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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
According to rds.ca, Mikael Tellqvist signed a one year contract. No financial details disclosed as of yet!
I think this is a good move since the Leafs are in a rebuilding mode. They probably won’t make it to the playoffs anyways so might as well try to develop young goaltenders.
I know I said no more Leaf articles till October, but watching the Canes win using one thing the Leafs lack hugely, that they used to excell at hugely, really angers me.
Barb Digiulio on the FAN590 indicated that the Leafs and Eric Lindros may have a tentative 1 yr deal for $700K
There is no mention on any site of this actually happening.
Before you all say “who!?!”, here is some info on him.
He was the captain of the University of Minnesota Golden Gopher (NCAA).
Harrington, a 23-year-old native of St. Cloud, Minnesota, played in 40 games for the Golden Gophers this past season, and earned a career-high 36 points (three goals, 33 assists). Harrington was Minnesota’s team captain in his fourth and final season at the school.
Harrington won a national championship with the Golden Gophers and was a WCHA All-Rookie selection in the 2002-03 season. In 129 career games at Minnesota, Harrington earned 109 points (14 goals, 95 assists) along with 264 career penalty minutes.
Harrington’s father, John, played on the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, which won the gold medal.
Source – http://www.mapleleafs.com/news/news.asp?story_id=2016
He is by all rights a solid defenceman, and since he is being signed and not drafted, there is really no downside to this deal.
I am not here to tell you what the leafs are going to do this summer because pretty much no one out there can predict what such an unpredictable organization is going to do over a summer coming off a disappointing year. I am going to tell you in this article some of the more likely possibilities that actually make sense unlike the ones other people like to ramble on about but have no chance of happening in a life time.
A couple of weeks ago the leafs had fired Quinn as the head coach. Now Ferguson decided that the leafs wanted Maurice to be the coach and now he is. This was the right move and I think Paul Maurice would be a great coach. Now the leafs had been struggling with injury problems and players being retards and losing.
This past season was a bust, but the Leafs did find
out some good things from this. The first is that a
teammust go with speed not power. The second is money can’t buy a team, they must develop their
Well, I’ll keep this short and to the point, for those who may not yet know…
The Philadelphia Flyers GM was pretty angry about the firing of Leafs head coach Pat Quinn…
Thurday evening, late, the Fan590 in Toronto was doing an interview with Jim Devallano.
It was extremely interesting to listen to what he had to say about the Leafs and JFJ, having been there before when Detroit was an awful team in the early 80′s.
Former 13 year owner of his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs Steve Stavro has passed away at the age of 78 of an apparant heart attack.
First off let me say this, If JFJ is serious about keeping his job and “bringing the cup home,” let me tell you he better do some serious moves and he better complete them too.
The Toronto star has reported that Leafs GM JFJ is expected to buy out Tie Domi for 1 million dollars and Re-sign Lindros to a one year deal worth 0.75 Million dollars.
The last time the Leafs missed the playoffs was the 1997 season, that year the Leafs had Mike Murphy start the year as coach only to have him replaced mid season by Nick Beverly on an interim basis. The following summer news came down that the Toronto Maple Leafs had hired Pat Quinn as new coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In ’98 Quinn stepped a board the media juggernaut that is Toronto and guided a team of unknowns and misfits captained by the only sure shot NHL caliber offensive player the team had at the time in Mats Sundin. Two things were certain on that team Mats Sundin was a great player and goaltending was strong behind Curtis Joseph.
I have to call out LeafyMcLeaf for his recent Leaf article posted this past Sunday.
This will likely be my last Leaf article till October, I might write some news, or analysis of signings in July, but there won’t be any more Leaf articles by me for a few months at least.
This is one of the most dissapointing seasons I have witnessed in my time as a Leafs fan (I moved here from Detriot in 1999). I was disspointed that
every year the Leafs I was here I heard people saying the Leafs have a shot. Well, look what happened now.
Until now I have come to HTR and been a passive fan of this site. I find the information that I can access here serves mulitple purposes. Sometimes its informative, but usually it makes me laugh. Im refering here to the ridiculous banter that goes on and of course the insane speculations. I am a leaf fan (regretably). Yes it hard to watch them nowadays and even more difficult to defend.
During the off season, the Leafs made a few, what were then called, “high profile” free agent signings. Guys like Jason Allison (who hadn’t played in years due to injuries), Jeff O’Neil (who Carolina couldn’t wait to dump), and Eric Lindros (who was and still is damaged goods). The Toronto-centric media was all over these signings. But the worst spate of journalistic bias came with the signing of Mariusz Czerkawski. In September 2005, Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun wrote:
Reputedly, Mariusz Czerkawski can do back flips after he scores.
With the exceptional play of Jean-Sebastien Aubin as of late is there a significant chance of him returning as a starting/sharing goalie with Tellqvist?