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Toronto Maple Leaf News and Rumors
So As well as Raycroft (and the buds as a whole) has been playing of late
(11-5-?)I am worried that if the plan is to ride that wave into the playoff’s is he going to have the gas in the tank to push through some gruelling playoff rounds for us? He’s played 19 in a row and played only 25 all of last year! How is his game conditioning?
In my opinion I think JFJ should trade Andrew Raycroft. He’s not set to be a number 1 goalie. He’s too leisurely in net. I think a good trade would be Raycroft for goaltender Ray Emery and maybe a number 2 or 3 draft pick. I hate the Senators just as much as the next Leaf fan, but emery is only getting better. I also think he can carry a team in the playoffs.
Hard to believe after all these years playing in the Toronto market this guy, I think, is still not getting the respect he deserves. It became very clear after watching last nights game against the Islanders this guy is on a mission and is one of the best in the league. He is the face of the Leafs and without him they have no identity. Yes he is in the twilight of his career but he is still in great shape and is out-performing his teamates and most players in the NHL.
Ok Leaf fans,
We have to come to accept the possibility that John Ferguson may NOT pull the trigger this year.
With the Leafs recent play its very probable that the Leafs may make the playoffs but may not have what it takes to go all the way.
I was listening to Hockey Central last week and Kipper and Millard were saying it would be possible to fit both these guys under the cap if Wellwood and Tucker were put on long term IR in a Lamorello’esk move. This got me thinking.
Sounds weird but i think it would be nice to see the leafs not make the playoffs and here is why…
According to Hockeybuzz.com the leafs are close to resigning Darcy Tucker and also it is strongly believed that Gary Roberts will be returning to Toronto before the trade deadline.
Finally the Maple Leafs play a team that isn’t completely inept, and Andrew Rayflop shows his true colors,a nd proves that this is not a playoff team. I for one think that MLSE should be gutted for all the bullshit that’s filled with him.