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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

how to make the leafs better

its become apparent that the toronto maple leafs have went off course which some expected to take place threw the first quarter of the season, and given many online publications already posted the blame game comes out .

Personally patience and drafting has been a proven method that would work in this day and age, some angry collumists and bloggers are already after coach ron wilsons job.
tsn wrote the following :http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=340397

If The Maple Leafs Organization Was Smart

If the Toronto Maple Leafs organization was smart than they would trade all of the players for which they can obtain draft picks in the first round, and trade them now. In doing this Brian Burke should be hoping to hell that he can fix his mistake of trading away his 1st round draft pick for 2011.

still time…. but not for long

- An ego like Brian Burke couldn’t possibly bare giving up two top lotto picks in consecutive season…… there is still time to salvage the season

Getting a centre for Kessel

Look, Brian Burke insists he is not looking at bringing Marc Savard to Toronto.

“The rumor – what I read anyway – is that Boston is looking to move this player,” he said. “We have some options presented to us over the weekend, trade wise, that do not involve this player (Savard) that we are looking at.”

Fair enough. If Burke says it, I believe it. The guy is a legendary straight shooter.

Leafs lose prized prospect

Billy Sweatt, a 21-year-old prospect from Colorado College, officially became an unrestricted free agent when he failed to reach a contract agreement with GM Brian Burke and the Maple Leafs.

Toronto acquired Sweatt’s rights from Chicago in the offseason trade that sent Kris Versteeg to the Leafs

Leafs likely to go trade route

When you have missed the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season and are void of high draft picks, there’s not much hope to sell in an NHL off season.

So many Maple Leafs fans will buy into the notion that Canada Day truly could be free-agent frenzy for the team and that their wheeling-dealing general manager will somehow do something to spin this thing around.

Reality, on the other hand, is considerably more sobering.

the blue north strong……..you'll see,future watch TML

So last season wasn’t a great thing to watch for leaf fans (actually it was quite abismal) but things should be looking up with a future with players like these:

Dion Phaneuf:Still only 25 and one of the youngest leafs to be named captain
believe me this guy IS NOT a one and done.

Luke Schenn: 21 and will feed off of the captains lead

Maple Leafs, New jersey

Leafs unveil a new look…… kinda

Burke asks Taylor Hall, Tyler Seguin to 'retire'

TORONTO — The Toronto Maple Leafs do not have a first- or second-round pick at next month’s NHL draft, but that has not stopped the team from trying to land top-ranked prospects Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin .

This ’n’ that

BRUCE GARRIOCH

Leafs D Tomas Kaberle will be moved before the draft. He submitted a list of three teams — possibly the Rangers, Bruins and Flyers — where he’d be willing to go on deadline day. Kaberle would rather not play in the Western Conference …

Trade Deadline: Leafs Edition

It’s deadline day and the Toronto Maple Leafs are definitely sellers the question remaining is what can Brian Burke receive for his wares?

Trade Deadline: Leafs

Its about that time again. The leafs are going to be missing the post season (again) and are now “sellers” at the trade deadline. So…let’s have a look at who is available this year…

Cox: Leafs find a new way to lose

So many inventive ways to lose.

That will be part of the inscription on the epitaph of this Maple Leafs season when it ends without a playoff berth, as most certainly will be the case.

Cox: Keeping Kulemin may prove pricey

The danger in evaluating the individual components of a ruined hockey season sometimes lies in assessing too much value to the few who have actually performed well.

Leafs Off-Season Wishlist/Good News, Bad News Scenerios

Yes I know, the season isn’t over, the Leafs can still make a miraculous run to the playoffs and end the 40 year drought, yeah yeah yeah. Anyone who has watched this team without Leaf goggles on knows that they are absolutely hopeless. The goal scoring this year has been decent, the defense has been improving, and the goaltending has been horrendous. Gustovsson plays respectably, but he is not good enough to make this team respectable. Toskala has been terrible, no other word for it, we can usually count on him for one weak goal per game if not more. But with every problem comes a solution, and whadda ya know? Another Leaf article giving one.

Anyways, the Leafs off-season wish list is long, and it will take a lot of signings or trades to get it done. Assuming they don’t resign any UFAs here is what they need.
Forwards

Kaberle pact handcuffs Leafs

The last thing Tomas Kaberle wanted when he agreed to a below-market contract with the Maple Leafs was any kind of attention.

That was the plan. Sign for less. Slip under the radar. Let the high-priced help take whatever heat was around.

The Kessel Trade – 3 Months Later

Alright. It has been just about 3 months since one of the biggest blockbusters of the off-season went down. After a few weeks of rumors, Burke finalized a trade which acquired a young, goal scoring phenom and signed him long term. Oh yeah, and he gave up a 2010 1st, 2nd, and 2011 1st. It is a steep, steep price, and with Kessel being injured for the first month of the season, and the Leafs having a horrendous 0-7-1 start to the season, Leaf fans were not happy about the deal.

Leaf to be… BR

OK I’ve read some reports that Bobby Ryan won’t be speaking to Anaheim for the rest of the season about his contract and have read that the leafs will be keeping a close eye on his progress this season as he is a rfa at seasons end..
Everyone says we wont be able to get him do to the lack of picks we have and prospects, but i have a proposal…

How were turing around!

What are your ideas for the rebuild for the leafs?

Mine are after 3-11-5

First we need to trade

What to do

This is what we should do first

Trade Toskala, Finger, Ponikarvosky to Anahiem for Gigeure,1st 2010

Trade Mayers to Atlanta for 4th 2010

Resign Gusstavson 3y 6.9M