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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors

The Leafs in the Playoffs? Just Maybe

The Toronto Maple Leafs have not made the playoffs for the last two years. In my oppinion i think the Leafs dont need offensive but really defensive.

The Leafs could benefit from other teams overpaying for Free Agents

A lot of Leaf fans have been upset on how management has handled off-season moves. Numerous of teams have spent big cash and long term contracts to acquire talent. However, there may be a silver lining for the Leafs due to the off season moves. Players like McCabe or Kubina who we thought could not be traded at one point, have potential to be traded. How is this reality? Here are some examples

Why go crazy this year?

With all the talk of the Leafs throwing money around like drunken sailors hitting port for the first time in six months I just want to try and throw a little tidbit for you to ponder.

Maple Leafs to target key UFA's

The Toronto Sun is reporting that the Leafs are set to enter he bidding wars for key free agents tomorrow now that the salary cap is at the 50 million dollar mark.

What is sundins true potential?

Mats sundin has been stuck with second line linemates most of his career. The two best linemates he ever had were Gary Roberts and Alexander Mogilny with both of them past their prime.

Sundin is an nhl superstar who has been consistent through out his career being a more than point per game player. He is 29th in all time goals, 42nd in assists and 34th in points.

What are the leafs to do?

There is two days left until the free agents are allowed to escape their current nest’s and find a new burrow. Some teams such as montreal have been dumping salaries and will have a lot of play come sunday. Other teams such as vancouver are right up against the wall and have virtually no playing room. The leafs are a team inbetween. 

Why Cliff Fletcher would be a better choice than John Muckler

All the talk about John Muckler coming to Toronto has got me concerned. I think this would be a bad decision and here is why. Muckler has made some bad decisions concerning his old club the Senators, he has left them in a pickle concerning the salary cap not looking towards the future at all.

The proper leaf team to make the playoffs

Since Eklund has announced a possible pickup of Calder it has had me thinking of how the leafs should look for 2007-2008.

What the leafs need to do before Sunday

Assuming that the cap hits 48 million for next season, it gives the leafs about 6 million to spend on free agents. I dont think 6 million dollars would be enough to round out the forward units. Considering the amount of depth on defence, the leafs could possibly move one or two to free up cap space, to a team that needs defenceman. Keven Lowe of the Edmonton Oliers is looking for a puck moving defenceman. With a pending deal of Joni Pitkaien going to the canes and wade redden not likely going to Edmonton, Lowe could look at the leafs.

Numbers: why the Leafs can't sign a big name UFA

There is lots of rumors seeing the Leafs aquire top tier free agents like Gomez, Smyth, Kariya, Blake; and even second tier guys like Bertuzzi and Nagy. However, in an NHL governed by the salary cap, this cannot happen.

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