People keep pegging the Toronto Maple Leafs as sellers this trade deadline. We’ve heard the names of Darcy Tucker and Mats Sundin both come up in trade talks. This is a load of crap though.
The Leafs have two very desirable assets who will be UFA’s this year in the form of Mats Sundin and Darcy Tucker. Darcy Tucker is at his highest value right now and unless we don’t do something with him now, JFJ will probably give him a 5-year/30 million dollar contract! Do you want that? He has to go, and he has to go this year!
It looks like JFJ is now taking offers for Darcy Tucker, the three leading candidates for Tucker’s services are the Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, and the Calgary Flames. Notice that all of the team are in the West? It seems as though Tucker has told JFJ that if he will be traded he wants to go to the West. His reason? He is an emotional player and wouldn’t be able to play his best if he faces the Leafs alot.
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Rumours have it The oilers offered up a multi-year contract (4-6 years) at $5M a year.
As mentioned on the Hot Stove Chicago is looking to unload a goaltender….
Don Cherry just mentioned that Lorne “Gump” Worsely has passed away at the age of 77.
Aside from being a great Guess Who song, no time refers to the Canucks current predicament with the loss of Ryan Kesler. Many believe he wasn’t having a good year, but I beg to differ.
Yes he has only racked up 16 points (6 G, 10 A) in 48 GP with a +1 rating, but those stats don’t tell the whole story.
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Tsn is reporting that Bertuzzi wants to sign with the leafs when free agency begins. Here is the link
This used to be one of my favourite times of the year. Logging onto the net each day and checking the usual spots for any trade rumours about my favourite team.
I say “used to be”, because I happen to be in a very sucky position this year – I’m a Maple Leafs fan.
Every team, whether in the playoff race or not, has a player that will more than likely be traded. The bad teams try to unload their UFA’s for picks and their veterans for prospects. While the good teams trade away the under performers to make room for rental players.