Please JFK, Trade Sundin Now

The Leafs are very close to the salary cap limit thanks mostly to their top 4 defensemen. Did they over pay for Mccabe, Kubina and Gill? Yes, they did but the Leafs are building from net out. I prefer this year’s roster with Kubina, Gill and Raycroff over last year’s roster with Berg, Khamonov and Belfour.

Up front, they have Sundin and a whole bunch of third liners and young guys who have some potential to be succesful in the NHL.

The Leafs have a huge advantage with some players called “I want to play for my hometown team” Lindros and Allison signed for less money last year to play for their home city. This year there’s a whole bunch of guys who want to come to Toronto. Guys like Gary Roberts, Anson Carter, Eric Lindros and Michael Peca would love to bleed blue and white. The problem is that the Leafs have no cap space left and at best they get 2 of these guys.

In order to clear up cap space, I would trade Sundin. He was probably the best player last year after the Olmpics. He almost single handly got the Leafs into the playoffs. Is he worth $6.5 million? I would say yes he is. But why not trade your best player for younger superstars in the making. Edmonton got Lopul and a couple of 1st round draft picks for Pronger. By trading Sundin the Leafs clear up two problems. They will get some young prospects or players who will help the Leafs now or in the coming years and they will clear up cap space to sign some free agents.

Sundin isn’t getting any younger and if a team like Detroit or Boston can’t land Shanahan, why not trade him to one of these teams for some young talent.

I would much rather sign Lindros ($1m), Peca($2.5m),Anson Carter ($2m) and Luke Richarson($1m) then have one player making more then all of these players combined. I wouldn’t trade for Roberts since I don’t think he is worth $2.25m.

I would love to see this happen. Here is what the potential Leafs roster could look like for the upcoming season. *Plus whatever players we get back for Sundin*

Wellwood Lindros O’Neil

Steen Carter Stajan

Tucker Peca Kilger

Ponikarovsky Pohl Antropov



Mccabe Kubina

Kaberle Gill

Richardson Colaiacovo





26 Responses to Please JFK, Trade Sundin Now

  1. Farva says:

    Trading Sundin is not the answer. While he is not the youngest, he is still the heart and soul of this team. He might not be as vocal in the room as someone like Roberts, but the guy is a leader…

    … besides Carter and Peca do not come close to replacing what Sundin has done, does do, and will continue to do

  2. Hoondog2 says:

    You must be out of your head!!!!!

    Who the hell could you get to replace Sundin

    This guy is a future hall of famer, what do you want for him

    Do you think your gonna get a Zetterberg or a Datsyuk for a 36 year old

    Sundin is a class act, and will be worth more to the team then a couple of chance draft picks!

    Who else is gonna show the young guys how a marquee, classy player should act.

    This is the worst idea ive ever heard

    Sundin is one of the only sure things our team has!

  3. The-President says:

    Please JFK, Trade Sundin Now

    John F. Kennedy, Go figure…hmm..

  4. leaf_20 says:

    lol jfk is dead man… sry to burst ur bubble. but the leafs will not trade sundin and should not trade sundin. the leafs have been trying to build around sundin for the past 4 to 5 years why would you trade the base of ur team. sure he is 36 but he is the face, heart and soal of the leafs and will be until he retires.

    LONG LIVE 13

  5. LeafsLeafsLeafs says:

    Are you seriously this stupid?

  6. Leafs2005 says:

    I’m not asking for Zetterberg or Datsyuk. All I would ask for is 2 first round draft picks. By getting rid of Sundin and his 6.5milion salary we could sign Anson Carter, Lindros and Peca instead. I would much rather have those guy then Sundin, Ondrus and Belak.

    Lindros and Carter can show those young guys how to act. Lindros is a leader and Carter did a great job last year playing with the Sedin twins.

  7. Leafs2005 says:

    You’re right, they have been building around Sundin for the past 4-5 years and look where Sundin has taken them. They missed the playoffs last year and it’s time for a new look. Bring in new blood in Peca, Carter and Lindros.

  8. Leafs2005 says:

    You’re right, they have been building around Sundin for the past 4-5 years and look where Sundin has taken them. They missed the playoffs last year and it’s time for a new look. Bring in new blood in Peca, Carter and Lindros.

  9. Leafs2005 says:

    What does Sundin do that Carter and Peca can’t do? Peca came within one game of winning the Stanley Cup. Sundin can be replaced by Eric Lindros for a fraction of Sundins $6.5m salary.

  10. PTack says:

    Fact is Sundin isnt going to be traded and if JFJ was even considering it he would have traded him before free agency started so he could use the extra money on the FA market.

  11. leaf_20 says:

    im just throwing this out there for you guys to take into consideration but sundion has a no trade clause so… there goes ur dreams of a new captain lol

    LONG LIVE 13

  12. Leafs2005 says:

    Maybe Sundin would waive his no trade clause to play on a team like Vancouver or Detroit that have a legitmate chance of winning the cup. Plus he is good friends with both Naslund and Lidstrom, who are both Sweedes.

  13. LeafyMcLeaf says:

    Shut up, you’re retarded.

  14. leafs8901 says:

    lol…the JF”K” thing sounds funny..I take it you hit the wrong key..Aaand i dont know about trading Sundin…he’s pretty much the face of the franchise these days…We’d probably get some good young players..but im just as impatient as the next fan to bring home that cup…and getting younger would but us farther back..though it has its advantages.

  15. FlyersfanKyle says:

    you make a good point but you would have to get a prospect for sundin not just draft picks some one around 20-21 years old

  16. FlyersfanKyle says:

    yeah this guy is retarded but you should look at your own posts before calling someone a retard

  17. Farva says:

    With all due rspect to Carter and Peca, they simply do not compare to the big swede. This guy is in the top tier of talent in the world and would be the captain of almost every team in the league. Peca may have come within a game of the cup, but Sundin led his country to Olympic gold against the best players in the world (which the Carolina Hurricanes are not). As for Lindros, and I am a big supporter, he could not replace Sundin by any stretch of the imagination, even if he was healthy

  18. Francis10 says:

    Isn’t Colaiacovo coming off a huge concussion? I heard that its not likely he’ll be ready from training camp. I could have heard wrong tho.

  19. lukeleim says:

    If I were given the responsibility to run the Leafs, this is how I’d take charge and turn this team into a consistent winner!

    Mats Sundin & Andy Wozniewski to the Edmonton Oilers for Rob Schremp, Matt Greene, the Oilers’ 1st-round pick in 2007 & the Oilers’ 2nd-round pick in 2008.

    Hal Gill, Alexei Ponikarovsky & Mikael Tellqvist to the Florida Panthers for Gary Roberts & Stephen Weiss.

    Jeff O’Neill to the Carolina Hurrincanes for the Hurricanes’ 5th-round pick in 2007.

    Nik Antropov, John Pohl & Darcy Tucker to the New Jersey Devils for Scott Gomez

    UFA’s – Sergei Samsonov, Anson Carter & Petr Sykora

    Sergei Samsonov – Scott Gomez – Anson Carter

    Alexander Steen – Kyle Wellwood – Petr Sykora

    Gary Roberts – Stephen Weiss – Aleksander Suglobov

    Chad Kilger – Matt Stajan – Ben Ondrus


    Jeremy Williams

    Prospects: Rob Schremp, Nikolai Kulemin, Jiri Tlusty & Robbie Earl

    Tomas Kaberle – Bryan McCabe

    Pavel Kubina – Ian White

    Matt Greene – Carlo Colaiacovo


    Wade Belak – Staffan Kronwall

    Jay Harrison

    Prospects: Brendan Bell & Phil Oreskovic

    Andrew Raycroft

    Jean-Sebastien Aubin


    J.F Racine

    Prospects: Todd Ford & Justin Pogge

  20. detn8r says:

    Wow.. wouldn’t that be refreshing. I think you’d get a hell of a lot more than that for Sundin however.

  21. intothevoid001 says:

    i like the way that looks but it takes 2 to tango. these teams would have to be willing to participate.

    i would change the first trade to bergeron and 1st round in 2007 seeing as greene takes far too many penalties and bergeron would add another hard shot from the back end.

    due particularily to the players involved, i think the second trade could possibly go down without a problem.

    the third trade just doesn’t work. NJ could get far more than that for gomez… unless edm’s 1st rounder is thrown in.

  22. habs_fan_in_korea says:

    OMG, how don’t you give this guy a contract for what he put up with from the media! He was an animal down the stretch and held the team on his back. Had you guys had Raycroft in net last year, I think Montreal wouldn’t have had a spot in the post-season. If he keeps up where he left off this season, he is alot more enticing for a trade. People have to realize this is a brand new NHL, Sundin is far from spent.

  23. the_word says:

    Seriously? Following that logic, Peca is as able as nearly every superstar in the league (excluding Rod Brindamour who then must be the new Gretzky). The suggestion that Lindros can replace Sundin is laughable.

  24. the_word says:

    You can keep Sundin for three years (and probably sign if cheaper after next year) then trade him for a 1st rounder as a rental if needed and still get a first rounder.

  25. 92-93 says:

    dumbest article every posted on HTR and in the Leaf Rumors section.


    oh, and some of the most dumbest responses ever to an article posted on HTR.


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