I have been away from this site for a while.
And it is kinda sad to see not much has changed.
Although, there is less leaf talk which is a good thing. Not that I am about to help that.
Based on this years available signings and the consequence of the CAP going up dramatically, I would propose something a little out of the ordinary.
This is not a pipe dream, we get everyone article.
It is a valid approach.
The Boston Bruins have had a turbulant Post-lockout era with most of the names including Former francise player and Captain Joe Thornton being traded in a attempt to garnish a identity through the draft. But after missing the playoffs two years in a row, and Firing their second coach in as many years, GM Peter Chiarelli finds himself on the hot seat in the next few weeks, as the draft and Free agency is fastly approaching, can the Bruins Ice a competitive team that showed signs of improvment last season, or will they dwell in the basement of the Northeast again in 2007/08?
As most of Habs fans know, we have been looking for years to add a big center to our lineup. Finally, we may find him in San Jose.
Future and present.
Trade Kubina and our 2nd round pick Oilers for the 6th overall and a 4th round pick.
McCabe, and Stajan for the Islanders 08 4th round pick and their 09 1st round pick pick. (Tavares draft year )
Let’s have some fun and consider if you were new to the NHL and ice hockey and had to choose a favorite team, which three teams would be your choices, and why?
Imagine you don’t live in North America so location has nothing to do with the selection. Imagine you were European and had a satellite feed of the NHL but had no connections to any of the teams/players.
Free agency is heating up and the Leafs have around 10 million to spend. What do you do if you are JFJ? Good question
Ok. Since everybody and I mean EVERYBODY has stated their opinions/ideas/ridiculous moves for the upcoming year. I would like to take a peak to the 08-09 version of the Maple Leafs. I know it is impossible to predict but lets get the best idea we can. I say this because, frankly, the Stanley Cup will be tough to win next year for the blue and white. Dont’t get me wrong Im a huge fan, and believe thewy will make the playoffs, but I think it is a long process, so lets look at what we have. This years FA’s likely to be signed:
Ryan Smyth is a great player but the Leafs should pass on him. The Leafs should save that money and invest in other free agents and keeping their youth.
These rumors about Bryan McCabe, although seem unlikely, could very well happen. People on this website are saying that the Leafs would just get a draft pick and a prospect but other teams could not afford him unless we take at least 2 million from them. Perhaps a trade could look something like this:
Larry Brooks of the New York Post continues to provide intriguing speculation regarding this off season. Some of the tid bits that he offers include rumors that the Rangers could be looking to make a swap for the Coyotes third overall pick in an effort to have the ability to draft Alexei Cherepanov.
The Philadelphia Inquirer is speculating that the Flyers may make a run at Thomas Vanek. Vanek scored 43 goals last season with the Buffalo Sabres and according to the article teams can make offers to group 2 restricted free agents on June 25th.