Peca to Toronto?

If the Hotstove says it will happen…it’s going to happen…right?

Last Saturday night, on the Satellite Hotstove, on CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada, a rumour quickly popped up, and ducked out, about Mike Peca heading to the Toronto Maple Leafs. SLAM! Sports has an article posted, “Maple Leafs Watch” by Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun, citing a New York Post article commenting on this rumour as well. My take on it, it’s just a rumour. JF Jr. could very well have expressed interest in picking up Mike Peca, but why would he be looking to trade for Peca, while the major concern for his team is depth on the blueline. Being already over-stocked at centre, (Sundin, Nieuwendyk, Antropov, Reichel and Stajan) there is no sense really in trying to acquire Peca, unless Fergie’s thinking long-term; in that case, Peca would be a great acquisition, as Nieuwendyk isn’t going to be playing much longer.

Peca is one of the game’s greatest leaders. He is a stand-up guy on and off the ice. Perhaps Pat Quinn is putting pressure on Ferguson to add Peca, as it is apparent that Quinn like’s having players from the Team Canada Olympic Squad. (Belfour, Nolan, Nieuwendyk) The question is, what would the Leafs have to offer to the Islanders?

Darcy Tucker is becoming a bit of a comodity around the league. He is putting together a solid year, offensively and defensively. He has played very responsible as well, compared to years passed. Focusing on the game, and not losing his temper (Savard’s gonna get it!!!) is making Tucker appear to be a cheap, and attractive peice of bait for the Leafs to dangle around the NHL. They should think about acquiring a blue-chip blue liner first though.

-MJ-


67 Responses to Peca to Toronto?

  1. jacosta says:

    Who ever stated the leafs are in Dump Mode??? The islanders are looking to dump salary that is why they are looking at offing Peca, and they have already dumped some expensive veteren leadership. The leafs will definetly be buyers come the deadline especially if they are still playing well. They know this is there last shot with these guys. And many of their players contracts are done after this season so there could be potential takers

    Dump Mode?????

  2. jacosta says:

    Thats the trade I recommended earlier. If you look at it that way It could easily happen

  3. jacosta says:

    Wellwood was named player of the month today for November. 14 points in 14 games

    looking good. Stajan I believe has surpassed Antropov as the go to young guy and look for Antropov to be shopped although he is known as brittle, someone could take him for salary purposes

  4. jacosta says:

    Who ever stated the leafs are in Dump Mode??? The islanders are looking to dump salary that is why they are looking at offing Peca, and they have already dumped some expensive veteren leadership. The leafs will definetly be buyers come the deadline especially if they are still playing well. They know this is there last shot with these guys. And many of their players contracts are done after this season so there could be potential takers

    Dump Mode?????

  5. devfanman4 says:

    I usually keep my laughing to myself, but that was funny man!

  6. nocuphere says:

    But fuck he looks good when he’s healthy.

  7. Donovan says:

    Really? You think I’m dead on? Thanks man.

    Anyways what I meant was that the Leafs do have a great set of prospects, and they should let them play.

  8. nocuphere says:

    Thats what I thought you meant, but I wasn’t sure. Just tired of all the leaf haters saying they don’t have any prospects. The problem in TO was Quinn’s loyalty to his veterans. The only way a kid got in was when a vet got hurt. But now with Ferguson there, I would suspect that those youngins might see some action.

    No dude all jokes aside your one of a select few that backs up his opinion with more than a regurgatation from the media.

  9. FlyHigh says:

    what do you call THE NYI FREAKING WIN THAT DEAL!!

  10. FlyHigh says:

    by dump mode, i mean not-looking-to-add salary mode and that is what the leafs are in.

  11. FlyHigh says:

    more effective for now…..Peca has done it many times over the years and he has leadership skills that Tucker can never hope to equal.

  12. kidhenry1 says:

    Let’s think about this. The islanders are in a slump (at least partially) because they let the media get to them about letting go team leader Jason Wiemer. We all know that in reality that was a smart buisness decision, seeing as Wiemer was making to much money for no results. Same deal with Peca, right? Are you kidding me?

    As you’ve all pointed out, Peca has not been the same player since his infamous injury, one of the most brutal, malicious, intenttoinjuretastic (i’m making up words the memory makes me so angry!) plays in recent memory. Of course it was Darcy Tucker who threatened Peca throughout the entire series before destroying his knee, shoulder, and the isles playoff hopes. So much for that deal.

    Also, if the New York media was pissed off because they thought Jason Wiemer was a key clubhouse leader…well, you can imagine with me how ticket prices would flop…not to mention the team’s play

  13. Donovan says:

    Don’t forget Ray Sheppard. Yet another great player screwed by the Wings.

  14. guinsfan4life says:

    It is ubsurd that everytime rumors come up involving the Leafs and another player, Darcy Tucker’s name comes up…

    When are the leaf fans gonna realize that if you want a good player you are going to have to give up more than Darcy Tucker as the centerpiece of any deal? You ain’t gonna acquire Peca, a solid defensive center for Tucker without having to give up a young player and perhaps draft picks.

    And don’t tell me you’d give up Reichel–young players who are worth something is more than likely the asking price.

  15. GretzNYR99 says:

    I don’t exactly call having an overrated, untradable primadonna who’s played subpar hockey as to having a potential 100+ point scorer and a top NHL defenseman “Winning a deal.”

    Nice work, shit-for-brains.

  16. GretzNYR99 says:

    Ahhh yes, played on Sergei Fedorov’s wing, I believe, with Slava Kozlov in his rookie year.

  17. JustCallMeGod says:

    So…you live in Halifax do ya….Well I live here to…..Maybe we should get together sometime and sort this out….then I’ll sort you out. Punks like you make comments sitten infront of your computer eatin’ your popcorn and fried chicken…..I just read your profile…..You must be a fat idiot insurance guy who sits in his little cubicle for 8 hours a day talkin tough to people who are being raped by some overpriced premiums. I’d love to kick your ass and alot of people would like me to do it. So let me know where and when…..I play hockey with a certain team and have a certain job….I’d love to show you my qualifications. Don’t sing it…Bring it. NUFF SAID! Punk

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