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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Pavel Kubina should, for all the money he makes have at least 5 goals by now never mind the injury this guy has not been up to his money. So what does JFJ do I would say trade him here’s why………
The Tennessean reported that there were two Maple leafs scouts in attendence at recent Predators games. With Vokoun out 6 weeks with a hand injury its believed Nashville is shopping for an affordable temporary back up to Chris Mason and Mikael Tellqvist would certainly fit.
According to TSN, young defencemen Jay Harrison has been put on waivers…
“The Leafs have placed defenceman Jay Harrison on waivers to make room for captain Mats Sundin….
Harrison won’t officially be on waivers until noon on Sunday according to general manager John Ferguson Jr.”
The return of Mats Sundin poses a problem that Paul Maurice wishes he had more often. Where does Mats fit in?
According to hockey buzz a late leaf pick Anton Stralman could be the next Lidstrom, heres the article if you want to see it. Seems interesting if the leafs got Defenseman prospect of his potential coming to the marlies sometime soon
Every team needs a guy who will defend his team, a guy who can change the pace of a game with a fight. For many years the leafs had Tucker and Domi. Now Tucker is a goal scorer, and Domi is a TSN broadcaster. So where do the Leafs get their toughness from?
Rumours have been flying that Toronto Coach Paul Maurice is very upset with enforcer Wade Belak and has asked Toronto GM JFJ to bring him in a new enforcer who can get the job done. The anger for Belak started after Belak apparently told Maurice that he didn’t really feel like fighting in Toronto’s last game against Ottawa after Maurice asked him to go protect Darcy (Tucker).
What If, what if JFJ were actually witty? What if we spent our money wisely? What if we pulled the trigger on one of the biggest trades? What if we came out with a lineup that was favored to win the Stanley Cup? I wonder what that feels like….
According to Howard Berger of Fan 590, MLSE and JFJ are well into contract extension talks, thanks to the reasonably successful start to the season.
Once again you have amazed me with your stupidity about hockey. Not even a month into the season you want JFJ and Maurice fired. The Leafs under Maurice are more accountable, creative and play more like a team. Maurice is still the youngest coach in the NHL and is showing why he was named an NHL head coach in his 30′s. Oh yeah he outsmarted your buddy Quinn in the Conference Finals when he guided the Canes to the Cup.
Leaf fans must face the truth, that this team will fail, and they will be firing their General Manager John Ferguson Jr pretty soon. With the available GMs including Pat Quinn, Mike Keenan, Colin Campbell, Niel Smith, Dave Taylor, and many others, it would be stupid not to fire him unless this team surprises earlier. Whoever turns out being the next Maple Leafs GM, there are a few things I’d ask of him.
The Toronto Maple Leafs, in all likelyhood, will not make the Stanley Cup playoffs this year, sorry Leaf fans, last nights slaughtering of the Ottawa Senators was more proof that the Sens are over rated, then the Leafs being under rated. The Leafs are a team with their top goal scorers being Darcy Tucker, and Chad Kilger, (other then Sundin of course) who are both second liners, at best, and it has become painfully obvious, that whether he is the leagues outstanding player or not, a Leafs playoff appearance will mean a Hart trophy performance from Mats Sundin.
As a Leaf fan I am excited to see what could happen in tonight’s game against Ottawa. Its great to see that the Leafs are committed to playing younger players and how Head Coach Paul Maurice will handle this new Leafs team. With Paul Maurice behind the bench, the team will work hard and be more accountable for their actions unlike last year’s team.
I hope the Leafs make the playoffs but I more relieved that Quinn is gone as Head Coach. Quinn was a huge reason why the Leafs underachieved. I am ready to go, bring on the 82 game schedule.
Go Leafs Go
I submitted an article about the mistakes I think the Leafs have made in building their team. After that, I wanted to take a look at what they had, and what they needed and how I could have done it better.
Pavel Kubina will sit out Toronto’s season-opener against Ottawa on Wednesday after the NHL suspended the Maple Leafs defenceman one game for his cross-check on Detroit Red Wings forward Juri Hudler.