Hey all, brand new here hoping to inject some freaking reality. Big Leaf fan so lets get that out of the way. Also a realistic Leaf fan, we are not going anywhere with this club as it sits now. Sorry you delusional fans. Its not happening. We are a relatively decent talented team with a d-core full of the same guy. And we have a guy that is in my humble opinion, (sundin) playing at MVP level this year (without support). That said, if I was catholic I would be saying hail mary’s but Mats needs to be traded for the good of this team. I love him and would love to see him hoist Stanley in Blue and White, but not happening this year.
I recently read an article in the Toronto Sun, about Sundin being quoted to have said that he would not wave his no trade clause. I just have a few things to say to Sundin. If you truely want to win a cup with the Leafs, and if you do feel like this is where you would like to spend the rest of your career. Then you would want to do what’s best for the team in the long term.If the Leafs are out of the playoffs by the trading deadline
We always hear the rumors out of Montreal about us trading 24 pucks for lecavalier, and that the wants to come here ‘because he’s french’, but with the recent slide of the Lightning, I’m looking for Tampa Fans to tell me What you would want from Montreal for him.
According to tsn.ca, rds.ca, and hockeybuzz, The Montreal Canadiens have recalled goaltender Jaroslav Halak Of the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).
Larry Brooks of the New York Post is reporting that the Rangers have the assets to make a big move if desired.
This is a follow-up on Habs_pm‘s ”Gainey To Make Decision”
He talked about leaders and impact players. The Habs have both, Koivu and Kovalev. Koivu fits in well, but does Alexei Kovalev fit in as well? His hot play so far could easily put the 3 letter word ”yes” in your mind, but Kovalev tends to become inconsistent. That inconsistency could end up hurting the Habs.
Habs got off to a good start but lets face it, at best they will make the playoffs and not go further than that with there current roster. This team is mediocor at best and they are starting to show their true colours with they’re recent skid.
Koivu & Kovalev’s contract both end next summer of 09.
Is that coinsidence?
With Jay Feaster(Tampa GM) saying he may have to shake things up and saying that maybe not even the big 4(I include Boyle) are safe, you can officially begin the hopeful, and at times desperate and ridiculous, Vinny Lecavalier to Montreal trade rumors. It’s every Habs fans dream to see this guy play for the Habs, and believe me I’d love to have it happen sooner rather then later, but I don’t see it happening till the summer of ’09 when he becomes a UFA and might want to leave TBay with that organization currently going through ownership problems and with no top prospects to speak of(especially in net where they really suck). Then the Habs will have a shot. Until then, a trade for Vinny would mean Price and Higgins guaranteed going the other way and there is no way Price will ever get traded, not even for Vinny.
The World Junior Championship in Leksand Sweden is about a month away so i believe its time to start looking at what Canada’s roster will look like
Fans to blame for the Maple Leafs free fall?
Many Leaf fans, as many do when in their shoes; have blamed Maple Leafs General Manager, John Ferguson Jr. for the awful play from the members of the blue & white. Some have even extended an extra finger at Paul Maurice, Richard Peddie and part owner, Larry Tanenbaum. So much finger pointing has been going on lately it’s hard to remember who we’re blaming for what and why. But thus is the life of a Maple Leaf fan. Leaf fans are the only fans in pro sports who each think that they are the actual GM, and in some ways, they’re right.