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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

Mark Bell: Expected to be Reinstated

According to TSN and their sources; which are usually 100% reliable; Off-season acquisition Mark Bell will be reinstated sometime today; meaning that his 15-game suspension will begin counting.

This would mean that Bell is eligible to return on Nov. 6 against Ottawa.

Maple Leafs Camp Cuts

The Leafs have cut goalie Scott Clemmensen, forwards Jiri Tlusty, Tony Salmelainen, Jeremy Williams, Ben Ondrus, Simon Gamache and defenceman Jay Harrison…All but Tlusty MUST clear waivers.

End Game For the Leafs

“The Toronto Maple Leafs will make the playoffs and compete for the Stanley Cup”.

This was the grand promise put forth by coach Paul Maurice. While showing such confidence is admirable, the reality of the situation is that the Leafs like last season will be scrambling for one of the final few playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.

Leafs vs Sabres: an eye opener

The negative reflux from Leaf fans after the embarassing loss to Buffalo has done a great job of hiding the true issue at hand.

Who takes Wellwoods Spot?

This is for the Leafs board. If it is on the main page i am sorry to the anti-Leaf fans, who will take offense for some reason.

So how do you replace a Kyle Wellwood? You can’t, but as the old cliche says, one mans misfortunes is another mans opportunity.

Injuries already hurting the leafs

Well, here we go again. There hasn’t even been a regular season NHL game, and the Leafs are facing a serious injury.

Leafs Training camp Questions

Questions Leaf fans are asking about the 2007-2008 season.

Leafs close to signing Salmelainen

According to Finnish website Ilta-sonomat, the Toronto Maple Leafs are close to signing free agent forward Tony Salmelainen.

How Good Can the Leafs Be?

If you have kept track of the Leafs off-season you will know that they are vastly improved from last year. They improved goaltending and scoring and kept a good blue-line intact. Many would say the Leafs overacheived last year for such a average team when teams with star power and depth like Carolina finished lower. I think that 6th place is a good prediction for the Leafs because injuries will likely show their ugly face once again.

JFJ did GOOD???? this off season

Is there any way JFJ had a good offseason?? Well look at what he did do instead of what he didnt do.

He went out and got a 40 goal scorer which the leafs definitly needed in Jason Blake

He got a better goalie than Raycroft which the fans were begging for in Vesa Toskala

He also got a 3rd/4th liner which has had a couple of 20+ goal seansons in Mark Bell

He even got a replacment backup in Clemmensen which shows in Black and White that Raycroft will be dealt at deadline.

Possibilities, Possibilities..

Most Leafs fans right now have been blowing around quite a lot of trade rumors. So I just thought I would conjure up some possible (sensible) trades that John Ferguson Jr. could do (and probably won’t because he’s John Ferguson Jr.)

Leafs Rookies

The leafs might not be the best team in the NHL right now, but the future is looking pretty good. Right now I’m going to show you what tomorrow’s Leafs have in store. (1st being the best)

Leaf's Practicle Rumors

Leaf fans, I may have found a solution to the latest rumors / problems the Leafs have been dealing with.

The first is this constant notion that Raycroft is going to get traded to LA for Cammalleri. I really don’t think it’s going to happen simply because Cammalleri got a low contract and might not get traded at all now. IF in fact he is on the block, then arises the second issue, competition. Other teams are in on this thing too and I really don’t think Raycroft alone is enough to land us Cammalleri. I said from day one that I wanted to keep Raycroft because he provided the pressure behind Toskala to simulate the situation in San Jose and to have him there just in case Toskala falters or gets injured, both of which are still entirely possible.

Cammalleri to T.O?

I’ve been visiting quite a few sites lately and Cammallari to Toronto seems to picking up some momentum.

The Value of McCabe

Brian McCabe is often critisized for many things. Giveaways, a huge contract, poor defensive play, but his value to a hockey team is greatly underapreciated.

One by One rating of our 2007-2008 Leaf Roster

Rather than arguing if the Leafs have a playoff capable team or not, anybody with half-a-mind knows they definitely do as long as they can steer clear of the mass amount of injuries they went through last year. However I would like to go from top to bottom and rate each “guaranteed roster player” out of 10 as for their value towards the team goes….if I slip even once there’s people on this site with nothing better to do than just point out flaws…let’s see them come to life if I slip on a player they disagree on.

Leafs training camp will be competitive

Assuming the Leafs make no more major moves, there are 30 players with a decent shot at making the leafs roster in training camp.

Leafs Trade Rumours

There are many trade rumors surrounding the TML lately, and these are the options that they should take

What Should Be Done With Raycroft And Why

There has been a lot of articles posted as to what the Leafs should do (sorry to all you non Leaf fans who get very angry at the number of Leaf postings that appear) and without any further adu here is my 2 cents.

Cujo Back To Leaf Land?

It has been reported by TSN that former Leafs starting goalie Curtis Joseph ( Cujo) would like to come back to the Leafs, possibly to mentor the younger goalies.