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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
Maurice on His Way Out Of Toronto?
My typical Saturday night starts out with me taking the girlfriend out for supper then back home to watch the Leafs play.(lucky her eh?) And now most of the time ends with grief as the losses mount. But I noticed some tidbits that were aired that I wanted to pass on.
I have to admit, Raycroft USED to be a good goaltender (being a former calder trophy winner). But why trade Rask, he is pretty good for a young guy like him! I think that was the dumbest trade JFJ has ever made! Yes, Raycroft was a good goalie in Boston but now he is playing like he doesn’t care. Rask and Pogge were their future in goaltending.
With the Leaf’s season already off to a rocky start but not gone or out of reach by any means I believe now is the time to make a deal, or a shake up deal which will totally change how this team goes out an plays every night. I also believe the leaf’s have a possible trade partner in the SJ Sharks. Who have an already great team, thats way under cap, an would love to improve.
Possible ” Shake up ” deal.To SJ: -Sundin, McCabe, Tor’s 2rdp 2008
To Tor: -Marleau, McLaren.
The latest rumor out of Toronto has former Maple Leafs coach Pat Burns possibly taking over the head coaching duties from Paul Maurice.
According to Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Burns could replace Maurice if the Leafs do not improve their performance over the next little while.
A similar report by Rosie Dimanno appeared this week in the Toronto Star.
I have always said that even if the leafs were losing or being their regular inconsisent selves, i always could look forward to watching some of their young players play and, over the past 2.25 seasons, i have:
Mats Sundin has been one of the best players in the NHL this season. He’s 5th in points, 12th in goals, and 18th in plus minus.
Its clear that this is a guy giving 110% every night…probably because he want to win the cup.
Problem is, he plays on a team satisfied with 50%
Most GMs not convinced Razor is a starter
With a quality goalie like Ilya Bryzgalov being waived by Anaheim, it makes you wonder about the trade value of Maple Leafs goaltender Andrew Raycroft on the open market.
Damien Cox and Spector are reporting that there is virtually no interest in Maple Leafs goaltender Andrew Raycroft from around the league.
For gods sake please take Andy wozniewski out of the line up , this guy has cost the leafs at least 8 points. every single shift that his been out there on the ice the leafs defense look shaky he looks totally lost and doesn’t know what his doing or who his covering , he gave the puck away 4 times last night in his own end which is absolutely ridiculous and the coaching staff is rewarding him with penalty kill???
Canada.com “offsides” has reported a rumor about the blackhawks asking about the availability of Bryan McCabe.
Once again, the Leafs let another slip through their butterfinger-like hands. But this time, there are no denying that someone screwed up royally. Now, do we blame Paul Maurice for putting Kronwall on the ice with little time left on the clock (and allowing the tying goal) and then decides to put Antropv and McCabe as two of the starting trio. Or do we blame McCabe, who we should now call Mr. Overtime. He seems not only to be the achilles heel for the Toronto Maple Leafs this year, but the worst part about it is that he doesn’t even care that he causes so much misery. The look on his face after giving up that pass was priceless… take a good look at it… it looks as though it was indifference.
Sportsnet and the FAN 590 are reporting the Leafs will be without the services of defenseman Pavel Kubina after an injury to his MCL in Saturday nights shootout loss to the Rangers
Strong support for another NHL team in Southern Ontario
According to Forbes, the Toronto Maple Leafs are the most valuable NHL team, valued at $332 million.
This value is rather remarkable, considering that the Maple Leafs have not won the Stanley Cup in 40 years. In addition, Toronto came out on top even though it has a smaller population size than New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, the largest Metropolitan cities in the United States.