The worst thing in all this Fitzpatrick hoop-la and the entire state of Canadian hockey…not a single Leaf fan bashed Vancouver fans directly for this ridiculous push to get a nobody into the all-star game because our thoughts don’t bend immediately to bash other Canadian teams and their fans (I’m sure there’s a few but typical Leaf fans don’t). If this was Toronto trying to get Hal Gill in the all-star game Leaf fans would hear “typical Toronto, doesn’t have any decent dmen so they have to try to force someone in the all-star game because the rest of their team sucks and can’t make it in on a real vote, admit it Toronto your team sucks, you always have to be the centre of attention” and everybody would be all over the leaf fans for fooling with the voting system.
Ok so we have one of the best powerplays and one of the best penalty killing, but 5 on 5 we SUCK. Gainey can’t wait no longer he has to make a move. Samsonov is a big bust, he works hard but nothing to show for it. Ryder, a proven 30 goal scorer isin’t playing well. Plekanec is a hard worker but he’s no 2nd line center.
We have alot of assets we can move. Too many players that all do the same thing. Plekanec, Samsonov, Perezoghin, Kostisyn, Grabovski. That’s 5 players who do the same thing, and they are all very small.
I like are defence, but we won’t be able to sign are 3 ufa’s. Everyone says that they think we should move Souray, but I think we should move Rivet. He makes to much money for what he gives. There are plenty of teams out there that are looking for a solid stay at home D-man.
This maybe a pretty stupid idea. You’ve been warned! Selling off the whole team isn’t the answer, when your still in the hunt for a playoff spot. If anything the leafs should be buyers. If your fighting for a playoff spot is obvious your a decent enough team, you just need a few screws tighten up.
A hypocritical situation;
12 Sell-out crowds vs. Fans without a face;
175 Million Dollar Baby.
Looks like Rory Fitzpatrick will not make the All Star Game.
Western Conference Edition. These players are the future of the NHL; chances are you havn’t heard all of these names, but trust me you’ll be hearing them for a long time. For the record, I am considering anyone who has played under 3 NHL seasons and is not over 25 as youth.
This is part 1 of my of 3 articles. This is who I think has been a good surprise, and a bad surprise.
The Leafs first part of the season has been up and down, as of now more up than down(But just by one win). They have good young prospects who can hit(Newbury,Ondrus) score(Pohl) and just fun to watch(Suglobov). Some other good things are the re-emergence of Jeff O’neill, Bates Battaglia and Boyd Devereaux. The first half has seen some of the most memorable moments in Leafs history when Sundin got his 500th.(the absolute perfect goal) Sundin getting his 1200th point and passing a NHL great in scoring every game.
50 days remain before the NHL trade deadline comes and goes and in that time General Manager John Ferguson must figure out a way to improve the Toronto Maple Leafs. These next 7 weeks will be big in determining whether or not this man deserves to continue serving in the capacity of GM for the hockey club.
John Michael Liles was injured in Colorado’s 2-1 shootout win over Minnesota on Saturday. He has suffered a broken foot and will be out for 4 weeks.
With injuries already to Leopold (groin, out indefinetly) and Brisbois (back injury, day to day) the Colorado blueline that was already lacking depth now looks empty:
Hockey is a great sport because the people that play it and the families involved are some of the most respectful athletes and people in the world. Families play such a huge role in hockey, the hockey mom and the hockey dad are as big a part of the game as the coaches and the refs.