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First round draft pick Jiri Tlusty had the winner as the Leafs defeated the Canadiens 3-2 in the rookie tournament final at Ricoh Coliseum. Justin Pogge made 34 saves for the win. The Maple Leafs main training camp opens on Friday. Earlier on Tuesday, in the 3rd vs. 4th game, Florida defeated York University 9-1.
Everyone knows the troubles Calgary had last season putting the puck in the net. It seemed Iginla was he only big scorer the Flames had last season. The situation looks similiar for the Leafs.
Florida Beat York University, and Toronto beat Montreal on the first day of the rookie tournament.
It is past time to put Sundin on a short leash either he does something for us or we trade him while he has some minimal value.
For all you Sundin lovers what has he really done for us. This supposed superstar is not even averiging a point a game as a Leaf, the only time he has had over 100 points was playing with sacik thank you sacik for making him look better than he is.Sundin is only as good as the players around him.
After reading and partaking-in many discussions, I decided to look up some of the leafs prospects.
Asking myself, are the leafs really as deep as we, in Toronto, think? Or do we suffer from the normal delussions of the local fans believing their talent is the best?
We certainly can’t say that about our team at the NHL level.
First off I Wanna say im very excited about this upcoming season but these past few months, hockey talk has been quite boring .. So i wanna start something up and bring my opinion to your minds .. SECONDLY i wanna back up Hal Gill because every post i look at .. everyone is bashing this signing and bashing him all together. This guy has been a +56 the 3 seasons before the lockout, he played for a HORRIBLE Boston team last season and STILL only had a
-4 rating .. Our Beloved Lindros was a -3..Klee when he was with the leafs was a -8 Lets take a look at some stars and see there +/- rating .. hmm 1st off Ryan Smyth -5 .. Sheldon Sourey -11
Jovanovski -8 .. Boyle -8 .. Pronger ONLY a +2
Our Leafs McCabe and Kaberle -1 .. Kubina -13 ..
BEST of all everyone loved the signing of the 2 time Selke award winner Michael Peca .. yeah he was a -4 aswell .. nobody bashed him .. most of the league struggled last season because nobody truely knew what to expect .. now with adjustments we’ll see some change
Honestly Gill isnt as bad as everyone seems .. hes the perfect stay at home defenceman the Leafs truely need. We all know he isnt a guy who will put up points and we honestly dont need that
so go ahead and bash because some may not like my opinions but im stating facts like it or not.
NOW here we go .. lets talk some trades and such
If i was to be asked if the Leafs would make the playoff’s this season, i would honestly have to say yes simply because they have improved there team, they made all the right moves by letting go of the right players and bringing in the right players .. maybe not the right prices but none of us can say anything .. its simply not our money .. but if it was my team for a day here is what i wuld honestly do.
Since Nashville is curriently shopping wingers .. the 1st thought that would go through my head is screw Carter. for the amount of money he wants .. it aint worth it .. c’mon 3 mill for a guy who played along side 2 great skilled playmakers last season and only put up 55 points, he truely isnt worth it.
Ferguson should seriously take a look at Nashville’s wingers .. He should offer a deal like this
To Nashville : 2nd Pick in 2007..5th pick in 2008
To Toronto : Erat OR Hartnell
I Know we need a “star” for Sundin but honestly these 2 guys played on the 2nd/3rd line for Nashville last season and put up some pretty nice numbers (48 for Hartnell, 49 for Erat)
Erat is starting to show he can be a capable playmaker. I think he would excell on Sundins wing. Hartnell could be a nice powerforward for Sundin aswell .. but honestly i believe we need a playmaker or scorer who will match up nice with Sundin .. but Hartnell would fit nice on a line with Peca and Tucker .. that would be the perfect shutdown line.
Some other deals/ signings i believe ferguson should think about is this
Sign Daze to a 1 year deal worth around 1 million
Make An Offer to Morozov for 3 years worth 1.5
Any Other opinions on what the Leafs should do .. send away!
Hi guys –
I’d be really surprised if the Leafs began the season with three goalies; JFJ must be under a lot of pressure from the higher-ups to bring in a winger for Sundin (as there is no obvious answer in the current lineup). Too many goalies, too many young D-men, not enough sniping wingers. Easy to do the math here.
I wanted to bring to everyones attention, the deadly mistakes the leafs management has made over the years. First i would like to point out Luca Cereda, where did this clown go? Martin Havlat was drafted 2 spots after him, that was a mistake. Nik Antropov was another one, Alex Tanguay was drafted 2 spots after Antropov. And(this one kills me)trading Brad Boyes, and Alyn McCauley for Owen “injury magnet” Nolan. Brad Boyes was 4-5 in rookie scoring this year! And last but not least, lets not forget about the Brian Leetch trade, Jarkko Imonnen one of NYR’s top prospects could have been a leaf by now, on our 1-2 lines, if it wasn’t for that trade, and lets not forget about maxim kondratiev, yep another rip off.
Honourable mentions: signing Gill, Antropov, Belak, and Ondrus. And Aquiring Andrew Raycroft, JFJ could have traded Rask for a winger for Sundin.
Inspired by TSN’s Darren Dreger’s NHL: Insider, I have written this article to provoke discussion between hockey and Maple Leaf fans alike. Over the past years Mats Sundin has not had a proper winger to play aside him, the last proficient winger to be beside Mats was Alexander Mogilney. What can the organization do…..
Antropov Sundin Steen
Antropov and sundin have worked well together in the past with Antropovs Like of passing and Sundins Knack For scoring.
Tucker Wellwood O’neil
Spectors hockey is reporting a rumour out of Toronto, stating that NikolaI Zherdev might be headed to Toronto for Matt Stajan, and a draft pick(most likely a first rounder). Although this rumour is hard to believe it might just happen, but i think Antropov should be moved instead of Stajan because Stajan is my favourite player. Thus giving Sundin a winger to play with. Any thoughts?
Many people dispute the job Ferguson has been doing as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has made both good and bad decisions as GM this offseason.
Darcy Tucker and his agent are currently in contract talks with the Maple Leafs…