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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Just for fun, I am going to take a stab at predicting what will happen to the Toronto Maple Leafs in the next 6 months. (note: take your time reading this. get a cup of coffee and relax. Also, understand that i am fully aware that this is all wishful thinking, that there may be some errors (if anyone can correct any info in this I would appreciate it), and that i do NOT think Neil Smith is infallible.
I’m not saying Raycroft is the best goalie in the league, but he’s also not the worst. I must voice my opinion on the distasteful treatment of Raycroft at home games. I believe that Raycroft can be and will be a solid goalie if he’s behind a solid team. Booing him at the end of the games will not help this players development, nor will it make the players in front of him really want to perform on home ice. It will also lead to second-guessing of potential F.A. signings.
At Trade Deadline:
To Columbus: White, Stajan, Williams, Suglobov
To Toronto: Nikolai Zherdev
NO! I know the Leafs won 4-2 against the Sabres Thursday night, but thats not what I meen! What I meen is that it seems Wellwood, Tucker, Poni, Antropov, White, Peca, and Wozniewski r injured. WOW! 7 of the Leafs players are out. 4 of them r returning soon, but 3 are not even close to coming back.
The worst thing in all this Fitzpatrick hoop-la and the entire state of Canadian hockey…not a single Leaf fan bashed Vancouver fans directly for this ridiculous push to get a nobody into the all-star game because our thoughts don’t bend immediately to bash other Canadian teams and their fans (I’m sure there’s a few but typical Leaf fans don’t). If this was Toronto trying to get Hal Gill in the all-star game Leaf fans would hear “typical Toronto, doesn’t have any decent dmen so they have to try to force someone in the all-star game because the rest of their team sucks and can’t make it in on a real vote, admit it Toronto your team sucks, you always have to be the centre of attention” and everybody would be all over the leaf fans for fooling with the voting system.
This maybe a pretty stupid idea. You’ve been warned! Selling off the whole team isn’t the answer, when your still in the hunt for a playoff spot. If anything the leafs should be buyers. If your fighting for a playoff spot is obvious your a decent enough team, you just need a few screws tighten up.
The Leafs first part of the season has been up and down, as of now more up than down(But just by one win). They have good young prospects who can hit(Newbury,Ondrus) score(Pohl) and just fun to watch(Suglobov). Some other good things are the re-emergence of Jeff O’neill, Bates Battaglia and Boyd Devereaux. The first half has seen some of the most memorable moments in Leafs history when Sundin got his 500th.(the absolute perfect goal) Sundin getting his 1200th point and passing a NHL great in scoring every game.
Mats Sundin is the most valuable National Hockey League player to his team. The Penguins wouldn’t be that far off pace had they taken Bobby Ryan instead of Sidney Crosby, they would certainly be off it, but not to a huge degree. The Toronto Maple Leafs would be nowhere near where they were if Mats Sundin were replaced by anyone.
After yesterday’s aquistion of Mike Comrie by the Ottawa Senators, I once again fear them. Once Spezza and Fisher come back they will have Comrie as either a second or third line center! The guy can still score!
So, I have compiled a list of what the Leafs can do to become competitive in the Northeast Division. JFJ came on the Fan590 a few days ago and stated that the Leafs have about $500,000 dollars in cap space to work with, so here are my possible solutions, which are all speculation:
The Canucks are on a bit of a hot streak, yet Naslund isn’t a part of it. The Leafs are finding it hard to score goals, yet it wasn’t the case when Sundin was injured.
No I’m not suggesting Naslund for Sundin. It wouldn’t benefit either team.
Who made up the rumor of trading Mats Sundin! 17 POINTS IN HIS LAST 11 GAMES!(< <
The Toronto Maple Leafs are missing three wingers currently, Darcy Tucker, Alexei Ponikarovsky, and Kyle Wellwood. Center isn’t as much of a worrying point, because Matt Stajan can always move up. Wing has been a problem for the Leafs since back when they had a 60 million dollar team, with their top three wingers, Nolan, Roberts, and Mogilny often hurt. Now the Maple Leafs are facing some injury problems, and there’s a cheap affordable option.
There was a rumor that the Leafs would trade Tucker to the Edmonton oilers for Torres and a 1st round pick. Starting with that, this is what I think the Leafs should do:
Ok this is juss a theory of mine , Would Brian McCabe be a better forward then a D-man . I think that Cabber has awesome Offensive talent but his Defence is suspect at best sometimes . I have always wondered what McCabe would play like playing along side of Sundin and Wellwood .
So much has been written and said about the 2006-07 Maple Leafs and one thing is holding true: this team just isn’t going to make the playoffs. So, what does it do? Well, one needs to re-tool and rebuild, no matter how painful. What are the possibilities? Well, how about Sundin, Raycroft, McCabe and Antropov to the Ducks for McDonald, Brygalov, O’Brien and Penner. Another vision has the same Leafs package going to the Lightning for Richards, Holmqvist, Boyle and Craig. Other possibilities: McCabe to the Sharks for Carle. Sundin to the Panthers for Jokinen. And lastly, Sundin to the Canucks for Morrison and a first round draft choice.
Hey all ^^ I’m a new user but i’ve been reading/checking out what people wrote in here for awhile and I must say some are good, some are bad, but then again it’s all based on opinions. This is my first post =_). Feel free to agree/disagree with me or speak your mind. As the title says this is based on if I was Leafs GM, alot of posts out there like this but… i just wanted to start another lol… so this is what i would do if i was Leafs GM.
I honestly i’m not a leafs fan, but I thought it would be fun to write an article about the Leafs, so don’t be to harse. Okay i’m just gonna write what I think the Leafs should do.
NOW BEFORE ANYTHING IS SAID I MUST POINT OUT THAT THE TOPIC OF THIS ARTICLE, AS CAN BE SEEN IN THE TITLE AND BY THE LITTLE PICTURE TO YOUR RIGHT, IS THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, I REPEAT THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, SO IF YOU DON’T WANT TO HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH ANYTHING THAT IS RELATED TO THE TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS, OR IF SIMPLY HAVE NOTHING SENSIBLE TO SAY THEN WHY WOULD YOU EVEN THINK ABOUT OPENING THIS ARTICLE
The Toronto Maple Leafs are in a huge slump and the biggest part of that is their in ability to score goals. Paul Maurice to try to find a solution is splitting up players with chemestry to play with Mats Sundin. Sundin has extremely goo chemistry with the Poni and Antro.