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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Soooo, it didn’t take long for the center of the universe to get to Brian Burkes head. Not only is he walking a very thin ethical and legal line by talking about players under contract, he is shaming the future Leafs Captain and the most solid building block the Leafs have had since Sundin in Luke Schenn, not to mention setting himslef up for a huge faceplant at the draft table and upstaging the greatest playoff round of hockey in memory.
There have been countless proposals & wild speculation in regards to the Maple Leafs draft day strategy however, I would like to take a more logical look at the possibilities.
The Leafs currently hold the 7th overall pick in the upcoming entry draft which is speculated to be the deepest in years. The projected top ten NHL hopefulls all show the potential to be a solid building block for their respected NHL clubs.
this off season weve all heard alot of speculation about what brian burke might have up his sleeve, but lets get some of your opinions.
when i think of the leafs roster i think of a team in need of alot of changes, basicly been in rebuild mode since the late 60s with little to no accomplishment to date,
1) Seriously, their are many talks about the Leafs going for number one getting John Tavares with the number one talk. Why wouldn’t they be talking about it? He’s the best player in the draft, the hometown boy, and his favorite team are the Leafs. Heck, its similar to when everyone believed Sydney Crosby should play for the Habs a few years back.
It has officially been announced that Luke Schenn will be representing Canada at the 2009 World Championships. Schenn was informed Saturday, after the teams win over ottawa, by joe nieuwendyk. The rest of the roster is expected to be announced by tommorrow morning.
The leafs trade with tampa at the trade deadline left many people wondering what was going on. With Lecavalier’s new contract starting next year the lightning could use some cap space. Rumors are that the leafs took on Kolzig in an attept to land a top 2 pick on draft day. The rumor is that the leafs would agree to take on Malone’s contract in exchange the lightning would give their first rounder (2nd overall) for the leafs first rounder (7th overall and one of their second rounders)
It looks like because of a number of wins in the last month the leafs will end up drafting in the 5-8 range. Who would you take around here. In my opinion the leafs should pick Brayden Schenn. He is a good 2-way player. He is physical and would only get better playing with his older brother. Who would you pick.
This is my second post here. I had no choice but to leave my opinion about Maple Leaf Fans.
First of, I am a Die Hart Leaf fan my self, It make me sick to read comment from people who have no idea about hockey, complaining about What Brian Burk should do, How much they hate Brian Burk because what he said on his interviews.
Dominic Moore will likely be moved by the trade deadline. It has been said Moore’s agent and Burke were disputing over Moore’s salary. It has been rumoured Moore asked for $2.75 million a year for 2 or 3 years.
Its less than two days from the trade deadline and have seen quite a few players gone so far.
- thrashers trade D Schneider to montreal for 2nd and 3rd round draft picks
- islanders trade F Mike Comrie & D Chris Campoli to Senators for F Dean McAmmond and a 1st round draft pick.
- Montreal trade F Steve Begin to Dallas for D Doug Janik
- Anaheim trade F Chris Kunitz and prospect F Eric Tangradi to Pittsburgh for D Ryan Whitney
- today*- Atlanta trade D Niklas Havelid to New Jersey for D Anssi Salmela
I have an idea for the Leafs. We all know the rumours about Columbus wanting Nikolai Antropov, and how Brian Burke wants a first rounder for him. Then there is Tomas Kaberle. He may very well be on his way out of Toronto this Wednesday. I though of a deal sending Antropov and Kaberle to Columbus.
I’ve posted this trade in a previous comment, and I recieved some positive feedback.
If anyone was listening into the FAN 590 today, Bob McKenzie has stated that Brian Burke is starting to take offers on propsects Jiri Tlusty, Anton Stralman, and current Leaf players Nik Antropov and Alexei Ponikarovsky.
If Burke and the Leafs are looking to trade with Kabarle then Calgary could be a possable partner. A trade that could work between the two clubs:
TOR= Greg Nemisz, 09′ 1st round pick, Eric Nystrom type player
During the broadcast of an nhl game on tsn, Pierre Mcguire stated that burke has made it known that another gm offered him a lottery pick in this years draft for defenceman Luke Schenn,
Burke turned down this trade and i am willing to bet that the gm was Brian Lawton of the lightning. The lightning are in desperate need of defence and i cannot see Burke turning down this deal from Atlanta or New York who are in position to pick Victor Hedman and John Tavaras.
TheStar.com is reporting that Thomas Kaberle is now likely to stay with the Leafs and not be moved after all despite the fact that he has provided Burke with his list of his preferred destinations.
Rob Longley of the Toronto Sun is reporting that Dominic Moore’s play has improved so much this season that he may now be n the trade block.
This is my first post on htr and i wanted to address possible deadline scenarios for Toronto. Here are a few possible trades that could benefit the leafs in my opinion, Please comment!
According to Steve Buffery of the Toronto Sun not only has Tomas Kaberle waived his no trade clause but apparently his agent has handed the Maple Leafs a list of 10 possible destinations for his client, also Brian Burke has denied a report out of the New York Post the stated Burke saying that the only untouchables on his team are Luke Schenn, John Mitchell and Mikail Grabovski.
The leafs are rebuilding their team. Luke Schenn has already shown he belongs in the NHL. It has already been publicly said on various sports stations that in the future schenn will likely be the next captain. That is likely to happen in a couple years. Howerver with Kaberle, Kubina, Antropov, Ponikarovsky likely to be moved by the trade deadline that would leave Schenn a spot at possibly an Alternate Captain role. Should the leafs trade those four player that would leave only Moore and Mayers of the 5 current captains. Schenn has been a solid defenceman for the leafs this year. If kaberle and kubina are traded that would leave him as the leafs top D-man, as Ron Wilson himself said schenn was top 3 as far as the leafs defence this year. With Schenn continuing to play the way he is and the leafs trading their current veterans, Schenn just could be an alternate captain next year.
The talk of the town in Toronto is who should be moved on or prior to March 4th. Any player who has worn a blue and white jersey with any spec of trade value has been mentioned. So, I’d like to comment on players who I believe should not be traded.