This is my first posting after being a fan of the site for a long time!
I know some of you are saying not another leafs post, but it is not really what you might expect! True, I am a leafs fan, and I am happy to see Ferguson has been fired. However, I have been following the recent developments pertaining to MLSE and the Leafs.
I have noticed that a lot of Leafs fans on here are hailing Fletcher as the new king in Leaf Land but I must disagree. Sure he will make some changes as the new interim GM, but is it really goin to help. The leafs are 3rd last in the NHL and by no means are they gonna make the playoffs this year or the next couple unless for some miracle they make a blockbuster trade which gives them a few first rounders.
Whoever they choose as the new GM before next season is going to have to have some credibility in the NHL.
This time, I’ll pass on the koolaid because I’m not buying this for a second. The mystery of Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment remains unresolved and not even Sherlock Holmes or Horatio Caine would be able to figure this one out.
These additions come due to the injuries to Crosby, Stastny and Zubov and the pulling out of the game by Brodeur and Zetterberg.
What do you think of the choices?
It is so good to hear the news … finally. Although Peddie, Tanenbaum, and the rest of the circus still exist, Mr. Fletcher will have the power required to raise the ship.
Mr. Fletcher, don’t listen to the nimrods trash talking you here in Toronto. These people just need to have their opinions heard to keep their jobs. Listen to the guys at hockeytraderumors.com, they know what is going on.
The past week has been ridiculous if you ask me. After clarifying that Alex Tanguay has not requested a trade nor has he waived his no-trade clause, somehow Olli Jokinen’s name started popping up in trade rumors rampantly.
According to Eklund at HockeyBuzz, Ilya Bryzgalov has signed a 3-year extension with the Coyotes.
terms of the deal were not disclosed.
TSN is reporting that John Ferguson Jr has been fired by the Maple Leafs.
It is expected that the Leafs will announce Cliff Fletcher as the new interim GM on Tuesday.
Sharp inks four-year extension with Hawks, worth US$15.6-million.
The deal will cost the Blackhawks $3.9-million a year under the salary cap.
He has a career high 22 goals and 36 points, with a +11 this season in 46 games and leads the NHL in shorthanded goals with seven. This eclipses his previous highs of 20 goals and 35 points in 80 games, set last season.
What do you think of this signing? And what will it mean for other UFA/RFA players of similar talent?
TSN is reporting that the Leafs brass had a meeting Monday and there will be an announcement today on who will be the new GM. Here is the Link. I heard a rumor today that it will be Doug MacLean as the new GM. If so, do you think he is the right fit for the Leafs?
The Palm Beach Post is downplaying any speculation regarding rumors with Olli Jokinen.