Possible starting line up
I heard today on the fan 590 in Toronto that JFJ has been given the ok to cut whoever he wants and replace them with whoever he wants…as long as he stays under the cap of course. To me that’s good news for Toronto. Ill tell you what I think they should do, and please feel free to tell me what you think:
The leafs as off right NOW (these numbers are after rollback):
My Buy Outs & Reasons:
Nolan-Way overpaid; injured; old
Belfour- There’s a better goalie on the market; old
Klee-Under the new agreement he’s going to be over paid; also old
Payroll for Roster Now: $14,979,600
Leafs I would Resign:
Brian Leech($3,000,000)-To good to let go
Gary Roberts($1,500,000)-Heart and Soul of Team
Payroll for Roster Now: $19,479,600
The Leafs Lines would look as follows:
Lw C Rw
Roberts Sundin ?
? ? Tucker
? Stajan ?
Perrott Wellwood ?
Obviously there are a lot of holes in the lineup, these will be primarily be filled with FA’s, Farm Kids (ie: Stajan, Wellwood, Colaiacovo, Tellqvist, Perrott), and maybe a rookie in the upcoming draft (ie: Crosby BTW I am not saying well get him LOL).
Free Agents I would go after:
Adam Foote($3,500,000)-A stud on the defensive side; a huge need filled for Toronto
Markus Naslund($6,000,000)-A sturdy fellow Swede for Sundin to play with
Eric Lindros($500,000)-He’s always wanted to play for leafs;cheap
Nikolia Khabibulin($6,000,000)-A proven goalie; best on the market
Glen Murray($2,500,000)-A rugged player to finish off the top line
Adam Deadmarsh($500,000)-Can be a gamebreaker if in good health; cheap
Brian Rafalski($1,000,000)-Good all around player; two way player
Donald Brasher*($500,000)-cheaper and younger enforcer than Domi
Martin Gelinas($500,000)-a team player;good in playoffs; cheap
* ive heard that Brasher may be bought out?
The Leafs Starting Line up:
LW C RW
Naslund Sundin Murray
Roberts Lindros Tucker
Brasher Stajan Deadmarsh
Perrott Wellwood Gelinas
Total Roster payroll: $38, 979, 600 (Still under cap)
Well not to bad in my opinion, what do you think?