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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
With a full lineup last night the Leafs did not look impressive. What needs to be done? Is this a playoff bound team? Is making the playoffs and probably being defeated in the first round of prime importance or is positioning yourself for next year and beyond the proper focus?
You can question the selections up and down, use the excuse that Canada should have used youth, but it boils down to one thing. System. That has Pat Quinn written all over it. It was hard to watch this team play just like the Leafs. I don’t understand how elite players are caught cycling the puck down low, stifling their offensive creativity, as if they were average NHL plumbers, looking lost doing so. That’s not players, that’s system, and that’s Pat Quinn.
I have been a Leaf fan all my life. This is the first time I can ever remember cheering against the Leafs. I was actually disappointed last night when they tied it 2-2.
The Maple Leafs are clearly not going to win the cup this year, unless they pull a miracle out of their arse.
The Leafs-Breakfast with Bill Waters on the Fan 590 is reporting that Lindros has had a successful FULL CONTACT practice with the rest of the Team and baring any last minute cancellations from the team doctor is Good to Go Tonight on his 33RD Birthday.
It seems as though Eric Lindros is finally ready to return to the line-up in Toronto according to TSN.
There has been a rush of these type of articles, some of them credible some of them idiotic, this one will look to set them straight.
This one is mere specualtion on my part. And has no foundation whatsoever.
In the Event that the Toronto Maple Leafs (or Laughs) should tank the season and presumably rebuild, who should we acquire from a “prospect” basis.
Think this through before submitting.
Now that the Olympics, I wonder if the Leafs will make a coaching move either soon or after the season. As a Leaf and Canadian hockey fan, coaching has been a huge issue with both teams due to Pat Quinn’s coaching decisions.
After the Olympic break how are the Leafs doing, how are their players and management doing? I
have compiled a report card to show you:
Are there changes to come in Maple Leaf country?
Their very well could be in the wake of the Olympic debacle. Everyone knows that the Toronto Maple Leafs are in trouble. What else is new? But what we don’t know is what is going to happen for the future. All we can guess is that changes are looming for the LEAFS organization, maybe moreso than just the players.
It’s been a long time since I have posted an article, and I felt it was time for me to address something, as a Leaf fan, that is driving me (and who knows how many others) nuts for quite some time.
The Leafs will make one last offer to Brian McCabe worth 5.5 million per season (4 years)
If McCabe does reject this offer, I am told he will be traded by the deadline.
First of all, dont count the Leafs out of the playoffs yet. They need to trim the fat. Ship players to playoff bound teams looking for depth. Move Allison, Berg, Belak, Khavanov, Klee, Czerkawski, all for draft picks before they go as free agents next season. Trade Antropov and Stajan to Chicago for Arnason and Bell. Bring up the youngsters on defence (they cant do any worse than the veterans). Sink or swim with this team until next season.
Let’s be realistic the leafs are not going to win the cup, so why should they give up so much future for a player that will only get them into game 7 or round 1? Oneill, Lindros, Czerkawski are the only players on this team that if they are not playing with sundin do not fit anywhere else. Of all 3 czerkawski is the fastest, probably the only one with speed, he has the fastest slapshot of all 3 and more accurate. Lindros is the biggest and can through some pretty big hits that can change the momentum of a game. Oneill, no speed, no hard hits, and not that good along the boards, the only reason he has 15 goals is because he is playing with sundin, which is why sundin needs someone better.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are currently seeded in
ninth place in the Eastern Conference. They are only one point behind the Montreal Canadians for the eight and final Eastern Conference playoff spot.
I have compiled a list of the Leafs’ meeds and will say who is availible.
A rumor circulating according to hockeybuzz.com, and insider-rumors.blogspot.com, is saying that Chicago is offering up Tuumu Ruutu and there first round pick.
First of all, I would like to give a shout out to nordiques100 for a very well written article on the state of the Maple Leafs and the MLSE. As passionate Leaf fans, we hold them in the highest desideratum, and sometimes it peaks our interest to fantasize about players coming to our team to bring the one thing that has been missing for the last 39 years….the Stanley Cup. They are going through what is commonly referred to as a slump, but that is no reason to excoriate them, this happens with all teams, at some point, around the league. It has been close to a decade since Toronto has failed to make the playoffs but I think it may be time to be capricious, to change our game plan so to speak.
The Maple Leafs are done, and someone needs to fire JFJ and Pat Quinn, don’t change many of the players, but management needs to clean house.
This was posted and is entirely the work of Hockey Analyst Eklund over at hockeybuzz.com. The article goes as follows: