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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
With the latest signings in Toront, there appears to be onespot left on the 23 man roster.
According to a press release from Mapleleafs.com, they have resigned BELL, COLAIACOVO, HARRISON AND NEWBURY.
Hockeybuzz.com is reporting that the Peca signing
could come as early as today! The Canadiens and
Islanders are still saying that “it could fall through.”
The leafs still have enough money to get Carter, Peca or Allison. Here is how they are set up.
According to Spectator’s trade rumours it appears that John Ferguson Jr. is done stacking his forwards lineup . He said in quote “the team does not have to add anymore fowards” and that “We could go with what we have,”
According to the Toronto Sun, The Leafs and Toronto born defensman Carlo Coliacovo have agreed to a one year deal worth approx. $905,000. The Sun also reports that JFJ does not expect any difficulty in re-signing the remaining RFA’s: Matt Stajan, Brendan Bell, Jay Harrison, Karel Pilar, and Kyle Wellwood.
I am tired of terrible management! The only good GM we’ve had since Punch Imlach was around is Pat Quinn! And he was forced to resign as GM before he could make the team perfect! We coulda won with Quinn leading the way in 2004, and now we have John Ferguson, and the team looks like it did in the Ballard days.
According to the Toronto Sun Anson Carter has fell off the leafs radar screen as a likely free agent aquisation. The Toronto Sun also reports negotiations between JFJ, Jason Allison, and Mike Peca are on-going.
According to TSN.CA, they state that the Maple Leafs have signed their 2006 1st round selection.
Its the bottom paragraph
According Howerd Berger of the Fan 590 – The leafs have offered Michael Peca a 3 year + 1 year player option. A little less money but more tenure. I would expect an announement Monday.
First of all… Hal Gill was a very good signing by JFJ @ 2 mil. Take Jay McKee on Buffalo for example, he was one of the best defensive D-men in the league last season (although he did lead the league in blocked shots) here are his numbers while playing on the top seeded Sabres last season.
This article is an attempt to defend JFJ and his moves as G.M.
Ill start with the players that remain from the starting roster that he inherited: Sundin, Stajan, Kaberle, Kilger, Ponikarovsky, McCabe, Pilar, Antropov, Tucker.
Free Agency began on July 1st and right when i saw the leafs had signed Pavel Kubina and Hal Gill i was thrilled. I thought that JFJ was actually working hard to improve the leafs. I kept checking hockey sites because i figured he would sign some offence, but i was wrong. All he has done is re signed low impact players for too much money.
According to startribune.com, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed the AHL scoring leader last season (who was an UFA with the Minnesota Wild organization last season), Erik Westrum to a one-way contract.
Maybe he can regain his form and crack the line up, that would be nice to see. We all seem to forget about him, and his once 20 goal-player status.
Now that the Leafs have almost set their line-up for the 2006-07 season, who won’t make the team and what would the lines look like? I’m going to set a line combination with possible signings (ex. Roberts, Lindros, Peca). I’m interested to hear all of your feedback and your own ideas.
The Leafs are very close to the salary cap limit thanks mostly to their top 4 defensemen. Did they over pay for Mccabe, Kubina and Gill? Yes, they did but the Leafs are building from net out. I prefer this year’s roster with Kubina, Gill and Raycroff over last year’s roster with Berg, Khamonov and Belfour.
Restricted free agent forward Nik Antropov has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Terms have not been released.
Howard Berger of the Fan 590 reported today that over the last 24 hours he has heard that the Leafs have been pursuing UFA Mike Peca.