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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

Leafs should HIRE Muckler as team president

Rumor has it that the Maple Leafs are looking for senior help within the organization. John Muckler would fit perfectly as team president, look where he has taken Ottawa, he knows hockey and has ton of experience. If the Maple Leafs are smart they should sign Muckler as President which would bump Peddie right out of hockey duties and possible JFJ down the road pending what he does this off-season. Bottom line Muckler would be perfect as Leafs president.

A Planned Aprroach…Yes another leafs article.

I have been away from this site for a while.
And it is kinda sad to see not much has changed.
Although, there is less leaf talk which is a good thing. Not that I am about to help that.

Based on this years available signings and the consequence of the CAP going up dramatically, I would propose something a little out of the ordinary.

This is not a pipe dream, we get everyone article.
It is a valid approach.

Leafs could win now, and in the future by doing this:

Future and present.

Trade Kubina and our 2nd round pick Oilers for the 6th overall and a 4th round pick.
McCabe, and Stajan for the Islanders 08 4th round pick and their 09 1st round pick pick. (Tavares draft year cool.gif)

Who should the Leafs pursue in Free Agency

Free agency is heating up and the Leafs have around 10 million to spend. What do you do if you are JFJ? Good question

The 2008-09 Leafs

Ok. Since everybody and I mean EVERYBODY has stated their opinions/ideas/ridiculous moves for the upcoming year. I would like to take a peak to the 08-09 version of the Maple Leafs. I know it is impossible to predict but lets get the best idea we can. I say this because, frankly, the Stanley Cup will be tough to win next year for the blue and white. Dont’t get me wrong Im a huge fan, and believe thewy will make the playoffs, but I think it is a long process, so lets look at what we have. This years FA’s likely to be signed:

Why the Leafs should not sign Ryan Smyth this offseason

Ryan Smyth is a great player but the Leafs should pass on him. The Leafs should save that money and invest in other free agents and keeping their youth.

The Most We Could Get For McCabe And Who We Should Sign in the Off-Season

These rumors about Bryan McCabe, although seem unlikely, could very well happen. People on this website are saying that the Leafs would just get a draft pick and a prospect but other teams could not afford him unless we take at least 2 million from them. Perhaps a trade could look something like this:
Toronto:

Maple Leafs Revisited

Here is the present situation, Let’s see what we should do.

Leafs talking to Bowman?

According to the Sun Media the Toronto Maple Leafs are trying to talk the legendary Scotty Bowman out of retirement It is speculated that they are trying to convince Bowman to take over a senior position with the club “possibly even team president.”

A Leaf Biased Draft Preview

While not really a rumor HTR thought that Leafs fans may enjoy this article, written from a Leaf fan perspective. The Article is Timlap’s 2007 Draft Preview and it is a quality article about the players that are available for the upcoming draft. If you are not a Leafs fan the information is helpful in order to “get to know” the players that are available at the draft this year.

Leafs Nearing Deal With Sundin

The Toronto Star is reporting that the Leafs and Sundin are closing in on a deal. It is speculated that the Leafs will sign Sundin to a two year deal worth 11.5 million, the same as what McCabe earns.

'Center or Winger?'

Should the leafs get a winger or another centerman? I think they should get another center and have two dominant lines. Move Sundin along with ponikarovsky and antropov to the second line and have a new number one line to take some pressure off sundin.

Leafs Re-sign Staffan Kronwall

John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Thursday that the club has re-signed defenceman Staffan Kronwall to a two-year contract extension.

Kronwall, 24, began the 2006-07 season with the Maple Leafs, but was assigned to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL) on November 14. He played 47 games for the Marlies, collecting 17 points (3 goals, 14 assists) with 32 penalty minutes. Following the conclusion of the AHL regular season he was named the Marlies ‘Best Defenceman.’

Leafs sign Staffan Kronwall to a 2 year extension

JFJ anounced Thursday that the Toronto Maple Leafs have re-signed Defenceman Staffan Kronwall to a 2 year contract extension

Ponikarovsky is Canadian!

Alexei Ponikarovksy got his Canadian citizenship yesterday (June 6th) in Toronto and is now Canadian.

Who would you fill the blank with???

The Leafs situation this off season shouldn’t be to difficult. They need 1 top line winger, 1 second line center, and a backup goalie. Assuming, and I think it’s a fair assumption, the Leafs GM resigns Antropov, Battaglia, Williams, Colaiacovo, Kronwall, Harrison, and Racine. There line up will have three holes, the three I mentioned, and I want to know who you would fill the blanks with for the right budget.

Maple Leafs Sign Phil Oreskovic

John Ferguson, vice-president and general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced Friday that the club has signed defenceman Phil Oreskovic to a three-year, entry level contract.

What the Leafs should do if they actually want a good team this summer.

If the Leafs want a good team next season, then they don’t have to do alot. The last few seasons they have had a prettty good team, they just haven’t built on it. Last season they didn’t really do anything besides drafting Tlustly and getting Raycroft. This season they aren’t really in a different situation. Both years they finished 9′th and rellied on a different team to get them in, unfortunatley both years the team they wanted to win didn’t win.

Toronto a Leaf city not a Hockey City…..

As talked about this morning on the fan 590; finally my exact thoughts were voiced across Toronto and it’s surrounding area. None of the NHL playoff games have ranked in the top 25 TV rankings within the Torotno and surrounding area poplulation.

This solidifies my thoughts and what I have preached about over and over again…Toronto is in love with the Leafs and not the NHL or hockey for that matter. It’s a Leaf city not a Hockey city.

Hockeysfuture still a year behind

Popular prospect magazine Hockeysfuture shows leafs nation less credit, but is it justified?