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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
TheFourthPeriod.com is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs are thinking about hiring former Columbus Blue Jackets GM Doug MacLean as their new full-time GM.
If the Maple Leafs tailspin calls for the firing of JFJ weren’t bad enough in Toronto, the team’s fans got another punch in the gut from an interview with Scotty Bowman on Saturday night.
The Leafs are in a position to have a good season in 08-09, but not in the standings.
Apparently the Toronto Maple Leafs feel bringing an old face in can possibly help the team out of its latest flunk, and you can also add the New York Rangers as well to the list of teams interested in Curtis Joseph.
In this article I will give a possible solution of how to turn the Leafs around, so that they are not forever a mediocre team.
This was reported by Eklund from hockeybuzz.com, so take it for what it is. The article stated that the Leafs have cancelled the team photo which was scheduled for this afternoon. I am one to jump the gun, so I’m going to say that there are changes coming in Leaf Land, if not now, then in the near future. What are your thoughts on the cancellation?
So who really is running things in Leafland like I’ve stated before, Peddie, or JFJ. John Ferguson still has a job. But he has no real power left.
Does Paul Maurice even remember what he even said before the season started? Well, if you don’t, here is some review, he said, “We will make the playoffs, and compete for the Stanley Cup.” Does that sound fimilliar anyone? Ya, what are the chances of that happening for the Leafs? Ya, not much of a good chance! Paul Maurice looks like an idiot now because he said that! The Leafs arn’t going anywhere right now!
What do you think will happen to the Leafs at the end of the season?
Here are some experienced onetime NHL executives who could help the Leafs map out an action plan for the team’s long-term future by becoming the club’s interim General Manager in place of John Ferguson for the remainder of this season.
OK…Here goes my little rant on possible moves…
1stly – Kaberle has not been playing like the player of old, many teams covet him…the San Jose connection seems possible. I say look at Washighton!!.. Ovechkin is going to be signed to an offer sheet for crazy money somewhere come the summer…why not beat everyone to the punch! as I’m sure someone will. I mean if you sell off to Washington for OV at least you have a franchise player.
Amid word that the Toronto Maple Leafs may be willing to trade him, forward Mats Sundin tells Toronto Sun’s Lance Hornby that he has no intentions of asking for a move out of town.
“That’s very safe to say,” Sundin said. “I didn’t sign a one-year deal last summer to (better accommodate a trade), I want to be a Leaf.”
The Sun Media is reporting that it may be time for the Leafs to clear house.
Coming from a true die hard Flyers fan, I am tired of the Leafs articles on here, and when I came across this one, it explains exactly what the Leafs should do with Mats Sundin so we don’t need about 100 more articles until he gets traded.
Given their current predicament, there really is only one unthinkable result to this season for the Maple Leafs.
That would be to miss the Stanley Cups playoffs – already a likely result – and then allow Mats Sundin to walk out the door as an unrestricted free agent at season’s end.