My Leafs offseson
If I were Cliff Fletcher I wouldn’t sugarcoat anything.Tucker, Raycroft, Bell all bought out. (or traded, but thats unlikely)
All of this buyout will be placed on next seasons cap (totalled 8.8 million)
Kubina traded at the draft for a 1st round pick
Blake Traded at the draft for a 2nd round pick
Clemmenson resigned for 1 year (one way) at 0.5 mil
Get Vorobiev and Kulemin over from Sweeden
Resign Sundin at 1 year 8 mil
Resign Ondrus, Moore, and Foster (3, 1, and 3 years respectively) for 0.5 mil
Resign Stajan and Wellwood for 3 years at 1.5 mil per year
Sign Holik 1 year 1.5 mil
Start Devereaux, Battaglia, Ondrus, Foster, Pogge, Walser, Sifers in the AHL with potential callups
This is at the very least a step in the right direction. The leafs scouting staff is pretty good, and will make good use of those picks.
This team may finish last, but its young enough to “get lucky”. What I mean is, young teams will struggle for a few years then take off. See Buffalo, Nashville, and recently Montreal. Keeping that success is another story, but for right now the leafs need to get the ball rolling.