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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
10 games into the season and panic has already started in Leaf Nation. The Toronto Maple Leafs have had a rough start to the season getting only 9 of a possible 20 points in the first 10 games with the bulk of them at home.
William Houston of the Globe and Mail is suggesting that it may be time for the Leafs to trade Mats Sundin.
I know, you’re probably thinking “Another Leafs article”, but none of those articles are ever about anything. They are just repetitive rants about different line combinations, or unrealistic advice to GM John Ferguson. So I thought I’d write the truth, something that wouldn’t get Leafs fans made fun of…
The Leafs have called up Kronwall and Tlusty for the start of their road trip. Is this a sign that changes could be coming to the D. With Colaiacovo due back soon, Stralman now up and now Kronwall also called up, is this Maurice sending a message or are changes in the making? Harrison has also shown alot of grit with the Marlies, is he next? At forward Wellwood and Mark Bell are due back and with the call up of Tlusty, I would say that 2 forwards are on their way out. Again is this just Maurice sending a message or are changes coming up front as well? I would say that Ferguson and Maurice will do just about anything to save their jobs, so yes I expect changes to be made.
The Toronto Maple Leafs have talked the right talk thus far.mBut it really has been all talk.
Paul Maurice comes into training camp saying the Leafs need to work on 2 things:
1. Playing a better team defense
2. Staying out of the penalty box
That was over a month ago.
This guy has been playing his heart out, scoring, passing, hitting, doing everything he can to help this team win, if every player on this team had the same level of the energy as simon gomache for every shift that they hit the ice, the leafs would undoubtedly be fighting for the first place. I don’t know why, Leafs Players lack passion and enthusiasm that they should have for the game.
being up 3-1 and then losing 6-4 to bunch of 17-1nd 18 year old kids is absolutely unacceptable.
As stated on Sportsnet.ca, Tucker suffered a rather serious knee injury on Saturday against Chicago and is considered out indefinitely.
I had an epiphany of sorts last night while watching the Canadiens vs. Panthers game on TSN. What provoked this profound insight was the pre-game show, in which Glen Healy was asked, ‘Out of Florida, Toronto and Ottawa, who has a goal tending controversy?’. In a rare moment of brilliance, Healy responded by saying that the Toronto Maple Leafs were the only team out of the three who had an actual, bona fide goalie fueled conflict.
Various sources are reporting that the Maple Leafs are shopping Bryan McCabe and his hefty contract. First they need to get him to waive his no-trade cause similar to the Wade Redden situation.
He is interested in returning to the Islanders, the team he was drafted to. The Islanders do have the money available, but will they take the risk and who will they give up?
I’m fully aware that posts have been made with regards to Bryan McCabe’s poor playing ability, but I felt that tonights loss against the Buffalo Sabres in overtime, really emphasizes the frustration of Leafs fans with this particular player. Game in and game out, one cannot accuse McCabe of being inconsistent; although his consistency is of a negative nature. He continues to be a (-) minus player this season, and has even lost his scoring touch.
I have a very VERY hard time accepting the fact that Toronto (possible the hockey mecca of the world) has honestly one of the WORST GMs in recent history. Lets look at some transactions he has done lately that have boggled a few heads…
This is how Leafs can contend for stanley cup.
First we got to see where is our strength, surprisingly its our defense , where we have so many young talented uprising defenseman ( COLAIACOVO, KRONWALL, WHITE, HARRISON, STRALMAN, and WOZNEWSKI,) so we have to trade KUBINA and MACCABE to free up $10,750,000 salary cap.
Paul Maurice is not cutout to be an NHL coach, and I will explain why he is nothing more then just a minor league coach.
The first 4 games of the 2007-08 season have already described the Maple Leafs plight in a nutshell.
There was some really sad news after the Leafs practice today, because Jason Blake announced his condition.
Anyway you look at it #24 is a totally different defencemen then the one we traded for. The old McCabe would fight hit and was developing into a great defencive defencemen with a huge shot. Now today the only quality he has of those is the big shot. Now the question is how did he get there?
Solid against Ottawa
AM 640 in Toronto is reporting that Vesa Toskala will get the start tonight for the Maple Leafs in their game against the Canadiens.
Andrew Raycroft played in the opener with so-so reviews, as you would expect, and Vesa Toskala made his debut in Ottawa, and played well.
Overall, this was one hell of a game, and I was extremely pleased with the effort the Toronto Maple Leafs put in tonight, both offensively and defensively. The Leafs first line of Antropov, Sundin, and Blake showed chemistry, while the Stajan, Steen, Ponikarovski line also showed some spark.
According to www.sportsnet.ca, Andrew Raycroft will get the nod to start in the home/season opener tonight against cup finalists, The Ottawa Senators.