With the Leaf’s season already off to a rocky start but not gone or out of reach by any means I believe now is the time to make a deal, or a shake up deal which will totally change how this team goes out an plays every night. I also believe the leaf’s have a possible trade partner in the SJ Sharks. Who have an already great team, thats way under cap, an would love to improve.
Possible ” Shake up ” deal.To SJ: -Sundin, McCabe, Tor’s 2rdp 2008
To Tor: -Marleau, McLaren.
The latest rumor out of Toronto has former Maple Leafs coach Pat Burns possibly taking over the head coaching duties from Paul Maurice.
According to Rich Chere of the New Jersey Star-Ledger, Burns could replace Maurice if the Leafs do not improve their performance over the next little while.
A similar report by Rosie Dimanno appeared this week in the Toronto Star.
This is how I see JFJ based on the signings and trades he has made since taking over as GM of Toronto Maple Leafs.
I heard on french TV show 110%(which hasn’t much credibility,but what the heck…),last night,that Flyers’ center Jeff Carter is available and Flyers are shopping him around.If someone hears anything about that rumor,please let me know.Personally,if Carter is available indeed,I hope Bob Gainey will do whatever it takes to acquire him.
Its been reported from the Sportsnet crew The Hockey Central panel mostly by Jim Kelly and Pierre Lebrun that the Canucks don’t need 8 quality Dman.So when Salo and Bieska get back one of them will be packing there bags looking for a new home.The teams most interested in the two are the Leafs,Thrashers,Lightning,and the Caps.Players been mentioned in the deals are Jason Blake or Darcey Tucker,Marrian Hossa,Brad Richards,Aleander Semin.
The Larry Robinson jersey retirement night has come and gone and as Bob Gainey’s approaches in February, one must wonder who’s the next former Montreal Canadien to get their jersey number retired and hang the Bell Center rafters.
Tsn.ca is reporting that the Washington Capitals have fired head coach Glen Hanlon. Taking over the team on an interim basis is Bruce Boudreau.
I have always said that even if the leafs were losing or being their regular inconsisent selves, i always could look forward to watching some of their young players play and, over the past 2.25 seasons, i have:
First of all, I have been saying all along that now is not the time for major changes in Montreal, it is time for some minor tweaks though. The maojor changes I would make now is to sign some key players before the July 1st deadline in 08, and start working on some UFA’s for 09.