The Leafs had a chance this year to stock up on young players and draft picks, Mats Sundin and Darcy Tucker were both highly desirable assets, but Tucker signed a 4-year deal and Mats Sundin is a pending UFA, the trade deadline has passed. With the cap going up and the amount of free agents out there the Leafs can make an impact this off-season, the best we can do is to be a 4th-10th place team in the East.
With so many games going to overtime and shootouts could a different points structure be better at determining the Stanley Cup Playoffs?
Over the Past season, here at HTR there has been some insane trade ideas posted (mostly by Montreal fans). Personally the craziest I thought was Montreal sending Souray, Bonk, and Ribeiro and a first to Pittsburgh for Malkin. I mean seriously, and this was even before Malkin even played a game over here.
But I’m curious
TSN.ca is reporting that the New York Rangers have signed defenseman Jason Strudwick, formerly of HC Lugano of the Swiss league. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Everyone says Malkin, Statsny, Wolski, Penner, Carle, or even Ian White will win the Calder trophy, or atleast be a candidate for it, but does everyone remember Jordan Staal is a rookie?
Sheldon Souray will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1st the habs do need him to score goals but not re-signing him would save the habs a lot of money to sign other free agents.
Back on Thursday, September, 29, 2006 Brendan Morrow Signed a Six-Year Contract Extension with the Dallas Stars for $24.6 Million U.S. and became Captain and Mike Modano became an Assistant-Captain.
Over the past several months I have read a ridiculously number of posts that suggest Saku should go – you should all give your collect heads a shake. He is, without a doubt, the habs best player…it is not even close. Tonight he was absolutely exceptional. He works his ass off, makes things happen, plays with emotion, and has loads of TALENT!! Not to mention he actually WANTS TO PLAY IN MONTREAL (so have some damn respect and try not drive the talent out of town that in fact wants to wear the CH).
Its sad to say, but the Montreal Canadiens playoff hopes for 2007 are all but history. Samsonov and Kovalev have to go, no doubt about it. Samsonov hasn’t done a thing since signing during the summer. And kovalev, he has the potential to be where Sidney Crosby is right now, but his laziness and need for dangling have prevented him from doing so. Also, Ryder must go south. I’m from Newfoundland and absolutely love Michael Ryder, but he’s is lacking numbers this season. A change is definately necessary. And yes, the Montreal Canadiens need to rebuild, its not a question of numbers, anyone can rack up numbers, but when was the last good season the Habs had? 1993? Yes. Who was the last superstar they had? Patrick Roy? Yes, and that was what, 10, 11 years ago? The Habs need to get some stars. They are definitely going to start dumping/adding during the off-season. If not, they’ll be in serious trouble.
The East is so close, 2 points separates the 7-11 spots, you have to figure that at the end of the regular season, at least 2 teams will be tied in points for the final playoff spots…..
I wanted to know, how realistic it would be to try and resign most of the Leafs upcoming free agents. So, here goes…
I’m extremely curious to know what Gainey thinks of a potential blockbuster trade for Lecavalier. The guy wants to play in his hometown, he’s said it before, and he will one day or another. Let’s just hope he’ll still be in his prime when that day comes…
I know Bob doesn’t want to sacrifice his youth, but would that really be a sacrifice? As long as the 2 Long Islanders are not involved, I’m very open-minded.
The Leafs of late have showed an old fimiliar face that Leaf fans remember…. the face of determination.
In the beginning of the season, if the Leafs were down even one goal, the game was over. The Buds had so much trouble coming back. Not like the old Leafs… the good old days when the leafs would fight their way back to win a game.
It’s nice to see that grit and determination again.