for Pogge alone (remember, this guy shone at the World Jrs and was the CHL player of the year)

  12. lukeleim says:

    yeah i know that but at the age of 20 O’Sullivan has well over a point per game in the AHL, id rather have o’sully.

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